Retreat week 3 – Meeting God with uncertainty (available 3 May)

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Eddie Howells will be leading the retreat this week.  Eddie will be reflecting on the kind of uncertainty that lockdown brings and how it affects our spiritual lives, John of the Cross knew what it was like to live in a time of restriction and uncertainty that is imposed rather than chosen. He called it the ‘dark night’. Though we may not consider our own experience of lockdown as a ‘dark night of the soul’ John has some suggestions about how to find God’s presence whenever we’re not in control of our circumstances of what…

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Thank you Phillip Dawson for Morning Prayer today!

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Philip lead virtual Morning Prayer on St Augustine’s Facebook page today using images of Christ made up of the college’s Facebook followers, based on work by artists around the world.  To see the whole fabulous service see link.  

Week 2: Turn Lockdown into a Retreat (available 26th April)

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Connecting with God and one another in a time of disconnection. This week Gemma Simmonds will explore how we might begin to add meaning to troubled times, helped by the writings of Julian of Norwich.   Gemma is a sister of the Congregation of Jesus and a senior lecturer in pastoral theology based at the Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology in Cambridge where she is director of the Religious Life Institute. Register here for the 6 week on-line retreat.

Thinking about studying theology but not sure this is for you…?

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Then join us for our taster module.  Theology will get inside you and stir you up! If you want to live your Christian faith with renewed energy and understanding, then studying theology is the way to go. At St Augustine’s, we believe we should make theological learning as accessible as possible. If that excites you, sign up for our ‘Introduction to Biblical Studies’ ‘taster’ module. For the special price of £125, you’ll receive a term’s worth of theological education at undergraduate level. And that, as they say, is a steal.   Many of our ‘taster’…

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Turn Lockdown to retreat – online course

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When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them. John 20.19 This Coronavirus season has disturbed us out of familiar routines, rearranged our calendars and introduced uncertainty into our lives. We are more aware of our vulnerability. And, perhaps surprisingly, we are also more alive to new possibilities. It’s as if we have joined a retreat none of us planned for.  What is God’s invitation to us…

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Staying with it… by Chris Chapman

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Staying with it: by Chris Chapman, Tutor in Christian Spirituality Watching dramas and documentaries on the television I find myself thinking ‘you’re standing too close to each other’. In a short period of time we have begun to consider social distancing normal if not comfortable. Seeing someone coming as we walk along, we move to the other side of the street. We allow more time to do our shopping, knowing we will need to wait in a queue before we even begin. There are other areas of life where what was once strange has become…

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