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Urban Spirituality

Tue 11 Feb 2020, 7:30-9:30pm, St Thomas, Derby- BOOK NOW!

Do Christians need to retreat to the country to find God? This is an opportunity to explore living out your Christian faith in a city environment. Rev Simon Cartwright and members of St Thomas’ Community will help us reflect on our faith and urban living by sharing with us the journey God is calling them on to re-imagine what it means to be an intentional Christian community committed to serving the inner city. The evening will focus on five themes of: journeying with others, creating a place of prayer, contextual liturgy, welcoming the marginalised and the Eucharist as a place of hospitality. This session is open to all but of particular interest to those in an urban setting, and booking is essential.

Lent Quiet Day -What Happens in the Wilderness?

Tue 25 Feb 08:30am - 1.30pm, Derby CathedraBOOK NOW

As we prepare for Lent, join Acting Dean Elizabeth Thomson as we enter imaginatively into the wilderness experience with Jesus.

Focusing in on his temptations and what they reveal about both the nature of humanity and of God, and considering how the rhythm of pray, learn, tell and serve might shape our life and Lenten journey.

Early birds are welcome to attend Morning Prayer at 8:30am.

The day then begins with a soft start of breakfast and prayer stations with an official welcome and opening worship led by Bishop Libby at 9:30. The day will close with the Eucharist.

The Cathedral is offering a pre-booked lunch of sandwich and soup for £5 in the cathedral café.

This must be pre-booked by emailing: before 10am Monday 24th Feb. and then paid for on the day.

Thy Kingdom Come

Thu 05 Mar 2020 2.30 - 5.30pm, Littleover Methodist Church, Derby BOOK NOW 

Thu 05 Mar 2020 7.30-10.30pm, St Barnabas Cathedral, Nottingham BOOK NOW

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement inviting Christians to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus Christ.

What started in 2016 as an invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer.

Hosted jointly by the Nottingham and Derby District of the Methodist Church and Derby Diocese within the Church of England, this launch workshop shows you the resources and information for this year’s event -21st to 31st May 2020 - and describes how you and your church can get involved.

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear first-hand from the national Thy Kingdom Come team about the wonderful work God has done, and is doing, and how individuals, families and churches can get involved this year and the wide range of resources available to help.

Leading Intercessions

Thu 12 Mar 2020, 10am-12pm, St Peter, Hartshorne- BOOK NOW!

Wed 14 Oct 2020, 7pm-9pm, St John, Tibshelf- BOOK NOW!

A short, practical session on how to plan and write intercessions, covering what to include, what to avoid and how to deliver them. The session will include the opportunity to write some intercessions together.

Mental Health & Prayer

Sat 28 Mar 2020, 9:30am-3:30pm, St Thomas, Brampton- BOOK NOW!

Our mental health impacts upon our relationship with God, our spirituality and the ways in which we pray or struggle to pray. Prof Chris Cook from Durham University’s Department of Theology, Health & Spirituality will help us explore how to pray in the light of our changing mental health and guide us in considering how we faithfully and effectively accompany other people on their spiritual journey taking into account their mental health needs, issues and conditions. This day is open to all but is especially relevant for clergy, readers, spiritual directors and pastoral team members. Booking is essential.

Places of Enchantment

Thu 23 Apr, 1:30-4:30pm, St John, Cressbrook- BOOK NOW!

A time of quiet reflection and prayer exploring the world around us led by Archdeacon Carol Coslett. This session is open to all, but booking is essential.

Introduction to Church, Spirituality & Dementia

Wed 29 Apr, 7:30-9:30pm, St Barnabas, Danesmoor- BOOK NOW!

Mon 14 Sep, 10am-12pm, the Church on Oakwood- BOOK NOW!

A short presentation outlining some basic facts about dementia; how to make your church more dementia-friendly and some hints and tips when carrying out a pastoral visit.

These sessions are open to all, but booking is essential.

How to Plan a Quiet Day

Thu 30 Apr, 2:30-4:30pm, St Peter, Fairfield- BOOK NOW!

This session will be a sharing and learning time and will cover two areas:

• We will explore the need today for taking time out from everyday life and how taking it can encourage us on our Christian journey

• We shall consider what sort of venues work well, where we can find them around where we live and what sort of programme for the time works well. We will also provide a list of books and resources that could be used. This session is open to all, but booking is essential.

Spirituality in a Digital Age

Sat 13 Jun, 9:30am-3:30pm, St John, Walton- BOOK NOW!

The day begins with an introduction to the digital revolution and then we split up into groups for workshops. There are four choices and three sessions- digital evangelism, Bible and the digital, prayer and the digital, creativity and the digital. Rev Dr Pete Phillips from Durham University’s Centre for Digital Theology will be our main speaker. This course is open to all, but booking is essential.

Growing in God's Life

Thu 15 Oct 9:30am-3:30pm, St Thomas, Brampton- BOOK NOW!

Drawing on biblical imagery of growth within the natural world, this day with author Chris Chapman will explore four recurring movements within spiritual development:

• Becoming rooted and grounded in God

• Emerging into being in response to God’s invitation

• Struggling towards abundance through resistance

• Bearing fruit and being willing to fall

These are four movements, not stages. They are seasons that meet us afresh within a lifetime of growing, stirring us once more into abundant life. Jesus, the teller of parables, invites us to hold the mystery of creation in mind and heart, like seed in the hand of the sower. ‘Look,’ he says. ‘See what happens if you are grounded in God’s good soil. Behold the wonder of who you are and what you might become.’

This day is for all wanting to understand the movements of the Spirit in their own lives and those involved in accompanying others.

Booking is essential.

Write it Down- Getting Started on Your Writing Journey

2020 dates TBC

So many of us have something that we want to 'get down on paper.' You may have an idea for a book, a short story or an article, Or would you like to write down your life story or some family stories for the next generation? Your interests may be to write poetry or prayers.  Maybe you enjoy keeping a journal for your own satisfaction or want to start an online blog.  How about the art of letter writing?  In this one-day course, we'll explore many ideas on how to get started on your writing journey and explore the different genres and reasons for writing which short exercises, discussions, suggested reading and lots of takeaways to get you started.

These sessions are open to all, but booking is essential.

Mind Mapping Your Spiritual Journey

2020 date TBC

Have you ever considered your spiritual journey to date? Do you keep or want to start a spiritual journal? 

Then why not come and learn how to mind map, a new skill that you can apply effectively in many areas of your spiritual life. 

Mind mapping is a technique that combines words, pictures, symbols and colour to capture information in a radial format.  The programme will teach you the basic technique and give you the tools to produce a mind map of your spiritual journey to date as well as some reflective time to consider that journey.

These sessions are open to all, but booking is essential.


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