A spiritual path for Lent & Easter
Six sessions during Lent
PLEASE NOTE, THE LENT COURSE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED
Mondays 26 Feb to 11 March
Thursday 21 March (venue tbc)
Monday 25 March
Monday 8 April
All at 3.00-4.30pm
at the Hinton Hall, Tisbury SP3 6NH. Led by the Revd Juliette Hulme
About the course: Silence, Service, Scripture, Sacrament, Sharing, Sabbath.
The course focuses on one of the above aspects each week, thus deepening our Christian lives with both contemplation and action at the heart. Charles de Foucault once famously remarked that if we need to go to the desert to find God, then everyone trying hard to survive in the busyness of daily life would need to have a little strip of desert with them. How can we become more attentive to the presence of God and create the space to bring our lives before God? Over six weeks we shall be exploring our own spiritual paths: the places of encounter, forgiveness, nurture, compassion, generosity and growing depth, and the challenging discovery of the Word made flesh in one another.
We shall be using Richard Carter’s book The City is my Monastery: A contemporary rule of life as our guide, and each week will focus on a different chapter of this book. In the book we are invited to share what it means to be with God in our own actions, words, encounters and relationships so that we might live with a deeper sense of God’s presence in all things and all people. As Nicholas Holtam, former Bishop of Salisbury, says, ‘This book is … an unusually practical guide about how to pray and deepen our love for God, one another and the wonderful creation in which we find ourselves.’