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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Simon Stocks is Senior Tutor and tutor for Biblical Studies at St Augustine’s. We asked him to tell us a little about himself and what his role at St Augustine’s College of Theology offers to our students. I’m from Manchester and a lifelong Manchester Utd supporter. I’ve also always been a keen runner, and have done the odd half-marathon, though age is catching up with me. My practical and problem-solving bent means that I spend my spare time on DIY and building projects, and when quieter moments are called for, crosswords. Like many of our…
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.
Happy Christmas from us all at St Augustine’s. Many thanks to everyone who helped with this. All donations gratefully received Tattersall Bursary Fund – St Augustine’s College of Theology Carol Service Words
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.
We are delighted to invite you to St Augustine’s Carols online!! And Christmas raffle….. As ever, all proceeds to the Tattersall bursary fund.
Some of you will have rosy memories of the last round of Universally Challenged, the quiz show that shows just how maniacally competitive Christians can be when they let themselves go. Here is our second venture onto the blood-stained sand of the arena! Jael’s Tent Pegs (students) v Pilate’s Pasties (staff)…. All donations to the Tattersall independent bursary fund.
On the 29th of November, we launch our next retreat which is led by Luigi Gioia. Luigi has recently joined us as an associate tutor with a specialisation in spirituality and history. He has had a great deal of experience in spiritual direction and in leading retreats, so we’re very much looking forward to this new, four week programme. His themes tie in with the Advent season, so some of you might like to make the retreat the focus of an Advent group in your church. The sessions are ‘Waiting’, ‘Watching’, ‘Rejoicing’, and ‘Consoling’. See…
If studying theology seems too big a step to take and you’re not certain that is for you, then join us for a ‘taster module’ (£125). See here for further details.