I have, from time to time, undertaken courses of study at Sarum College and so i have been asked to publicise the following courses this autumn:-
AN INTRODUCTION TO THE LECTIO DIVINA
Three-terms beginning Wed 1st Oct 2008, 7pm. Riccardo Larini & guest speakers.
The art of reading the Bible and drawing from it spiritual nourishment for everyday life. A course to help ordinary churchgoers to strengthen their faith. It will also be of interest to those Church ministers who wish to dig deeper in the Gospel they preach to their congregations.
PRAYER FACTORIES: THE STRUCTURAL CHURCH
Three-terms, beginning Monday 6th October 2008, 7pm.
John Elliott, Jane Howells, Philip Baxter, Ruth Newman & John Chandler.
The course aims to give participants a thorough understanding of the link between liturgy and architecture, between the shape of a church and what happens inside.
LEADERSHIP FOR THE CHURCH Dr Mervyn Davies & Prebendary Graham Dodds
Wednesdays, 10am to 4:30pm on October 8th, 15th, 22nd and November 5th, 12th.
A series of one-day training sessions exploring important aspects of leadership in the Church.
These are open to clergy and laity of all denominations who are involved in different forms of ministry and responsibility in the Church.
THE TREE OF YOGA
Saturday 1 November 2008. 10:00am to 4:30pm. Susan Stephenson
This course explores the spiritual wisdom of the yoga tradition. Yoga roots the spiritual journey in ethical principles and cultivates the tree of the self through dynamic postures; breathwork; and meditation so that it flowers and bears spiritual fruit. The day will provide an introduction to the eight aspects of classical yoga and will involve practical sessions as well as an opportunity to discuss the philosophical and spiritual teachings of the yogic tradition.
FIVE ONE-DAY SEASONAL RETREATS
Saturdays 10am - 4:30pm with Sr. Mairead Quigley
Days of Deepening our preparation for the Major Liturgical times of the Christian Year.
Advent 22nd Nov, Christmas 13th Dec, Lent 28th Feb, Easter 4th Apr and Pentecost 30th May.
THEOLOGY IN THE FRAME: LOOKING AT FILM THEOLOGICALLY
A series of one-day Saturday courses, 10am to 4:30pm. Chris Rowberry
What, if anything, is behind what we view? This series explores how film may be like the holding up of mirror to our selves. Session structure is: introduction, film showing and discussion.
Human/Machine, they all look alike to me - Blade Runner, 22nd November 2008.
This illusionary life -The Matrix, 17th January 2009.
What if this is . . . . As Good As It Gets, 28th February 2009.
Nine people's stories entangled in a single random day. And then it rained frogs! –
Magnolia, 31st January 2009.
Please call 01722 424800 to book
Sarum College, 19 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EE