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… new course Praying into Scripture: a practical guide to Ignatian Prayer and Imagination

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During this short course, offered over 2 weekends at Malling Abbey, the Rev. Susanne Carlsson will introduce and help you practise one of the richest traditions of Christian prayer and mediation.  The Ignatian approach is especially compelling because of the way we are invited to bring out imaginations into the life of prayer.  Course fees £30 – all welcome.   To book your place on this course please contact office@staugustinescollege.ac.uk or ring 01732 252656 ‘Praying into Scripture’ Course WEB AW

Congratulations!

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We are delighted to announce that the Rev’d Dr Simon Stocks, our Tutor for Biblical Studies and Director of Reader Training, has achieved the laudable status of a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. This recognition follows assessment of his professional practice in higher education, and in particular of his support, management and mentoring of others in relation to teaching and learning. Simon’s status as Senior Fellow reflects his sustained effectiveness as a tutor throughout his seven years at the college. It also endorses the college’s alignment with the values of the HEA, including…

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New Workshop – Mark’s Gospel Message for Today (13 January 2018)

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Join us at Malling Abbey on Saturday, 13th January 2018 to look at Mark’s Gospel taking into account some of the outstanding British preachers and interpreters from the mid-20th Century.  Led by Rev. Dr. Stephen Laird (University of Kent and St Augustine’s college; Parish Priest).  Course fee £30 including refreshments. ‘Mark’s Gospel Message for Today’ Course WEB AW    

Spirituality and Mission at St Augustine’s…. new course

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Owing to the popularity of Ronni Lamon’s course on children’s spirituality, we are delighted to announce that St Augustine’s will run the course again, this time at our Southwark teaching at Trinity House. Nurturing the Spirituality of Children … Trailing Clouds of Glory” will start in the new year, beginning on the 31st January and ending on the 14th of March 2018. Each class will start at 7pm and finish at 9pm. As the 14th February falls during the schools’ half-term, we shall not hold a class on that evening. Location: Stockwood Room, Trinity House,…

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On the way…? Are you considering a call to ordination?

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On Wednesday, 15th November at Malling Abbey, West Malling and on the following Monday, 20th November, at Trinity House, Southwark, come and hear from former and present students, as well as from staff and DDO’s, about their journey from discernment to ordination:   4pm “Spirituality, Study and Theology” 5pm “Discerning Your Way….” 6:30pm  Worship 7pm  Evening classes     For further information please contact office@staugustinescollege.ac.uk or 01732 252656

Beginning the New Year!

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The summer seems to have passed away an age ago. On the 16th September, we held our Induction Day for sixty-four new students, our highest intake ever! Saju Muthalai and Sue Jeffs lead us in a very fine reflection on diversity and the unconscious biases that shape our relationships with others. Necessary to finding our way around the world, since otherwise we’d treat every encounter as if it was the first one in our lives, such biases also lie at the root of misunderstanding, unintentional hurtfulness, confusion, and conflict, as well as the cruelties of…

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New: St Augustine’s Centre for Spirituality and Mission

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St Augustine’s is delighted to announce the first course offered by St Augustine’s Centre for Spirituality and Mission. St Augustine’s Centre for Spirituality and Mission, in partnership with the St Benedict’s Centre, offers short courses and workshops designed to enliven and inform the practice of Christian faith, and to inspire the Christian mission of local churches. Lead by experienced teachers, with a reputation for clear and lively communication, these courses are open to all. Our Centre for Spirituality and Mission plans to hold at least three courses or workshops each year. …and the first is:…

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Biblical Languages for Everyone

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Beginning in the Autumn, St Augustine’s will provide classes in New Testament Greek and Biblical Hebrew. You don’t need to be a registered student to join these courses, they are open to all. Held at the St Benedict’s Centre, Malling Abbey, classes will run every Friday for two ten week terms, with a break for ‘half-term’. If you are interested, please contact the office at office@staugustinescollege.ac.uk or call us on 01732 252656. Dates and Times: New Testament Greek (introductory): 9:15 to 10:15am Fridays Term 1: Friday 29th September to 8th December (half-term, 27th October) Term…

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Don’t Forget We’re Still Here…

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Summertime has arrived, so, as the song says, “the livin’ is easy.” Not altogether accurate, of course, since over the next few weeks St Augustine’s office at Malling is open, as is the library. Holidays take some of us away some of the time but one or two of the staff will always remain to keep the place going. If you have a hour or two, then, please come and visit. Browse the library, read in the grounds, pray in the chapel, study in the Guest House, or talk to the teddy bears in my…

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New Tutor in Mission for St Augustine’s

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We are delighted to announce that we have a new member of the core teaching staff. On September 1st, the Rev. Dr. John Seymour will begin his work as Tutor in Mission and Contextual Theology. Over the past few years, Mission has moved into the core of our curriculum and of our formational vision at St Augustine’s. We looked, therefore, for a inspiring teacher, able to tackle the breadth of missional theology and practice today and to enable our students to develop their own thinking and committment in this essential and apostolic calling. During the…

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