Resources for Lent 2012

 

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We have compiled a varied list of recommended resources for Lent 2012 for both groups and individuals, including books, courses and websites. If you've ever wanted to learn how to create a labyrinth installation in your church or how to be more like Jesus while watching television, you'll find it all here!

If you have any suggestions for resources to add to the list, please email us at comms@bathwells.anglican.org

What is Lent?
Resources for Lent:
Charity campaigns
Books and courses
Children and young people
Resources for churches

Mothering Sunday
Films
 

What is Lent?

Lent is the period of 40 days which comes before Easter in the Christian calendar. Beginning on Ash Wednesday, Lent is a season of reflection and preparation, prayer and penance before the celebrations of Easter. By observing the 40 days of Lent, Christians replicate Jesus Christ's sacrifice and withdrawal into the desert for 40 days.

Lent was traditionally marked by fasting, both from food and festivities, with the sacrifice reflecting Jesus’ deprivation in the wilderness and as a test of self discipline. Only a small number of people today fast for the whole of Lent; it is more common to give up a particular ‘vice’ such as unhealthy food or smoking. In 2012, Lent starts on Wednesday 9 March.

More information on Lent can be found on the BBC website.

Resources for Lent
 

Charity Campaigns

WaterAid – What will your church give up for Lent?
Bring your church together and ask everyone to give something up this Lent. By donating the money you save in ‘jars of change’, you could help families in the world’s poorest countries access the safe water and sanitation they so desperately need. To find out more visit the WaterAid website

 

 

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USPG - Forty Days of Peace
This Lent, join USPG on a 40-day journey of peace, and help to support the work of Anglican Churches around world. For more information and resources visit the USPG web site.

 

Tearfund - Carbonfast 2012
Providing daily actions and prayers for Lent to help you and your church help protect poor people from the changing climate and care for God’s good creation.  See Tearfund's website.
 

 

Books and Courses


Experiencing God's Love
This new five-part course compiled by the Bishop of Sheffield, the Rt Revd Steven Croft, aims to deepen understanding and first-hand experience of living a life of faith. It explores through five biblical images - Rooted, Cleansed, Enlightened, Tended and Welcomed - the way our lives are changed by walking with Christ.  Each chapter explores one of these images in the Psalms, the Gospels, and popular culture, supported by suggestions for DVD/YouTube clips.  Order your copy from Church House Publishing.
 
'Handing on the Torch' - New ecumenical York Course for Lent 2012 now available
‘Handing on the Torch – Sacred words for a secular world’ is a five-session ecumenical discussion course for groups or individual study, comprising booklet, CD/ audiotape and transcript. Archbishop Sentamu, Clifford Longley JP (Roman Catholic writer and broadcaster) and Rachel Lampard (Methodist Adviser on political and social issues) are among the distinguished contributors to the new Lent course CD from York Courses. Dr David Hope introduces the course and Bishop Graham Cray provides the thoughtful closing reflections on the CD. Canon John Young has written the course booklet, and each of the five sessions offers a good selection of stimulating questions aimed at engaging every group member. Go to www.yorkcourses.co.uk for more information.

 

The Way to Freedom - Churches Together in Britain and Ireland Lent Course
CTBI takes its cue from Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German theologian executed in 1945 for his part in the resistance to Hitler, whose thoughts continue to challenge on what it means to have faith and to be the church in a dangerous world. In 1944 while in prison he wrote a poem Stations on the Way to Freedom. The 'stations' he highlighted are: discipline, action, suffering and death.  See the CTBI website for more details.

 

Get More Like Jesus While Watching TV
Damaris' book on television, holiness and outreach, was turned into a multi-media, five-session course last year - and still relevant in 2012. You can download the leader's guide, PowerPoint presentations and worksheets for free. The book argues that television is more than just chewing gum for the eyes; it's a vital tool for sharing the Christian faith with friends, family and neighbours. More information is available on the Damaris website.

21M – the CMS Lent Study Course
This DVD and downloadable resources explore the Five Marks of Mission for the 21st century. Find out more at the CMS website.

Recommended reading

A list of books has been compiled, along with reviews; all are available from the Resource Centre at the Old Deanery, Wells.

Children & Young People

The Diocesan’s Children & Young People’s team has developed a wide range of guides and resources for people working with children and young people. All the ideas can be adapted and include ideas for family worship. Booklets that might be useful for Lent and Easter include:

• Some ideas for Lent
• Some ideas for Mothering Sunday
• Some ideas for Holy week
• An idea for a Holiday Club for Holy Week
• Some ideas for Easter
• Creative prayer for Easter

To get a copy of any of these titles, please email Sarah Lockie or call 01749 685134.

Resources for Churches

Love Life Live Lent
Love Life Live Lent is a new way of marking Lent. Instead of giving up chocolate or going on a detox, it encourages people to undertake a simple act of generosity each day. The actions are small and fun to do, but make a real difference in homes, families and communities.

The Love Life Live Lent book and booklets contain over 40 simple things to do during Lent: one action for each day. These actions help us to transform our world - locally, nationally and globally. With separate booklets for kids and for adults/youth, a book for families and supporting resources for churches and schools, everyone can get involved! Visit the Love Life Live Lent website to find out more.

The Labyrinth
‘The Labyrinth’ is an interactive installation for spiritual journeys, first run in St Paul’s Cathedral London in 2000. The visitor is taken on a journey incorporating a series of ‘stations’. Each station has an associated meditation to listen to (or read) with accompanying ritual activity. Find out more at www.labyrinth.org.uk.

A kit was developed in a physical format to help people run their own labyrinths which proved very popular and Proost has now made it available as a download. This includes a leader’s guide with all the instructions for setting it up and two movies that go with a couple of the stations. For more info and to download the kit visit the Proost website.

Mothering Sunday

The fourth Sunday in Lent is called Mothering Sunday. In 2012 it falls on Sunday 18 March. There are traditions associated with Mothering Sunday in England which date back as long ago as the 16th century. It is told that this was the day when people were encouraged to return to worship in their ‘mother church' where they had been baptised.

We'll upload resources as we find them!

Church of England
A service for Mothering Sunday.
 

Make a Mother's Day
A range of ethical gifts from the Mothers' Union. 

Films

40
Forty illustrations drawn one Lent by illustrator Si Smith have been put into a movie follow Jesus' journey into the wilderness, with a soundtrack by Revive’s Hug. Popular with all age groups. To download a copy, visit the Proost website

Lent course on The King's Speech
We weren't sure where to put this one but plumped for films!  The New Testament describes Christians as inheritors of God's Kingdom, yet the selves we see in the mirror are flawed and failing, all too often tongue-tied and terrified. The film The King's Speech holds that mirror to our world and offers hope of overcoming the difficulties. It shows hope built out of friendship, trust and supportive love, and courage in the face of gathering evil. This course provides five group sessions using the film as a starting point along with personal weekly reading exploring more fully the issues raised, and Bible readings to root it in Christian values.  Read more and buy the resources.
 
 

 

Thu17 Apr 2014
Tue15 Apr 2014
Wed9 Apr 2014
Mon7 Apr 2014
Fri25 Apr 2014
09:30 - 16:00Quiet Day- Journey of the Heart. Ammerdown's Guided Quiet Days offer an opportunity to take time out from our busy lives to pray, reflect and meditate in the Chrstian tradition with the help of Libby Dobson and Sarah Chabowska. They invite you to travel with God on a journey of discovery. The theme for this year will be 'Journey of the Heart - Travelling Home to Love'.
Contact Details: Please ring 01761 433709 or email centre@ammerdown.org for further information or to book
Website: http://ammerdown.org/Guided-Quiet-Day- 2014
Location: The Ammerdown Centre
Tue29 Apr 2014
19:30 CONCERT by LYRA. LYRA are a Russian Vocal Ensemble of Professional Singers from St Petersburg. They will perform a concert of Russian Orthodox Church Music and Russian Folk Music. Tickets: £10.00
Contact Details: Jan or James Turner Tel: 01458 270096 or email jamesw.turner@talktalk.net
Website: www.stmichaels-somerton.org.uk
Location: St Michael's Church, Somerton
Wed30 Apr 2014
19:30 Summer Organ Festival Recital. The opening recital of the 2014 Summer Organ Festival is given by Matthew Owens, Organist and Master of the Choristers at Wells Cathedral: Bruhns Praeludium in G; Pachelbel Choral mit 9 Partiten: Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan; Leighton Prelude, Scherzo and Passacaglia, Op. 41; Franck Pastorale, Op. 19; Cochereau (transcribed by Frédéric Blanc) Berceuse à la mémoire de Louis Vierne; Vierne Carillon de Westminster, Op. 54/vi. Tickets: £10.00 (including a post-concert drink)
Contact Details: 01749 672773
Website: wellscathedral.org.uk
Location: Wells Cathedral
Thu1 May 2014
19:30 RUSSIAN CONCERT BY LYRA. The Russian Ensemble will be performing Sacred Music of Russian Orthodox and Folk Songs. This will be a up lifting evening, Cost is £10.00 each, which includes wine and nibbles. Contact Carolyn Conolly on 01275393109 or allsaintschurch.la@tiscali.co.uk for tickets. All proceeds towards the Heating and Fabric Appeal.
Contact Details: Carolyn Conolly
Location: All Saints Church, Long Ashton, BS41 9LU
Fri2 May 2014
18:00 Meister Eckhart - The road to inner freedom. Much loved course leader Kim Nataraja returns to Ammerdown to lead a weekend on one of the foremost spiritual guides for our time, Meister Eckhart. His main theme is how detachment is an indispensable attitude on the spiritual path. He tells us that we need to focus on and be guided by the spiritual centre of our being, where Love dwells. This advice resonates with that of Hindu, Buddhist and Sufi teachers and explains Meister Eckhart’s universal appeal.
Contact Details: Please ring 01761 433709 or email centre@ammerdown.org
Website: http://ammerdown.org/Meister-Eckhart-2014
Location: The Ammerdown Centre
Sat3 May 2014
09:30 - 16:00THE ENNEAGRAM: a spiritual pathway. A PAIR OF SATURDAY WORKSHOPS LED BY FRANCIS MILES (3rd and 10th May). The Enneagram provides a lively way of exploring our strengths and weaknesses, and can suggest a pathway towards becoming the whole person we each have been given to be. The two workshops will outline some of the potential of the Enneagram system by talks, meditations, small group work, and if possible, interview panels before the whole company. complete course: £50(NUMBERS LIMITED)
Contact Details: Send deposit of £20 (cheques payable to “The Sanctuary”) with your name, address and email to Francis Miles, The Sanctuary, Bridford, EX6 7HS. Or email jfm2@btinternet.com
Location: St John’s Church Hall Wellington TA21 8QY
18:30 Harp - Flute Duo. A concert held in memory of Bill Hoskyns, formerly patron of St Martin's Church North Perrott. Elen Hydref (harp) and Joshua Batty (flute), award winning musicians, will give a recital to include Bach, Ravel and Piazolla.The money raised will go toward the cost of restoring the roof of the Church following extensive thefts of lead. Tickets: Adults £15 Under 18 free. To include a glass of wine or juice and a light supper. The concert is being sponsored by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust.
Contact Details: Georgina Hoskyns Tel 01460 72883 email georgina222@uwclub.net Alison Stevens 01460 76214 Joanna Falkiner 01460 76457
Website: www.northperrottchurch.co.uk
Location: Perrott Hill School Thetare. North Perrott TA18 7SL
Thu8 May 2014
19:30 Bristol Theological Society Lecture: "Sin and Sex: Two cheers for Ss Paul and Augustine?". Chris Evans (President of Bristol Theological Society) Non-members £5 per lecture, students £2 per lecture
Contact Details: For further application details, please contact the Secretary, Dr Mervyn Davies on 0117 959 0181 or email drmervyndavies@virginmedia.com
Location: Bristol Baptist College, Duncan House, The Promenade, Clifton Down, Bristol BS8 3NJ
13:05 - 13:45Lunchtime Organ Recital. Jeremy Woodside (Senior Organ Scholar, Wells Cathedral) Admission: free Retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music
Contact Details: 01749 674483
Website: wellscathedral.org.uk
Location: Wells Cathedral
19:30 Raising awareness and support for Canon Andrew White. An open meeting at St Swithin's Church, Walcot, Bath when Rev. David Post will be talking about, hoping to raise awareness and support for Canon Andrew White and his work at St George's Church, Baghdad.
Contact Details: www.stswithinswalcot.org.uk
Website: www.stswithinswalcot.org.uk
Location: St Swithin's Church, Walcot, Bath
12:30 Lunchtime Recital Series. Organ Recital by Christopher Rathbone (Organist and Director of Music at St Margaret's Church, Ilkley) will play music by J S Bach, Cesar Frank, Messiaen, Rathbone and Rawsthorne.
Contact Details: Rev'd Isobel Rathbone
Location: St John the Baptist Church, Northend, Batheaston, Bath
Sat10 May 2014
09:45 Part-time Courses Open Morning. Come and find out about studying for a part-time Certificate in Theology at Trinity College Bristol
Contact Details: Mrs Jo Norman Tel. 0117 068 0253 Email: practical.training@trinity-bris.ac.uk
Website: www.trinity-bris.ac.uk/part-time-courses
Location: Trinity College, Stoke Hill, Stoke Bishop, Bristol BS9 1JP
Mon12 May 2014
19:30 Insight Lecture - Love your Enemy?. The Eton Scandal of 1914. David Evans MA, for many years a housemaster at Eton College, explores what happened to the headmaster who dared to suggest that not all Germans were necessarily bad. Tickets for each lecture are £5 from the Parish Office, 3 The Close, Sherborne DT9 3LQ, 01935 812452 (office hours only) or at the door, space permitting.
Contact Details: 01935 812452 insight@sherborneabbey.com
Website: www.insight.sherborneabbey.com
Location: Venue: The Digby Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3NL
Wed14 May 2014
13:05 - 13:45nmw Lunchtime Recital, Wells Cathedral School. NEW MUSIC WELLS: WELLS CATHEDRAL SCHOOL LUNCHTIME RECITAL Part of new music wells 74-14 (see www.wellscathedral.org.uk for more information), including works by this year’s featured composer, the late John Tavener. Admission: free Retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music
Contact Details: 01749 674483
Website: wellscathedral.org.uk
Location: Wells Cathedral
19:30 Summer Organ Festival Recital. Wells Cathedral welcomes the return of Margaret Phillips, who gave a stunning recital during the 2007 Summer Organ Festival. She is one of the UK’s leading concert organists, and Professor of Organ at the Royal College of Music. Her programme forms part of new music wells 74-14: Lionel Rogg Hommage à Franz Liszt, Brian Chapple Six Bagatelles, Tavener Mandelion, Fredrik Sixten Tango over psalm 303, Fredrik Sixten Postludio (from Messa Misteriosa). Tickets: £10.00 (including post-concert drink)
Contact Details: 01749 674483
Website: wellscathedral.org.uk
Location: Wells Cathedral
Thu15 May 2014
13:05 - 13:45nmw Lunchtime Recital, Wells Cathedral School. NEW MUSIC WELLS: WELLS CATHEDRAL SCHOOL LUNCHTIME RECITAL Part of new music wells 74-14, including works by this year’s featured composer, the late John Tavener. Admission: free Retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music
Contact Details: 01749 674483
Website: wellscathedral.org.uk
Location: Wells Cathedral
Fri16 May 2014
09:30 Weekend Individually Guided Retreat. 16th - 18th May 2014: 'Yearnings'. Led by Revd Jane Eastell and Chris Redman
Contact Details: Contact Chris Redman at chris@redman.org.uk for more info.
Location: Buckfast Abbey
Sat17 May 2014
18:00 Individually Guided Retreat. Once a year Ammerdown offers an Individually Guided Retreat under the direction of an experienced spiritual director, Sr Germain O'Neill. It is a week dedicated to prayer, reflection and reading, together with relaxation and rest in a beautiful and tranquil setting.
Contact Details: Please ring 01761 433709 or email centre@ammerdown.org for further information or to book
Website: http://ammerdown.org/Individually-Guided-Retreat-2014
Location: The Ammerdown Centre
Mon19 May 2014
  Russian / Byzantine Icon Painting Course – 2014. 6 Day Workshop from May 19th – 24th Paint a classic Byzantine icon. Your tutor will be Annie Shaw who has studied and worked with The Prosopon School of Iconography over the past 10 years. All materials and tools are supplied, including a gessoed board. The Course is for Both Beginners and Experienced Painters. There is some accommodation available or the Bath area offers many B&B’s and Hotels. Fees: £295
Contact Details: For further details please contact Annie Shaw on: 01932 788346 email: fellowshipofsaintluke@fsmail.net
Location: The studio of Alice Craigmyle, St.Catherine, near Bath
Wed21 May 2014
19:30 WELLS CATHEDRAL CHORISTER TRUST CONCERT. Richard Rowntree (tenor) and Duncan Honeybourne (piano) present the first of their two concerts to mark the centenary of the beginning of the First World War. Tickets: £15.00; available from Wells Cathedral Shop Box Office and at the door. In aid of the Wells Cathedral Chorister Trust (www.wcct.co.uk)
Contact Details: 01749 672773
Website: wellscathedral.org.uk
Location: Wells Cathedral
Wed28 May 2014
09:00 Understanding Islam led by Dr Chris Hewer. This three day course will be given by Dr Chris Hewer. Chris comes from a background in Christian theology, education, Islamic studies and inter-faith studies and has worked in the field of Muslims in Britain and Christian-Muslim relations since 1986. For more information about Chris and his work go to www.chrishewer.org. Please contact Ammerdown regarding the cost of this event.
Contact Details: For further information please contact Benedicte Scholefield non 01761 433709 or email centre@ammerdown.org
Website: http://ammerdown.org/Understanding-Islam-2014
Location: The Ammerdown Centre
Fri30 May 2014
18:00 The Poetic Wisdom & The Wisdom of Jesus. This will be an experiential workshop led by celebrated writer and teacher Fr Diarmuid O'Murchu, exploring how poetry and other arts can illuminate Gospel wisdom. Diarmuid writes: “I have been exploring for many years the power of poetry to uncover and articulate levels of meaning which the prose of the Gospels often fails to illuminate. Poetry divulges a different kind of Jesus: more prophetic, empowering, liberating and challenging for how we live our faith in daily life.
Contact Details: Please contact 01761 433709 or email centre@ammerdown.org for further information.
Website: http://ammerdown.org/Poetic-Wisdom-and-the-Jesus-Story-2014
Location: The Ammerdown Centre
Wed4 Jun 2014
19:30 Summer Organ Festival Recital. SUMMER ORGAN FESTIVAL: STEPHEN CLEOBURY Wells Cathedral is delighted to welcome Dr Stephen Cleobury CBE, Director of Music at King’s College, Cambridge, for the of the 2014 Summer Organ Festival: J.S. Bach Allabreve; C.P.E. Bach Sonata in A minor; Mozart Fantasia in F minor and major; Mendelssohn Sonata 2 in C minor; Hindemith Sonata I; Schumann Fugue no.1 on ‘BACH’; Liszt Prelude and Fugue on ‘BACH’. Tickets: £10.00 (including a post-concert drink)
Contact Details: 01749 672773
Website: wellscathedral.org.uk
Location: Wells Cathedral
Thu5 Jun 2014
13:05 - 13:35Lunchtime Organ Recital: Messiaen Meditation II. Matthew Owens (Organist and Master of the Choristers, Wells Cathedral) and Prebendary Elsa van der Zee (narrator) give the annual performance of Olivier Messiaen’s L’Ascenion (Four Symphonic Meditations for Organ) in the second of three Messiaen organ meditations in 2014 Admission: free Retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music
Contact Details: 01749 674483
Website: wellscathedral.org.uk
Location: Wells Cathedral
Fri6 Jun 2014
18:00 Exploring Jewish Liturgy with Rabbi Howard Cooper. This weekend will offer a rare opportunity to study key texts from the Jewish tradition and uncover their purpose, history and meaning as well as how they intersect with our own spiritual journeys. Rabbi Howard Cooper will guide you in particular through passages from the Shabbat/Sabbath liturgy and that of the New Year and Day of Atonement. He writes: “As we venture along, we will discover both their original meanings and their meanings for us today, whatever our religious background.”
Contact Details: Please ring 01761 433709 or email centre@ammerdown.org for further information or to book a place
Website: http://ammerdown.org/Exploring-Jewish-Liturgy-2014
Location: The Ammerdown Centre
12:30 Lunchtime Song Recital. Song Recital by Caroline Kay. Mouat and Antony Sage
Contact Details: Rev Isobel Rathbone isobel.rathbone@lmh.ox.ac.uk
Location: St John the Baptist Church, Northend, Batheaston, Bath
Sat7 Jun 2014
09:30 - 16:00Meditation in the Christian Tradition. Meditation is a universal practice. It can be found in all the great religions – seeking God in silence and stillness, leaving behind the busy mind and opening to the still centre within. Within Christianity, it was taught by the Desert Fathers of the 4th and 5th centuries and by the medieval English author of The Cloud of Unknowing. In the 20th century men such as Thomas Merton and Bede Griffiths, the Benedictine John Main taught meditation for modern people.
Contact Details: Please Ring 01761 433709 or email centre@ammerdown.org for further information or to book a place
Website: http://ammerdown.org/Meditation-in-the-Christian-Tradition-2014
Location: http://ammerdown.org/Meditation-in-the-Christian-Tradition-2014
Sun8 Jun 2014
16:30 - 17:00Organ Recital: Messiaen Meditation III. Matthew Owens (Organist and Master of the Choristers, Wells Cathedral) and Prebendary Elsa van der Zee (narrator) give the annual performance of Olivier Messiaen’s Messe de la Pentcôte in the final of this year’s Messiaen meditations. Admission: free Retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music
Contact Details: 01749 674483
Website: wellscathedral.org.uk
Location: Wells Cathedral
Thu12 Jun 2014
19:30 Bristol Theological Society Lecture: "Medieval Vernacular Theology: Bringing Theology down to Earth.". Dr Eliana Corbari (Research Fellow in Medieval Christianity, Department of Religion and Theology, Bristol University; Vice-President of the Bristol Theological Society) Non-members £5 per lecture, students £2 per lecture
Contact Details: For further application details, please contact the Secretary, Dr Mervyn Davies on 0117 959 0181 or email drmervyndavies@virginmedia.com
Location: Bristol Baptist College, Duncan House, The Promenade, Clifton Down, Bristol BS8 3NJ
13:05 - 13:40Lunchtime Organ Recital. Gary Davison (Organist and Choirmaster, St Francis Episcopal Church, Potomac, Maryland, USA). Admission: free Retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music
Contact Details: 01749 674483
Website: wellscathedral.org.uk
Location: Wells Cathedral
Mon16 Jun 2014
19:30 Insight Lecture - A Rough Guide to Spirituality. Br Samuel from Hillfield Friary explores the concept of Christian Spirituality. Tickets for each lecture are £5 from the Parish Office, 3 The Close, Sherborne DT9 3LQ, 01935 812452 (office hours only) or at the door, space permitting.
Contact Details: 01935 812452 insight@sherborneabbey.com
Website: www.insight.sherborneabbey.com
Location: Venue: The Digby Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3NL
09:30 Enneagram - An In depth Introduction - Karen Webb. The Enneagram is an ancient, extraordinarily accurate, model of human personality and spirit. Describing nine personality types and their interactions, it enables us to look deeply into our own character, harmonise our daily lives and our relationships, and understand our particular best path to growth. Karen has become a regular course leader at Ammerdown where she is always well received.
Contact Details: Pease ring 01761 433709 or email centre@ammerdown.org for further information or to book a place
Website: http://ammerdown.org/In-Depth-Introduction-to Enneagram-2014
Location: The Ammerdown Centre
Fri20 Jun 2014
16:25 Iona retreat. A retreat on the beautiful island of Iona staying at The Bishop's House. Flight from Bristol to Glasgow, coach from Glasgow to the Iona ferry. Morning programme, afternoons and evenings at leisure. Optional visit to Staffa during the puffins nesting season. Six places left in twin rooms. £685 includes everything except meals en route.
Contact Details: Revd Cathy Horder 01647 252750 cathy.horder@btinternet.com
Website: www.thesanctuarybridford.co.uk
Location: Iona
Sat21 Jun 2014
07:00 Iona Retreat. Retreat on Iona staying at The Bishop's House. Accommodation in twin bedded rooms. Flight from Bristol at 7am. Coach from Glasgow airport takes us to Mull (Fionnphort) for the ferry to Iona, arriving at approximately 4.30pm. Returning on evening flight on 27th June. Retreat led by Revd Francis Miles. Island pilgrimage led by the Iona Community. Optional boat trip to Staffa to visit Fingal's Cave and nesting puffins. Cost £650 includes everything except meals en route. 14 places remaining.
Contact Details: cathy.horder@btinternet.com 01647 252750
Website: www.thesanctuarybridford.co.uk
Location: Iona
Sun22 Jun 2014
17:00 R5. R5: Read, Retreat, Rest, Relax, Recuperate Set in 45 acres of beautiful Devon countryside and run by a small Christian community, Sheldon is a wonderful place to take time out. An R5 week is: open to everybody, a retreat time out with shared meals, the rhythm of community prayers to join in with if you wish, ideal for those who find it easier to take quiet time apart when it includes some social contact. 22nd - 27th Jun. Come for all or for just part of the week. £35.20 to £55 per night.
Contact Details: The Society of Mary and Martha, Sheldon, Dunsford, Exeter EX6 7LE. smm@sheldon.uk.com 01647 252752
Website: http://www.sheldon.uk.com/documents/resources/programme/time_out.htm
Location: The Sheldon Centre
Fri27 Jun 2014
09:30 - 16:00Quiet Day- Journey of the Heart. Ammerdown's Guided Quiet Days offer an opportunity to take time out from our busy lives to pray, reflect and meditate in the Chrstian tradition with the help of Libby Dobson and Sarah Chabowska. They invite you to travel with God on a journey of discovery. The theme for this year will be 'Journey of the Heart - Travelling Home to Love'.
Contact Details: Please ring 01761 433709 or email centre@ammerdown.org for further information or to book a place
Website: http://ammerdown.org/Guided-Quiet-Day- 2014
Location: The Ammerdown Centre
Sat28 Jun 2014
11:00 - 17:30Open Gardens in our delightful Somerset villages. Gardens in the Charltons will be open on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th June from 11 am until 5.30 each day. Refreshments will be available all day on both days in the Reading Room, Hillway , Charlton Mackrell TA11 6AN where programmes for the event can also be purchased for £3. There will be a wide selection of beautiful gardens both large and small to visit. Plants will be available for sale.
Contact Details: Andrea de Berker on 01458 223227 or Margaret Hutchins 01458 224099 will be very happy to provide more detailed information
Location: The Charltons - Adam and Mackrell near Somerton, Somerset
09:30 - 16:00Gregorian Chant Workshop. Gregorian chant is the central tradition of Western plainchant, a form of monophonic liturgical chant in Western Christianity that accompanied the celebration of Mass and other ritual services. It originated in Monastic life, in which singing the 'Divine Service' nine times a day at the proper hours was upheld according to the Rule of St Benedict.
Contact Details: Please ring 01761 433709 or email centre@ammerdown.org for further information or to book a place.
Website: http://ammerdown.org/Gregorian-Chant-Workshop-2014
Location: The Ammerdown Centre
Sun29 Jun 2014
17:00 R5. R5: Read, Retreat, Rest, Relax, Recuperate Set in 45 acres of beautiful Devon countryside and run by a small Christian community, Sheldon is a wonderful place to take time out. An R5 week is: open to everybody, a retreat time out with shared meals, the rhythm of community prayers to join in with if you wish, ideal for those who find it easier to take quiet time apart when it includes some social contact. 29th Jun - 4th Jul. Come for all or for just part of the week. £35.20 to £55 per night.
Contact Details: The Society of Mary and Martha, Sheldon, Dunsford, Exeter EX6 7LE. smm@sheldon.uk.com 01647 252752
Website: http://www.sheldon.uk.com/documents/resources/programme/time_out.htm
Location: The Sheldon Centre
Tue1 Jul 2014
12:30 - 13:05Lunchtime Recital Series. Piano Recital by Nick Edwards. He will play a selection of movements from his own recent CD of piano music, Midday Moonlight.
Contact Details: Rev'd Isobel Rathbone
Location: St Johns the Baptist, Northend, Batheaston, Bath
Wed2 Jul 2014
19:30 Summer Organ Festival Recital. BARRY ROSE: 80th BIRTHDAY RECITAL Join Dr Barry Rose OBE, former organist of the cathedrals of Guildford, St Paul’s, and St Albans, for a recital to celebrate his 80th birthday: Mathias Toccata Giocosa; Elgar Imperial March; Ridout Jacob and the Angel; S.S. Wesley Holsworthy Church Bells; S.S. Wesley Choral Song & Fugue; Dubois Fiat Lux; Ridout Air, Water, God the Holy Spirit; Lemare Andantino in D flat, Elgar March: Pomp & Circumstance No.1. Tickets: £10.00 (including a post-concert drink)
Contact Details: 01749 672773
Website: wellscathedral.org.uk
Location: Wells Cathedral
Mon7 Jul 2014
19:30 Insight lecture - Woodbine Willie. In this anniversary year of the start of the Great War Canon Andrew Studdart-Kennedy talks about his illustrious grandfather Geoffrey Studdart-Kennedy a.k.a. Woodbine Willie. Tickets for each lecture are £5 from the Parish Office, 3 The Close, Sherborne DT9 3LQ, 01935 812452 (office hours only) or at the door, space permitting.
Contact Details: 01935 812452 insight@sherborneabbey.com
Website: www.insight.sherborneabbey.com
Location: Venue: The Digby Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3NL
Thu10 Jul 2014
13:05 - 13:45Lunchtime Organ Recital. Jonathan Vaughn (Assistant Organist, Wells Cathedral) Admission: free Retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music
Contact Details: 01749 674483
Website: wellscathedral.org.uk
Location: Wells Cathedral
Sat12 Jul 2014
10:00 - 16:00The Atonement - Open learning study day. Justin Stratis is Tutor in Christian Doctrine and Director of Postgraduate Research at Trinity College Bristol.He holds a Bachelor of Music from Nyack College (New York, USA), a Master of Divinity and Master of Theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Illinois, USA), and a PhD from the University of Aberdeen. Participants are asked to pay £20 towards the cost of the day which will include a light lunch. Please let us know if you cannot afford this, and we will see what we can do.
Contact Details: Dr David Ball, Director of Open Learning, Trinity College Tel 0117 968 0247 e-mail: openlearning@trinity-bris.ac.uk
Location: Trinity College Bristol, Stoke Hill, Bristol BS9 1JP
Fri18 Jul 2014
17:00 R5. R5: Read, Retreat, Rest, Relax, Recuperate Set in 45 acres of beautiful Devon countryside and run by a small Christian community, Sheldon is a wonderful place to take time out. An R5 week is: open to everybody, a retreat time out with shared meals, the rhythm of community prayers to join in with if you wish, ideal for those who find it easier to take quiet time apart when it includes some social contact. 18th Jul - 2nd Aug. Come for all or for just part of the week. £35.20 to £55 per night.
Contact Details: The Society of Mary and Martha, Sheldon, Dunsford, Exeter EX6 7LE. smm@sheldon.uk.com 01647 252752
Website: http://www.sheldon.uk.com/documents/resources/programme/time_out.htm
Location: The Sheldon Centre
Sat26 Jul 2014
09:00 Llysfasi Spirituality Workshop 2014. Initiated twenty seven years ago by Gerry Hughes SJ, Bishop Graham Chadwick and Mary Rose HHS, this Workshop has evolved through many creative ways. The next Workshop is residential and will be held at Ivy House, Warminster from July 26 until August 10. If you are committed to working with your souls journey and are drawn to be discerning listeners, this Workshop comes highly recommended.
Website: www.llysfasi-spirituality-workshop.org.uk
Location: Ivy House, Warminster
Sun3 Aug 2014
16:30 World War One Commemoration Service. A special service will be held at St John the Baptist Parish Church, Wellington to mark the beginning of WW1.
Website: www.wellingtonteamchurches.org.uk
Location: St John's Church, Wellington
Mon4 Aug 2014
10:00 Thomas Traherne, a Spirituality for our times?. The first day of our three day Summer School exploring Christian Spirituality. Dr Beth Dodds looks at the writing of Thomas Traherne and asks if his work offers us a spirituality for the 21st century. Each Summer School will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a two hour lunch break from 12 2 p.m. Tickets £10 per day, £17 for two days or £24 for all three from the parish office or via the Insight Web.
Contact Details: 01935 812452 insight@sherborneabbey.com
Website: www.insight.sherborneabbey.com
Location: Venue: The Digby Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3NL
Tue5 Aug 2014
10:00 Exploring the Trinity. The second day of our three day Summer School exploring Christian Spirituality. Revd Sr Anne Marie Stuart considers the Holy Trinity as understood by John Duns Scotus and Pelagius. Each Summer School will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a two hour lunch break from 12-2p.m. Tickets £10 per day, £17 for two days or £24 for all three from the parish office or via the Insight Web.
Contact Details: 01935 812452 insight@sherborneabbey.com
Website: www.insight.sherborneabbey.com
Location: Venue: The Digby Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3NL
Wed6 Aug 2014
10:00 Francis and the Poor Clares. The third day of our three day Summer School exploring Christian Spirituality. Revd Sr Anne Marie Stuart explores the spirituality of St francis and the Poor Clares. Each Summer School will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a two hour lunch break from 12-2p.m. Tickets £10 per day, £17 for two days or £24 for all three from the parish office or via the Insight Web.
Contact Details: 01935 812452 insight@sherborneabbey.com
Website: www.insight.sherborneabbey.com
Location: Venue: The Digby Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3NL
19:30 Summer Organ Festival Recital. SUMMER ORGAN FESTIVAL: JONATHAN VAUGHN The final recital of the 2014 Summer Organ Festival is given by Jonathan Vaughn, Assistant Organist at Wells Cathedral: Guilmant Sonata no 1 in D minor; Whitlock Fantasie Choral no 1 in D flat; Ireland Villanella; Reubke Sonata on the 94th Psalm. Tickets: £10.00 (including a post-concert drink); available from Wells Cathedral Shop Box Office and at the door
Contact Details: 01749 672773
Website: wellscathedral.org.uk
Location: Wells Cathedral
Fri8 Aug 2014
18:00 Wide Horizons ... The Journey Home. Libby Dobson and Sarah Chabowska will be combining their special gifts as composer and musician (Libby) and poet (Sarah) to take you on a journey of discovery into the wide horizons of God's love. To sustain and nurture you on this journey, you will be offered: Original music and song Art work and visual images Poetry Guided reflections Scripture Opportunity for one-to-one sessions Personal space/reflection Beautiful surroundings Times of prayer
Contact Details: Please ring 01761 4333709 or email centre@ammerdown.org for further information or to book
Website: http://ammerdown.org/Wide-Horizons-2014
Location: The Ammerdown Centre
Tue12 Aug 2014
18:00 Three Faiths Encounter. To the best of our knowledge, our Three Faiths Encounter is the only residential week-long event of its kind in the UK. It is a unique opportunity to spend time with people of other faiths (Christians, Jews and Muslims), to talk and to share, to discover each other’s worship, to learn from each other and, last but not least, to have fun together! The week consists of a series of lectures, workshops, group discussions, shared worship and fun activities.
Contact Details: Please ring Benedicte Scholefield on 01761 433709 or email centre@ammerdown.org for further information
Website: http://ammerdown.org/Ammerdown-Three-Faiths-Encounter-2014
Location: The Ammerdown Centre
Thu14 Aug 2014
13:05 - 13:45Lunchtime Organ Recital. Matthew Redman (Director of Music, All Hallows School, and Organist, Wells Cathedral Voluntary Choir) Admission: free Retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music
Contact Details: 01749 674483
Website: wellscathedral.org.uk
Location: Wells Cathedral
Thu21 Aug 2014
17:00 R5. R5: Read, Retreat, Rest, Relax, Recuperate Set in 45 acres of beautiful Devon countryside and run by a small Christian community, Sheldon is a wonderful place to take time out. An R5 week is: open to everybody, a retreat time out with shared meals, the rhythm of community prayers to join in with if you wish, ideal for those who find it easier to take quiet time apart when it includes some social contact. 21st - 26th Aug. Come for all or for just part of the week. £35.20 to £55 per night.
Contact Details: The Society of Mary and Martha, Sheldon, Dunsford, Exeter EX6 7LE. smm@sheldon.uk.com 01647 252752
Website: http://www.sheldon.uk.com/documents/resources/programme/time_out.htm
Location: The Sheldon Centre
Mon1 Sep 2014
09:30 Training for Prayer Guides. 1st - 4th September 2014. This is for those interested in accompanying people in individually Guided Retreats. Led by Revd Jane Eastell and Catriona Galbraith.
Contact Details: Contact Jane Eastell at jane.eastell@bathwells.anglican.org for more info.
Location: Buckfast Abbey
Thu11 Sep 2014
09:00 11 day Pilgrimage to Turkey. 11 - 21 September 2014. Led by Revd Phil Denison, the pilgrimage includes visits to the 7 churches of the Book of Revelation and a 3 day stay in Istanbul. A downloadable brochure can be obtained from the McCabe Travel website.
Contact Details: Revd Phil Denison, denisonphil15@hotmail.com, 07725567705
Location: Turkey
13:05 - 13:45Lunchtime Organ Recital. Joseph Wicks (Organ Scholar, St John’s College, Cambridge) Admission: free Retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music
Contact Details: 01749 674483
Website: wellscathedral.org.uk
Location: Wells Cathedral
Wed17 Sep 2014
19:30 Wells Cathedral Choirster Trust Concert. Richard Rowntree (tenor) and Duncan Honeybourne (piano) present the second of their two concerts to mark the centenary of the beginning of the First World War. Tickets: £15.00; available from Wells Cathedral Shop Box Office and at the door In aid of the Wells Cathedral Chorister Trust (www.wcct.co.uk)
Contact Details: 01749 672773
Website: wellscathedral.org.uk
Location: Wells Cathedral
Sat20 Sep 2014
19:00 Early Music Wells: Bach's Musical Offering. The ensemble Music for Awhile is directed by one of the world’s leading baroque violinists, Maggie Faultless, in this rare performance of one the masterpieces of J.S. Bach, The Musical Offering, in the beautiful candlelit Quire of Wells Cathedral. Tickets: £12.00; available from Wells Cathedral Shop Box Office and at the door
Contact Details: 01749 672773
Website: wellscathedral.org.uk
Location: Wells Cathedral
Sat27 Sep 2014
19:00 KARL JENKINS: THE ARMED MAN ‘A MASS FOR PEACE’. In a fundraising concert for Wells Cathedral, Wells Cathedral Choir, Jonathan Vaughn (organ), and Matthew Owens (conductor) present a programme of popular choral classics, including The Armed Man by Karl Jenkins. Tickets: £10.00 - £25.00; available from Wells Cathedral Shop Box Office and at the door
Contact Details: 01749 672773
Website: wellscathedral.org.uk
Location: Wells Cathedral
Sun28 Sep 2014
17:00 R5. R5: Read, Retreat, Rest, Relax, Recuperate Set in 45 acres of beautiful Devon countryside and run by a small Christian community, Sheldon is a wonderful place to take time out. An R5 week is: open to everybody, a retreat time out with shared meals, the rhythm of community prayers to join in with if you wish, ideal for those who find it easier to take quiet time apart when it includes some social contact. 28th Sep - 3rd Oct. Come for all or for just part of the week. £35.20 to £55 per night.
Contact Details: The Society of Mary and Martha, Sheldon, Dunsford, Exeter EX6 7LE. smm@sheldon.uk.com 01647 252752
Website: http://www.sheldon.uk.com/documents/resources/programme/time_out.htm
Location: The Sheldon Centre
Thu9 Oct 2014
13:05 - 13:45Lunchtime Organ Recital. Simon Williams (St George's, Hanover Square, London) Admission: free Retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music
Contact Details: 01749 674483
Website: wellscathedral.org.uk
Location: Wells Cathedral
Fri17 Oct 2014
09:30 Weekend Individually Guided Retreat. 17th - 19th October 2014. 'Turning Aside'. Led by Revd Jane Eastell and Chris Redman.
Contact Details: Contact Chris Redman at chris@redman.org.uk for more info.
Location: Buckfast Abbey
Sun19 Oct 2014
17:00 R5. R5: Read, Retreat, Rest, Relax, Recuperate Set in 45 acres of beautiful Devon countryside and run by a small Christian community, Sheldon is a wonderful place to take time out. An R5 week is: open to everybody, a retreat time out with shared meals, the rhythm of community prayers to join in with if you wish, ideal for those who find it easier to take quiet time apart when it includes some social contact. 19th - 24th Oct. Come for all or for just part of the week. £35.20 to £55 per night.
Contact Details: The Society of Mary and Martha, Sheldon, Dunsford, Exeter EX6 7LE. smm@sheldon.uk.com 01647 252752
Website: http://www.sheldon.uk.com/documents/resources/programme/time_out.htm
Location: The Sheldon Centre
Sat8 Nov 2014
19:00 Wells Cathedral Oratorio Society Concert. WELLS CATHEDRAL ORATORIO SOCIETY: BRAHMS REQUIEM Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem; Brahms Alto Rhapsody; Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending. Katherine Broderick (soprano), Rachael Lloyd (mezzo soprano), Darren Jeffery (baritone), Thomas Kemp (violin), Southern Sinfonia, Matthew Owens (conductor). Tickets: £10.00 - £25.00; available from Wells Cathedral Shop Box Office and at the door
Contact Details: 01749 672773
Website: wellscathedral.org.uk
Location: Wells Cathedral
Sun9 Nov 2014
15:00 Remembrance Sunday: Fauré Requiem. A devotional performance of Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem, sung by Wells Cathedral Choir, interspersed with War Poetry. Admission: free Retiring collection in aid of the Poppy Appeal and Wells Cathedral Music
Contact Details: 01749 674483
Website: wellscathedral.org.uk
Location: Wells Cathedral
Thu13 Nov 2014
13:05 - 13:45Lunchtime Organ Recital. Christopher Allsop (Assistant Organist and Assistant Director of Music, Worcester Cathedral). Admission: free Retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music
Contact Details: 01749 674483
Website: wellscathedral.org.uk
Location: Wells Cathedral
20:00 Vicars Choral Commemoration Concert. A candlelit concert featuring a selection of some of the finest cathedral music for men’s voices, and arrangements of popular songs, performed by the highly acclaimed Vicars Choral of Wells Cathedral Choir. Tickets: £15.00; available from Wells Cathedral Shop Box Office
Contact Details: 01749 672773
Website: wellscathedral.org.uk
Location: Wells Cathedral
Thu20 Nov 2014
13:05 - 13:45Lunchtime Organ Recital. Given by students of Wells Cathedral School. Admission: free Retiring collection in aid of Wells Cathedral Music
Contact Details: 01749 674483
Website: wellscathedral.org.uk
Location: Wells Cathedral
Sat22 Nov 2014
19:00 Early Music Wells: St Cecilia by Candlelight. A programme to celebrate Saint Cecilia’s Day, of music by Josquin, Dunstable, Victoria, Byrd, Bach, and Tallis, sung by the unaccompanied male vocal quintet, Opus Anglicanum, and poetry by George Herbert. Tickets: £12.00; available from Wells Cathedral Shop Box Office and at the door
Contact Details: 01749 672773
Website: wellscathedral.org.uk
Location: Wells Cathedral
Sun23 Nov 2014
17:00 R5. R5: Read, Retreat, Rest, Relax, Recuperate Set in 45 acres of beautiful Devon countryside and run by a small Christian community, Sheldon is a wonderful place to take time out. An R5 week is: open to everybody, a retreat time out with shared meals, the rhythm of community prayers to join in with if you wish, ideal for those who find it easier to take quiet time apart when it includes some social contact. 23rd - 30th Nov. Come for all or for just part of the week. £35.20 to £55 per night.
Contact Details: The Society of Mary and Martha, Sheldon, Dunsford, Exeter EX6 7LE. smm@sheldon.uk.com 01647 252752
Website: http://www.sheldon.uk.com/documents/resources/programme/time_out.htm
Location: The Sheldon Centre
Sat6 Dec 2014
19:00 Handel's Messiah - Wells Cathedral Oratorio Soc.. Lesley-Jane Rogers (soprano), Louise Mott (mezzo soprano), David Butt Philip (tenor), Andrew Kidd (bass), Music for Awhile orchestra (on period instruments) Matthew Owens (conductor). Book early for Handel’s greatest Oratorio, in the annual performance from the Wells Cathedral Oratorio Society (www.wcos.org.uk). Tickets: £10.00 - £25.00; available from Wells Cathedral Shop Box Office and at the door
Contact Details: 01749 672773
Website: wellscathedral.org.uk
Location: Wells Cathedral
Sat20 Dec 2014
19:00 Carols & Christmas Music by Candlelight. Jonathan Vaughn (organ), Matthew Owens (conductor) Early booking is advised for these highly popular concerts when the Cathedral Choir performs seasonal music, interspersed with readings, in the Cathedral, lit by thousands of candles. Tickets: £25.00 (front nave), £23.00 (rear nave), £13.00 (unreserved side aisles); available from Wells Cathedral Shop Box Office from 1 August and at the door. Proceeds from these concerts support Wells Cathedral Choir and the wider work of Wells Cathedral.
Contact Details: 01749 672773
Website: wellscathedral.org.uk
Location: Wells Cathedral
Sun21 Dec 2014
19:00 Carols & Christmas Music by Candlelight. Jonathan Vaughn (organ), Matthew Owens (conductor) Early booking is advised for these highly popular concerts when the Cathedral Choir performs seasonal music, interspersed with readings, in the Cathedral, lit by thousands of candles. Tickets: £25.00 (front nave), £23.00 (rear nave), £13.00 (unreserved side aisles); available from Wells Cathedral Shop Box Office from 1 August and at the door. Proceeds from these concerts support Wells Cathedral Choir and the wider work of Wells Cathedral.
Contact Details: 01749 672773
Website: wellscathedral.org.uk
Location: Wells Cathedral

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