For this retreat Chris Chapman will be joined by Dr Gemma Simmonds and Revd. Fabian Wuyts…. Each week will be a personal take on a Christian spiritual tradition or figure and the light they shed on relationship with God, our experience of life and our practice of prayer. Looking through these windows will challenge and refresh our usual ways of seeing. For further details see here. Dr Gemma Simmonds belongs to the Congregation of Jesus. She is known internationally as a speaker and retreat-giver. Gemma is Senior Research Fellow and Director of the Religious Life…
This week’s retreat is being lead by St Augustine’s Chaplain – Reverend Harriet Johnson. Preview here. To login or register for the retreat see here.
‘A Cloud of Witnesses’ What can we learn from the witness of people like Abraham and Sarah, Jeremiah, Job, Naomi and Ruth about the shape of God’s invitation to us? Their journeys, struggles, hopes and prayers are not so different from our own. In this 5 week series we look back to faith journeys within the Jewish tradition – the rock from which our own religious traditions are hewn. What wisdom might we discover for our own times? To register of login see here: https://staugustinescollege.ac.uk/login. Introduction by the retreat leader, Chris Chapman, here.
Adventures in Prayer provides the opportunity to explore what prayer is, the many different forms it can take and ways of overcoming the barriers that might have made growth in prayer difficult for us in the past. This week Father Luigi Gioia, talks about ‘Prayer of Contemplation’ as a way of welcoming the transforming power of God’s love in our lives.
This week’s Adventures in Prayer is focused on Prayer and burden bearing and is led by Lyndall Bywater. Listen to Lyndall’s introduction here. To register or logon here.
[5 sessions, beginning 21st February] Adventures in Prayer provides the opportunity to explore what prayer is, the many different forms it can take and ways of overcoming the barriers that might have made growth in prayer difficult for us in the past. Each week will introduce a different way of prayer, with practical guidance on how to begin. February 21 – Prayer and transformation (Chris Chapman) February 28 – Prayer and burden bearing (Lyndall Bywater) March 7 – Prayer and listening to the Spirit (Lyndall Bywater) March 14 – Prayer of contemplation (Luigi Giola) March…
Psalms of Lament…. Raewynne Whiteley leads our second online retreat on Soul Songs. Raewynne is the Deputy Director of Discipleship and Lay Ministry in the Diocese of Southwark, where her work focusses on the development of a wide range of lay ministries in the diocese, and the discernment, selection, and training of candidates; she was previously the Vocations Missioner, working with those exploring both lay and ordained vocations. She serves as an Area Director of Ordinands, and assists in a parish as well as preaching throughout the diocese. ……. It takes courage to reclaim lament.…
The first audio recording and accompanying worksheet is now available in our members’ area. To register or log in see here. Any queries please email email@example.com.
Soul Songs: Praying the Psalms [4 sessions, beginning 10th January] January 10th Psalms of Remembrance [Chris Chapman] January 17th Psalms of Lament [Raewynne Whiteley] January 24th Psalms of Trust [Lyndall Bywater] January 31st Psalms of Pilgrimage [Chris Lavender] The Psalms are ‘soul songs’ that express the heights and depths of human experience. Each week we will explore how the Psalms give language for what is moving in our hearts. To login or register see here. All welcome.
From Luigi Gioia’s talk: Through Scripture God looks for us, waits for us, comes to visit us behind our closed doors to wrestle with our doubts about him; is not put off if we do not recognize him; he is not resentful if we have betrayed or ignored him. Tirelessly, tenderly, patiently, he leads us to love him and trust in him… Please log in or register here.