“For God gives the Spirit without measure… ,” John 3.34.

St Augustine’s holds regular short courses and workshops on a range of topics designed to enliven and inform your Christian life. You can learn more about the Bible, enrich your prayer, enjoy a ‘how to’ guide to theology, discover the fascinating world of children’s spirituality, engage with some of the most challenging issues of our time, and much more.

Malling Abbey


Preaching Hope

Revd Ellen Eames

10th November  (10.30am-3.30pm)

How do we preach hope in a troubled world? See here for further details.

On Love and Traffic Lights: A Theology of Driving

Jeremy Law

17th November  (10.30am-3.30pm)

Queues and congestion, speeding fines and road works: is driving just benighted or might this, too, serve the glory of God?

Discernment in the Ignatian Tradition: Its Background and Practice

Susanne Carlsson

17th November  (10.30am-3.30pm)

In complex and changeful lives, discerning the way becomes harder and more necessary.  Ignatius of Loyola, no stranger to difficult times, began a tradition of Christian wisdom still vital today. See here for further details.

(£30 per workshop)

St Mary-of-Eton with St Augustine Eastway

Hackney Wick, London  E9 5JA


Is your love in vain? Reading Ecclesiastes and the Song of Songs

Dr Robin Plant

Saturday, 3 November 2018  (11-3:30pm) / £30 pp

The Song of Songs and Ecclesiastes are part of Christian Scripture – but why?  One doesn’t mention God, in the other he seems very distant.  One brims with erotic delight, the other exudes cynicism and disillusionment.  In this illustrated, one-day course, we’ll explore their meaning and message, and consider their significance for our faith and practice.

Islam for Anglicans: An Introduction

Revd Dr Stephen Laird

Saturday 10th November (11-3:30pm) / £30 pp

This fast paced, well illustrated, reliable and thorough introduction to Islam is ideal for ‘the intelligent person in the pew’!  Topics include the Qur’an; the role and status of Jesus in Muslim scripture and tradition; and the challenges and demographics of Islam in modern Britain.  Fantastic resources will be provided and you will be signposted towards others.  Come with your questions and be informed and enthused, whether you are ‘just interested’ or are already grappling with this fascinating subject.

Praying into Scripture: A Practical Guide to Ignatian Prayer and Imagination

Revd Dr Susanne Carlsson

Saturday 24th November (11-3:30pm) / £30 pp

You will be introduced to one of the richest traditions of Christian and meditation.  The Ignatian approach is especially compelling because of the way we are invited to bring our imaginations into the daily life of prayer.

To ensure your place, please fill in the registration form.

To ask about future courses, please contact office@staugustinescollege.ac.uk or ring 01732 252 656.

All workshops include tea and coffee – and there are plenty of places to buy lunch nearby.