THE CHURCH IN WEST YORKSHIRE AND POPULAR CULTURE is our sixth and final lecture in our 150th year. The Rt Revd Nick Baines became the first Bishop of Leeds, an area covering West Yorkshire & the Dales in June 2014. Nick Baines was previously Bishop of Bradford (2011-14), and before that was Bishop of Croydon (in the Diocese of Southwark). He read German and French at Bradford University and, before ordination, worked for four years as a Russian linguist at GCHQ. He…Find out more »
The ocean dominates the surface of the earth and is in the pages of the Bible too. The Bible offers a view of the sea and the life it supports which affirms its intrinsic value to God as a good, and indeed essential, part of creation. At the same time, it also speaks perceptively of the sea's vulnerability to damage and change. The Bible's focus on the sea raises questions about economics and the interconnectedness of communities, whilst further references…Find out more »
We all have times when our prayer feels dry or it’s difficult to be attentive to God. And often we can struggle to know why God seems to have become silent. This experiential workshop will help you to explore how silence can deepen your relationship with God and with yourself. The day will be suitable for people who have little experience of silence-based prayer and those with some experience but who want to find out more. Please note it is…Find out more »
Luke left us some of the best-loved Gospel stories, such as the Prodigal Son and the Good Samaritan. What were the sources he worked with and how did he structure his Gospel? How do the opening chapters help us to know what matters to Luke? What are his key themes throughout the Gospel? What links can be made between the Gospel text and the life of the Church today? The speaker is passionate about exploring the riches of Biblical texts…Find out more »
Come and enjoy a day at the peaceful centre of Holy Rood House, a place that specialises in health and pastoral care. Its large garden offers a quiet, gentle healing space which includes a labyrinth, an orchard, goats and a walled garden with a pond.
Indoor spaces include a chapel that is centred in the garden, an art room, library and a chapel within a smaller garden – the Chapel of Sophia. The day will include lunch and hot drinks and will finish with tea and cake.
Ageing gives us the opportunity to deepen and even transform our spiritual lives. “The Freedom of Years” helps those who want to undertake the journey by examining the ageing task, the inevitable changes and the possibilities of joy along the way.Find out more »
Brilliant historian, political philosopher and theologian, J. N. Figgis CR was one of the great minds of the early twentieth century. He was also a lovable if slightly eccentric priest whose own scepticism helped him to understand the problems that other people had with belief, but whose sense of the absolute priority of God and the love of God lent rare power to his writing and preaching. Although Figgis died before the worst manifestations of twentieth-century totalitarianism, he was implacably…Find out more »
This invaluable training opportunity will help prepare you to serve people in crisis, enhancing your existing ministry within your church and wider community.
Those with no previous training, as well as first responders, church leaders and others facing suffering people on a more regular basis should benefit from this seminar.