Here are brief details of events I am involved with in coming months. For more information please click on the links
Show me the way I should go
Tools for making life choices
Saturday February 1st, 2020, 11am to 4pm
at Mount St. Jesuit Centre, London W1K 3AH
How do we learn to become more aware of the presence and guidance of God in the midst of daily life? How do we discern the Spirit when we have to make choices about the work we’ll do, the focus of our ministry, our relationships or our priorities?
What is ‘God’s will’, and how much freedom
does God give us to make our own choices?
Love is his meaning
At prayer with Julian of Norwich
Saturday February 15th, 2020
at St. Katherine's Foundation, 2 Butcher Row, London E14, 8DS
Julian of Norwich was a woman of prayer, a spiritual guide and the most down to earth of theologians. She lived in a turbulent time and sought to make a sense of how a good God could allow difficult things to happen. In this day we will explore the relevance of Julian’s teaching on prayer for our own sometimes complex and challenging lives. Alongside input there will be spaces for personal prayer and reflection.
A retreat for those seeking a new direction in their lives
Tuesday March 24th to Thursday March 26th 2020
At Wychcroft House, Bletchingley, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 4NE
Choices face us within our relationships, work, and ministry. Sometimes we are aware of a specific choice that is ours to make; at other times what we recognise is the need for change, without seeing where this leads us. Sometimes events jolt us out of our former path and we don’t know how to respond.
Drawing on themes and prayer exercises from the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises this retreat will provide the space and resources to explore new directions, as we become aware of the invitation of the Spirit.
God desires to lead us into our own truth: a truth that will set us free and enable our lives to be fruitful.
To book contact:
01883 743 041
Bread of Heaven
Journeying with God through times of uncertainty
Saturday May 9th 2020
at Aylesford Priory, Kent, ME20 7BX
The hymn Guide me O thou great Redeemer expresses the fears and hopes of the pilgrim’s journey: conscious of weakness and inadequacy yet held safe by a mighty hand; lost in a wilderness yet led by fire and cloud; hesitant in moving forward yet drawn to cross the river. This day will help us explore how God desires to walk with us through the challenges and uncertainties of our circumstances. Through the day there will be a balance of input and quiet spaces for personal reflection and prayer.
On holy ground
Explorations in Christian Spirituality
February to May 2020, at the Centre for Catholic Formation,
Tooting Bec, 21 Tooting Bec Rd., SW17 8BS
Saturday February 8th Foundations
Saturday March 7th Discipleship
Saturday April 18th Deepening
Saturday May 16th Discerning
Spirituality is about a relationship with God that changes everything: our attitudes, priorities, choices and actions. In the midst of everyday life we come to realise that we are standing on holy ground. On Holy Ground will explore insights from spiritual writers and teachers across time on the process of spiritual growth, the practice of prayer, making choices, and contemporary concerns about the environment and the use of authority.