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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

A Funny Time of Year: More Seasonal Thoughts from Lindsay Llewellyn-Macduff

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Advent is a funny time of year, a time of contrasts that jar and vie for priority: Society at large turns its attention to more important things of life (friends, family, identity, and often some sense of spirituality) whilst at the same time spinning on the frantic axle of sales, keeping up with the Joneses, tatt and the grinding encounter of the generous impulse with budgetary necessity. Most of the world celebrates family and friends, while the lonely and the bereaved feel the weight of sorrow doubled. The Church begins her New Year and focuses…

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Are You Ready for Christmas? Some seasonal questions by Harvey Howlett

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A friend recently posted, complaining about the Band Aid song ‘Do they know its Christmas time at all?’ and how he had suddenly been stuck by the arrogance of the question “Do they know its Christmas?” for a song originally written to address a drought in Ethiopia, home of one of the Ancient Christian Churches. But, halfway through the season of Advent, and being asked for some thoughts about Advent, I began to wonder if it is perhaps the question we are more directly faced with here and now. Do we know its Christmas? Of…

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Sarah Mullally – St Augustine’s alumna has been nominated the next Bishop of London

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We are delighted that Sarah Mullally, the bishop of Credition, and St Augustine’s (SEITE) alumna has been nominated the 133rd Bishop of London. Sarah was ordained as a deacon in 2001 after theological training at the South East Institute of Theological Education. Before becoming a priest, Mullally worked as a nurse in NHS hospitals in the capital, including St Thomas’s and the Royal Marsden, and became chief nursing officer in 1999. She was ordained as a priest in 2001. In 2005, she was made a dame in recognition of her services to nursing. Mullally said: “It…

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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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