2022 Programme


Sitting at the Feet of the Carmelite Mystics


Audrey Hamilton

Saturday 11 June 2022, 10 am to 3 pm

Teresa of Avila famously described prayer as nothing else than an intimate sharing between friends, taking time to be alone with Him who we know loves us. She and the other great Carmelite mystics have much to teach us about how beloved we are and the grandeur of our calling. They also help us to be authentically ourselves in the reality of our daily lives. Join us as we sit at their feet and enter the mystery of God’s transformative love.

Audrey is a long-standing friend of the Cockfosters Centre for Spirituality.  Initially formed in the Ignatian tradition, she has for the past few years been exploring and sharing with others the depths of Carmelite Spirituality with the friars at the Oxford Centre for Applied Carmelite Spirituality. She is a spiritual director and retreat giver.

£30 Concession £20  includes soup for lunch

Parishioners of the parish of Christ the King please half the pay the concession rate.

Losing God, Finding God

Josie von Zitzewitz

16th July, 10am to 1 pm

Julian of Norwich wrote “I saw him and sought him; I had him and wanted him”. This vacillation between trust and longing, between presence and absence is typical for our experience of faith. The Psalms bear eloquent witness to the joy that comes from trust in God, but also to the terror the experience of absence can cause. We will spend a morning tracing the wisdom of the Psalms, with special attention to how we can retain – or rediscover – our capacity to trust in God when events in our life seem to suggest that we are beyond even His reach.  

There will be ample time for stillness and an introduction to Christian meditation.  

Josie von Zitzewitz is an oblate of the WCCM and has been meditating for over 20 years. She regularly speaks at retreats, teaches Russian literature and language at New College, Oxford and is the author of multiple publications on Russian poetry inspired by Christian ideas.

£15 Concession £10

Parishioners of the parish of Christ the King please pay half the concession rate.

To register please email cockfosterscs@rcdow.org.uk


We invite a donation to cover our running costs:

Evening £10 / Concession £5
Half day £15 /Concession £10
Day £30 / Concession £20

Evening £10 / Concession £5
Half day £10 / Concession £5
Full day £20 / Concession £15

We don’t want cost to be a barrier – so please pay what you can afford. Concessions for the unwaged. Parishioners of the parish of Christ the King please pay half the concession rate.

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One comment on “2022 Programme

  1. Alison says:

    I really enjoyed this mornings’ workshop ‘From crisis to opportunity’. It was very insightful and relevant. I was able to take away a toolkit for coping with the challenges brought about by the pandemic. There were some very useful and practical suggestions made by the facilitator. I really enjoyed the breakout session where we were able to share and explore issues at various stages in the workshop. Thank you Mary Jo, thank you, Jonathan and to the lovely group of people who were also participating in the workshop.

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