Abingdon Deanery

Events Elsewhere in the Diocese

For a list of events elsewhere, please see recent e-bulletins posted on the Oxford Diocese website at this link.

'Introduction to Spiritual Direction', September 2018 - June 2019, Reading, Berks.

Details can be found here

Communicating Faith Through the Arts, Cuddesdon, 8th July - 11th July 2018 

How does our Christian faith shape our response to the arts? How do the arts help shape our faith?  
This three day course is an opportunity to not only reflect on these questions but to express and explore your own creativity in the beautiful rural setting of Ripon College Cuddesdon.

Each day will start with a talk from an experienced practitioner who will help you to consider key aspects of the big picture of poetry, the visual arts and music in relation to the Christian faith.  Renowned poet, Revd Malcom Guite, will lead on poetry, local artist Roger Wagner on art, and Director of Music at All Saints' High Wycombe, Liam Cartwright, on music.  We will then spend some time 'getting started' with help to get those creative juices flowing; writing poetry, painting, sculpting and making music!  Afternoons will be free so you can choose to develop your own work or simply to spend some time in the beautiful setting of the College and surrounding countryside.

Our days will begin with morning prayer and end with compline (optional) in the College chapel. Our evenings will include a story telling event and an open mic session to share your own work or a piece by a favourite writer, poet, artist or musician.

We will end our time together on the Wednesday afternoon with a closing Eucharist in which there will be an opportunity to celebrate all we have been creating over the three days of the course. 

The cost of this fully residential short course is £245.

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 For further information, or if you have any questions about this short course, please contact Keith Glenny, 01865 877417, keith.glenny@rcc.ac.uk