May 2018

Holy Places

What is it that creates a sense of the holy in places as diverse as the city and the rural, within buildings or a community?

Wednesdays 2, 9, 16 and 23 May, 12.30 – 1pm

at St Lawrence Church, The Square, Winchester

Refreshments available.  No entrance charge, but your donations are most welcome.

2 May Finding Sanctuary in Hong Kong
Rosie Mellor
Rosie Mellor lived in Hong Kong for 6 years working as a teacher.  She was a member of the Methodist International Church and supported their work with Filipino migrant workers.
9 May To Arrive where we Started:  Insights from Pilgrimage
Sally Welch
The Rev’d Dr Sally Welch is Vicar of Charlbury with Shorthampton and Area Dean of Chipping Norton.  She is the author of ten books on pilgrimage and labyrinth, and is the editor of New Daylight Bible notes.  Her book, Pilgrim Journeys: Pilgrimage for walkers and armchair travellers, was published in July 2017 by BRF.
16 May Taizé
Peter Seal
The Rev’d Canon Peter Seal was ordained in Salisbury cathedral by Bishop John Baker in 1983.  He served as a curate in Wareham, and then became Chaplain to King Alfred’s College, Winchester, before returning to parish ministry at St Luke, Stanmore.  He is presently Rector of St Matthew with St Paul and Chaplain to Peter Symonds College.  Peter is married to Julia, who works for WaterHarvest.  They have two adult children.
23 May A Kind of Belonging:  Place & Parish in England
Andrew Rumsey
The Reverend Dr Andrew Rumsey is Rector of the Oxted Team Ministry in Southwark Diocese.  His latest book, Parish: An Anglican Theology of Place, was published by SCM in July 2017.  Previous books include the 2010 Mowbray Lent Book Strangely Warmed (Continuum), which was reprinted three times in its first year of publication and commended by, among others, Tom Wright and Ian Hislop – the latter endorsing it as ‘witty, erudite, eloquent and thoughtful’.  Andrew is a regular speaker at Greenbelt and former vice-chair of the magazine of Christian comment on culture, Third Way.

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Forthcoming events
●  5–6 May:  Church Times Festival of Poetry at Sarum College.  Join Mark Oakley, Rachel Mann, Malcolm Guite and Pádraig Ó Tuama in beautiful Sarum College for a springtime weekend of poetry and faith.  With talks on poetry and prayer, the twin vocations of poet and priest, the poetry of public prayer and much more, as well as poetry readings from the early morning to late night in the Victorian Chapel, it promises to be an inspiring weekend.  All tickets include delicious lunches, as well as tea and coffee breaks.  More details on the website.
●  Weekly Christian Meditation on Tuesday evenings at St Paul’s Parish Rooms.
Previous series of Space in the City
New Year 2018:Three Reflections by The Very Rev’d Catherine Ogle, Dean of Winchester Cathedral.
Autumn 2017:The Common Good – an idea whose time has come?
May 2017:A Novel Approach – four novelists and writers speak on writing and faith.
February 2017:Soul Matters – Brian Draper on “Soulfulness” and Patrick Woodhouse on “The practice of Faith in a Dismissive World”.
Autumn 2016:Life Matters – five talks tackling issues around Faith, Life and Ethics.
May 2016:The Food of Love – four talks exploring the love of music, seasoned by faith.
Jan-Feb 2016:What we need to know about Syria but are too ashamed to ask – three talks on a topic many of us are only too aware we know too little about.
Autumn 2015:Tell us the Old, Old Story – seven talks given by authoritative theologians, writers and preachers, exploring the interpretation of familiar passages of Biblical Narrative.
Spring 2015:Unfolding Images – five talks exploring the point of intersection between Art and Spirituality.
Jan-Feb 2015:Something Understood – four talks by Canon Jeremy Davies.
Autumn 2014:The Seven ‘Deadly’ Virtues? – four talks addressing the question: are the virtues of Faith, Hope, Love, Prudence, Courage, Restraint and Justice something still worth striving for in this 21st century post-modern world of ours, or are they just too out-moded for words?
11 June 2014:Beyond the Drift – Rev’d Canon Dr David Scott read works from his newly-published collection.
Spring 2014:The Power of Poetry – illuminating the journey.
Jan-Feb 2014:At the End of the Day – four talks by Canon David Winter.
Autumn 2013:Engaging with God:  Worship, Ways and Words.
May 2013:A Spiritual Toolkit – five talks on tools that may assist us in our spiritual journeys.
Jan-Feb 2013:If Jesus is the Answer, What is the Question? – four talks by Dr Jane Williams.
Autumn 2012:Hope Beyond Loss.  Six talks from eminent speakers who engaged with the subject of loss in a number of its guises – but recognising that beyond loss there is hope to be found.
May 2012:Going for Gold:  Spiritual Greats of the Twentieth Century.  Four talks on great spiritual thinkers of the last century who ‘ran with endurance the race set before them’ (Hebrews 12.1).
Spring 2012:Bishop Christopher Herbert:  four talks on Perception, Belief and Ethics.
Autumn 2011:400:  The King James Bible – past, present and future.
May 2011:The World as Gift?:  four talks exploring our relationship with the world as a gift from God.
January 2011:Pie in the Sky?:  four talks by Dr Paula Gooder exploring the themes of Life, Death, Heaven and Hell in the Bible.
Autumn 2010:Sanctuary:  eight talks in which various speakers explored their differing experience and understandings of sanctuary.
Spring 2010:Aspects of Alfred:  Four talks by Rev’d Canon Dr David Scott.
Lent 2010:Mammon’s Revenge:  Four talks by Rt Rev’d Dr Peter Selby, formerly Bishop of Worcester.
Autumn 2009:Prophets for our Time:  Seven talks by different speakers.
Spring 2009:Inspired:  four reflections on the nature of Inspiration and Place.
January 2009:The Audacity of Hope:  four talks by Rev’d Dr Martyn Atkins.
Autumn 2008:When I’m Sixty-Four … A Celebration of the Third Age!
Spring 2008:What can Christianity do for you?
January 2008:The Re-Enchantment of Morality:  Wisdom for a Troubled World.  Four talks by Bishop Richard Harries (Lord Harries of Pentregarth).
Autumn 2007:Spirituality & …
May 2007:After Anne Frank.
May 2006:Josephine Butler and Sexual Law Reform (PDF text) by Ann Lewin.
Jan-Feb 2006:Rev. Joel Edwards gave four talks under the general title “Respect”.  The texts of his talks have been made available by the Evangelical Alliance.
New Year 2005:Four talks by Bishop John Baker (formerly Bishop of Salisbury), “Between Faith and Doubt”:  about God, about Jesus, about Good and Evil and about Life and Death.  The text of those talks is available here.
2004:Bishop John Baker gave a series of four talks on the Lord’s Prayer.  The text of those talks is here.
Jan-Feb 1999:Convictions: Here I Stand:  a series of six talks by Archbishop Donald Coggan.
Lent 1998:Four Settings of the Passion:  a series of four talks by Dr Cyril Rodd.
Feb-Mar 1997:Four for the Gospel Makers:  a series of four talks by Bishop Simon Burrows.
January 1997:A Brief Guide to the End of the World:  a series of four talks by Rev’d Dr Colin Morris.
Autumn 1995:Yes to God’s Earth:  seven talks on the theme of Creation.

Space in the City is an ecumenical venture organised by lay, licensed, ordained and associate members of Winchester’s city churchesSt Bartholomew and St Lawrence with St Swithun-upon-Kingsgate, St Peter’s and the United Church.

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