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Spirituality and Prayer - Connecting with God

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Loved beyond measure, to love without restraint… 

Tuesday 16th February, Shrove Tuesday half day of prayer and reflection 9:30-12:30 on Zoom.

The struggles of recent weeks and months have shaken us all. Plans have been put on hold. Nearly everything has changed. We have learned to live from day to day. The crisis threatens everyone, confronting us with our vulnerability and mortality. How do we find our way through, and how are we to be faithful to Christ in these dark days? How are we to know the love of God and share that love with others in this time? At a deep level, can we cope?

Malcolm Macnaughton, Bishop-designate of Repton will be leading our morning of reflection, as together we seek to root the life we share as disciples in the love of God poured out for all in Jesus.  The morning will include brief addresses, worship, video interviews, meditation, candles of hope, violin music and optional creative activities, lent poems, individual exercises and group conversation. All are invited, everyone is welcome.

Please email for access to the link.


Lent Hope 

18th February - 25th March - Zoom

As we continue to experience the restrictions of lockdown and enter Lent, we focus once more on the self-giving love of Christ. During this season, we turn to Christ in penitence and faith, seeking to build our own discipline and spiritual strength to enable us to love without restraint in a way that is life-giving  just as Christ loved us.

Between 18th February and 25th March, Bishop Libby and Bishop-designate Malcolm invite you to join them each week for an hour of prayer and reflection together based upon seasonal Bible passages and collects.   

Lent Hope is open to all and will be held on Monday morning from 8am - 9am and repeated on Thursday evening from 8pm - 9pm. Do pass this invitation on.

Please email for the access link. 


Peer Supervision Group Training for Spiritual Accompaniers – led by Christina Baxter and Adrian Chatfield 

Tuesday 23rd Feb 9:30-12:30  -  Zoom

A chance for us to consider how peer supervision works and to review the practice of our current groups making plans for how they can work more effectively to support our ministry of spiritual accompaniment in the future. There will also be the chance for accompaniers currently not in a supervision group to form one and launch it.

This training will work best if all the members of your peer supervision group come along so do encourage one another to sign up.

To book, please email Nicky Fenton.


Supporting Spiritual Accompaniers in Exploring Vocations

26th April 10-11am - Zoom 

An hour’s zoom training for spiritual accompaniers to learn about the new system for discerning and exploring vocations to ordained ministry within the Church of England.

This session will familiarise you with the process those exploring vocations follow.

It will also give you tips about how you as a spiritual accompanier can support individuals who are following that discernment journey helping you to focus on your role and giving you the confidence to know what the expectations, boundaries and areas of overlap are between spiritual accompaniment and vocational discernment.

To book, please email Nicky Fenton.


Using the Bible in Spiritual accompaniment 

Tuesday 15th June 9:30-12:30

Morning workshop on Zoom with Liz Hoare from Wycliffe College, Oxford, based on her popular book.

This session will help you think about how you use the Bible in supporting and accompanying other people on their journey of faith. This session is especially helpful for spiritual accompaniers, readers and clergy.

Franciscan Spirituality with Simon Cocksedge, Christian Poetry with Janet Morley, Christian Calligraphy with Jenny Guest, Mental Health and Spirituality with Chris Cook, Benedictine spirituality.

To book, please email Nicky Fenton.


Franciscan Prayer 

10th March 9:30-1 with Simon Cocksedge.

This workshop is open to anyone and will help you explore the Franciscan model of prayer.

To book, please email Nicky Fenton.


Franciscan Creation Spirituality

10th May 9:30-1 with Simon Cocksedge.

This workshop is open to everyone and will help you think about creation and your relationship to the world God has made through the eyes of the Franciscan spiritual tradition and disciplines.

To book, please email Nicky Fenton.


Mental Health & Prayer

POSTPONED until Spring 2021

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.


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