Time to Say Goodbye

time to say goodbye bookcover

Steps in Learning to Grieve

Barbara Pymm, a grief support advisor, will launch her new book on Thursday 9 August – all welcome

• Deeply moving personal story of transformation
• Honest portrayal of those often hidden feelings in grief
• Insights for the grieving and encouragement for all

Tea and cake will be served.

Free but please RSVP so we have plenty of cake for all!
01722 326 899 / bookshop@dev.sarum.ac.uk


A Christian Reflection on the Financial Crisis: Transcript from 2011 Niblett Lecture

Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach
Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach
Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach

We are pleased to be able to provide the transcript of the 2011 Niblett Memorial Lecture, titled ‘A Christian Reflection on the Financial Crisis’. The speaker was Lord Brian Griffiths of Fforestfach and respondent The Rt Revd Dr Peter Selby.

Lord Brian Griffiths is a fellow of Sarum College, International Advisor with Goldman Sachs International, Trustee of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lambeth Fund and Chairman of Christian Responsibility in Public Affairs.

Transcript of the 2011 Niblett Lecture by Lord Griffiths

The 2012 Niblett Memorial Lecture will be given by The Rt Hon Frank Field MP. The lecture is free, advance booking is required.

Call for Papers: French Mystical Theology Conference January 2013

Conference poster, click to enlarge

Louise Nelstrop, Christian Spirituality programme leader here at Sarum College, is organising the Mystical Theology Eruptions from France conference in Dublin on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 January 2013.

The conference aims to foster a fresh theological engagement with mystical theology in France.

Confirmed speakers are Richard Kearney, Pamela Sue Anderson, Tina Beattie, Emmanuel Falque, Rob Fraesen, Jessica Frazier, Sondra Hausner, Eamon Maher and Ruth Whelan.

Papers on ‘canonical’ text and figures in the French mystical tradition; French theoretical receptions of mysticism and mystical theology; French Catholic and Protestant responses to mystical theology and mysticism; and other related topics are welcome.  Twenty-minute papers from postgraduate students are also welcome.

Please send abstracts by 30th September 2012 to Bernadette Flanagan (bflanagan@allhallows.ie) or Louise Nelstrop (lnelstrop@dev.sarum.ac.uk).

The conference takes place at All Hallows College in Dublin. Further details on the conference are available on The Mystical Theology Network website.

Spiritual Direction

Ecumenical Seminars in Spiritual Accompaniment

This series of seminars developed by Sarum College in partnership with the Diocese of Salisbury offers an opportunity to share and deepen your experience of spiritual accompaniment.  It is suitable both for those new to spiritual accompaniment and for those who are more experienced.

  • Have you benefitted from spiritual accompaniment or soul-friendship?
  • Are you currently alongside others on their spiritual journey?
  • Does your ministry or vocation include helping people grow in faith and prayer in their daily life?
  • Would you like to develop your understanding and deepen your experience of spiritual accompaniment?

Commitment to the complete course is required.

Course objectives

  • To explore the nature and dynamics of the spiritual accompaniment relationship.
  • To consider some of the underlying issues related to spiritual accompaniment  e.g. conversion, prayer and discernment.
  • To provide opportunities for participants to work in small groups to gain practical experience of receiving, giving and reflecting on spiritual accompaniment.

Course Programme

The course runs for twelve weeks on Thursday afternoons from 1.45 to 5pm. Each session will begin with centring prayer and a talk by an experienced spiritual companion with opportunity for discussion. Course participants will then work in triads to develop their skills in receiving, giving and reflecting on spiritual direction. The afternoon will close with facilitated reflection on the day in small groups. A certificate of attendance will be awarded to those who complete the course.

Booking Information

The cost of the course is £280, including refreshments and library membership for the duration of the course. Owing to the nature of the course, the number of participants is limited to 18.

For an application form, or for further information contact Alison Ogden
aogden@dev.sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826

Course Facilitators

Ian Cowley is Co-ordinator of Vocations and Spirituality for the Diocese of Salisbury. He has been a parish priest and has written three books on the local church, spirituality and transformation.

Keith Lamdin is principal of Sarum College. He has coached and developed church leadership training for the church, and charitable and health care groups.

Anne Long is an experienced spiritual director, supervisor and group facilitator. She previously taught spirituality in theological college and has written two Grove books on spiritual direction.

Mairead Quigley is a member of the Society of the Sacred Heart, pastoral tutor to the MA in Christian Spirituality and chaplain of  Sarum College.

Guest Lecturers

Patrick Moore is a scholar-in-residence at Sarum College and a member of the De La Salle brothers. He has taught in Cambridge, London and California.

Barbara Mosse is lecturer in Christian Spirituality at Sarum College and an Anglican priest. Her teaching and research interests include Celtic and medieval spirituality.

Andrew Walker is a priest, psychosynthesis counsellor and co-director of a 3-year Ignatian Spirituality Programme. He trains and supervises spiritual directors and publishes on discernment and direction.

Through a Glass Darkly Exhibition

Magdalene, stained glass by Greg Tricker

Photos by Ash Mills Photography www.ashmills.com

Contemporary Glass Exhibition
Saturday 22 September to Monday 3 December 2012

This exhibition explores glass as a means to contemplate the spiritual.

Contemporary stained glass and glass sculpture are featured in works by Tom DennySally Fawkes, Alex HoareNicola Hopwood,  Tracey Sheppard FGE, Sally Pollitzer, Greg Tricker, as well as the Salisbury Cathedral stained glass department.

Greg Tricker – a prolific artist in glass, wood, stone as well as a notable painter – also has a one-man show in Salisbury Cathedral during October and November 2012.

The exhibition is free and open daily from Saturday 22 September to Monday 3 December. Open times are Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm, Sundays 10am to 2pm.

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