Churches in a Pluralist World: The Theological Legacy of John Neville Figgis CR (1866-1919)

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 opposed to all forms of absolutism.  He favoured a broadly distributist and bottom-up view of authority that respects the integrity of individuals and of the communities and institutions that make up civil society, including the Church. Figgis is a prophet of modern pluralism.

Academic Speakers: Paul Avis, William Cavanaugh (USA), Mark Chapman, Elaine Graham, Andrew Grosso (USA), Jeremy Morris, Ephraim Radner (Canada),

Peter Sedgewick, Stephen Spencer

 

Tuesday 2nd – Thursday 4th April, 2019

 

Residential prices starting from £185.00

Day delegate rates available on application

Neville Figgis poster

 

 

Living the Tension between Suffering and Grace

How do we live the tension between our experience of suffering and our experience that God intervenes to help us? Over the course of the day, we will look at some ways that believers have wrestled with the question of suffering and explore new ways of understanding our faith as living the tension between suffering and grace.

Saturday 23rd March 2019

10.00am-3.30pm

Revd Erik Peeters

£22.00 including lunch

To book or for more details, contact:

Beth Harper, The Mirfield Centre, Stocks Bank Road, Mirfield, WF14 0BW

Tel: 01924 481920 e-mail: bharper@mirfield.org.uk www.mirfield.org.uk

Director: Revd Canon June Lawson        Administrator: Beth Harper

Lent Evenings at the Mirfield Centre

Further details on the website in due course

Tuesday 12th, 19th and 26th March, 2nd April

7.30pm including light refreshments

£5 per evening of £15 for all 4

To book or for more details, contact:

Beth Harper, The Mirfield Centre, Stocks Bank Road, Mirfield, WF14 0BW

Tel: 01924 481920 e-mail: bharper@mirfield.org.uk www.mirfield.org.uk

Director: Revd Canon June Lawson        Administrator: Beth Harper

Soul Food for Care Givers

Exploring images of care giving through art

All of us, at some stage in our lives will be care-givers. We will care in a particular way, because of the people we care for, the context we are in and the person we are with the experience we bring. The day will hope to explore your own approach to care giving in the light of three classical images of care: the Shepherd, the Wounded Healer and the Wise Fool along with  contemporary images of care such as the Midwife, the Indigenous Storyteller and the Gardener. To help us in our discussions we will explore what theologians and spiritual writers have said about these images alongside interpretations of care found in the visual arts.

Image is: The Washing of the Feet, Ghislaine Howard, 2004, The Methodist Modern Art Collection © TMCP, used with permission

Saturday 2nd March 2019

Led by

The Revd Tiffany Conlin

£22.00

(including lunch and refreshments)

10.00am-3.30pm

Flyer Soul Food for Care Givers 02.03.2019

Poster Soul Food for Care Givers 02.03.2019

To book or for more details, contact:

Beth Harper, The Mirfield Centre, Stocks Bank Road, Mirfield, WF14 0BW

Tel: 01924 481920 e-mail: bharper@mirfield.org.uk www.mirfield.org.uk

Director: Revd Canon June Lawson        Administrator: Beth Harper

So how did Early Christians live and worship? Lessons for today?

A reflective study day, further details in due course

Saturday February 16th 2019

10.00am-3.30pm

Revd Dr Kenneth Calverley

£22.00 including lunch

To book or for more details, contact:

Beth Harper, The Mirfield Centre, Stocks Bank Road, Mirfield, WF14 0BW

Tel: 01924 481920 e-mail: bharper@mirfield.org.uk www.mirfield.org.uk

Director: Revd Canon June Lawson        Administrator: Beth Harper

What Would Jesus Post?

If Jesus had access to the internet what would he post? And, as importantly, what wouldn’t he post? Intriguing questions of those of us who engage with the internet.  Which biblical principles inform its use?  How might Christians steward their online presence?  What does it mean to follow Jesus in this critical area of our lives?

Saturday 2nd February 2019

10.00am-1.00pm

Revd David Robertson Author

£9.00 including morning coffee and cakes

Optional lunch (payable extra)

To book or for more details, contact:

Beth Harper, The Mirfield Centre, Stocks Bank Road, Mirfield, WF14 0BW

Tel: 01924 481920 e-mail: bharper@mirfield.org.uk www.mirfield.org.uk

Director: Revd Canon June Lawson        Administrator: Beth Harper

Great Faith Journeys of the World

A look at some of the great journeys in the Bible, from both Old & New Testaments, leading to a final session on faith journeys we can make today – pilgrimage!

Saturday 19th January 2019

10.00am-3.30pm

Revd Bruce Carlin

£22.00 including lunch

To book or for more details, contact:

Beth Harper, The Mirfield Centre, Stocks Bank Road, Mirfield, WF14 0BW

Tel: 01924 481920 e-mail: bharper@mirfield.org.uk www.mirfield.org.uk

Director: Revd Canon June Lawson        Administrator: Beth Harper

“Arise, shine for your light has come” – listening to Isaiah in Advent

A Quiet Day focusing on the purpose of the Church’s Year with special reference to Advent and listening to the voice of Isaiah in our Advent readings.

 Saturday 8th December 2018

10.00am-3.30pm

Bishop John Flack

£22.00 including lunch

To book or for more details, contact:

Beth Harper, The Mirfield Centre, Stocks Bank Road, Mirfield, WF14 0BW

Tel: 01924 481920 e-mail: bharper@mirfield.org.uk www.mirfield.org.uk

Director: Revd Canon June Lawson        Administrator: Beth Harper

Luke- Exploring the third Gospel

Luke gave us some of the best loved Gospel stories, but how do they fit in with Luke’s wider Gospel?  The day will explore the composition and theology of Luke’s Gospel, what mattered to the author concerning Jesus and the church and how was it communicated.

Saturday November 24th 2018

10.00am-3.30pm

Dr Dorothea Bertschmann

£22.00 including lunch

To book or for more details, contact:

Beth Harper, The Mirfield Centre, Stocks Bank Road, Mirfield, WF14 0BW

Tel: 01924 481920 e-mail: bharper@mirfield.org.uk www.mirfield.org.uk

Director: Revd Canon June Lawson        Administrator: Beth Harper

Understanding Love and Power

How can we love better?  Can power be used ethically?  An interactive workshop giving a chance to explore our beliefs and behaviour as we seek to bring about the kingdom of God on earth.

Saturday November 3rd 2018

10.00am-3.30pm

James McCarthy Quaker and Educator

£22.00 including lunch

To book or for more details, contact:

Beth Harper, The Mirfield Centre, Stocks Bank Road, Mirfield, WF14 0BW

Tel: 01924 481920 e-mail: bharper@mirfield.org.uk www.mirfield.org.uk

Director: Revd Canon June Lawson        Administrator: Beth Harper

Exploring Silence: The Heart of Prayer

A day workshop facilitated to create a safe space for participants to explore silence.

Saturday 27th October 2018

10.00am-3.30pm

Dr Alison Woolley Director of Seeds of Silence

£22.00 including lunch

To book or for more details, contact:

Beth Harper, The Mirfield Centre, Stocks Bank Road, Mirfield, WF14 0BW

Tel: 01924 481920 e-mail: bharper@mirfield.org.uk www.mirfield.org.uk

Director: Revd Canon June Lawson        Administrator: Beth Harper

Full of Character: Educating the Digital Generation for a Humane Future.

Further details on the website in due course

Tuesday 16th October 2018

2.00pm-4.30pm

Revd Canon Frankie Ward

£9 including afternoon tea

To book or for more details, contact:

Beth Harper, The Mirfield Centre, Stocks Bank Road, Mirfield, WF14 0BW

Tel: 01924 481920 e-mail: bharper@mirfield.org.uk www.mirfield.org.uk

Director: Revd Canon June Lawson        Administrator: Beth Harper

Blue Planet, Blue God

In this study day we will explore how environmental insights on the sea also connect the ocean with other key issues of broader concern-spirituality, economics, chaos, and our place in the world.

Saturday 13th October 2018

10.00am-3.30pm

Rebecca Watson author, ‘Blue Planet Blue God’ SCM Press, 2017

£22.00 including lunch

To book or for more details, contact:

Beth Harper, The Mirfield Centre, Stocks Bank Road, Mirfield, WF14 0BW

Tel: 01924 481920 e-mail: bharper@mirfield.org.uk www.mirfield.org.uk

Director: Revd Canon June Lawson        Administrator: Beth Harper

7th Annual Walter Tapper Lecture

The Community of the Resurrection and the Mirfield Liturgical Institute present

Space, People and Ritual: The first cathedral at Salisbury (Old Sarum)

 

The 7th Annual Walter Tapper Lecture

Tuesday 2nd October 2018 from 7.30pm Lecturer: Dr John Harper

Honorary Professor, University of Birmingham; Emeritus Professor, Bangor University; Emeritus Director, The Royal School of Church Music.

Church of the Resurrection, Mirfield

This event is FREE, booking essential

The first cathedral at Salisbury has been ruinous since at least 1250, but it was the space in which the Use of Salisbury was established in the 12th century. Using the Customary drawn up for the cathedral (and edited by Walter Howard Frere in The Use of Sarum), the evidence of the ruins and the early 20th-century excavation, and recent enactments of medieval liturgy, it is possible to piece together something of the experience of worship in this lost building – a building which proved to be so influential, not only on the new cathedral built in the 13th century, but also on liturgical practice throughout much of Britain up to the Reformation and beyond.

Evensong at 6.00pm.

Pre-booked supper available from 6.45pm. £7.50

Contact: Administrator, Beth Harper – 01924 481920 or centre@mirfield.org.uk

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Creative Spaces – A one day felting workshop with times of stillness, quiet and simple meditation

The day will be a mixture of quiet spaces and creative wet-felting activities using coloured Merino wool and other fibres to make your own distinctive needle case and notebook cover. You will be able to work at your own pace but with ideas, teaching and support provided. The day will begin and end with a short meditation and time of quiet, joining with the Brothers for their lunchtime worship if you so wish. There will also be brief periods of silence throughout the day – for a few minutes each hour. Quite surprisingly, these small silences bring a powerful and extra dimension of stillness and spirituality to our day and to our creativity.

Friday 28th September 2018

Revd Anne Wood

£25.00 (including all materials, lunch and refreshments)

10.00am-3.30pm

To book or for more details, contact:

Beth Harper, The Mirfield Centre, Stocks Bank Road, Mirfield, WF14 0BW

Tel: 01924 481920 e-mail: bharper@mirfield.org.uk www.mirfield.org.uk

Director: Revd Canon June Lawson        Administrator: Beth Harper

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Poster Creative Spaces 28.09.2018