Book Launch with Barbara Mosse

Barbara-Mosse-coverBarbara Mosse will be in Sarum College Bookshop on Tuesday 25th February at 5:30pm to launch her new book ‘Welcoming the Way of the Cross’.

In today’s high-pressure, fast-paced culture, people crave space for rest and renewal, for restoration of both body and soul. ‘Welcoming the Way of the Cross’ explores how creating this space can be a part of Lenten discipline and understood as ‘hospitality’ in its broadest sense – making space to be open to God, to our selves, and to each other.

Selecting daily readings from across the Bible, Barbara Mosse shows both the blessings and the inevitable challenges that emerge as we embark on this kind of journey.

Barbara Mosse is an Anglican Priest who lectures at Sarum College. She has led retreats, prayer workshops and has written for BRF’s ‘New Daylight’ notes. She specialises in Celtic and medieval spirituality.

Free entry, all welcome, refreshments provided

For more information or to RSVP email or telephone 01722 326899

Book Launch with Tim Heaton

the-long-road-to-heavenTim Heaton will be in Sarum College Bookshop on Tuesday 4th February at 3:15pm to launch his new ‘The Long Road to Heaven : A Lent Course Based on the Film ‘The Way’.

The second Lent resource from the author of ‘The Naturalist and the Christ’ explores the Christian understanding on ‘salvation’ in a five-part study course based on the film ‘The Way’. The 2011 film stars Martin Sheen as a bereaved father who travels to France to collect the body of his son, killed during a storm whilst walking The Camino de Santiago, also known as ‘The Way of Saint James’. The film follows his decision to complete the pilgrimage himself and the other pilgrims he meets on the way. This course examines the Biblical accounts and images of salvation – past, present and future – and addresses questions such as, What are we saved from? What are we saved for? Who can be saved? What do we have to do to be saved? How are we saved?

The Reverend Tim Heaton is in parish ministry in the Diocese of Salisbury. He was ordained as a Deacon in 2008 and a Priest in 2010. That same year, he was awarded a BA (Honours) Degree in Theology for Christian Ministry and Mission. He spent five years in the army before pursuing a career in the City of London. After twenty years he left the City in 2003 to answer his call to ordination.

Free entry, all welcome, refreshments provided

For more information or to RSVP email or telephone 01722 326899

“Salvation is all about journeying or, as it is often named, pilgrimage. Using the brilliant film “The Way”, Tim Heaton helps us understand that finding heaven is as much about the journey as it is about the arriving. Through careful interweaving of Jesus’ journey to the cross with the journeys of the characters in the film, the course reminds us that we are all somewhere on a journey and on that journey we have the possibility, through the grace of God, of finding salvation. This is an outstanding and exciting course that I strongly recommend. It is extremely well constructed, imaginatively presented and well written, and goes right to the heart of what it means to be a Christian disciple.”

The Venerable Paul Taylor, Archdeacon of Sherborne

Book Launch with Ben Pink Dandelion


Ben Pink Dandelion was in Sarum College Bookshop to launch his new book ‘Making Our Connections: A Spirituality of Travel’ on Wednesday the 22nd January.

A crowd of around 30 guests were treated to a unique insight into how we can all be more mindful when we travel. Ben, a keen traveller himself, discussed how the huge growth in travel has resulted in a much more uncomfortable travelling experience. Whether it be the weekday commute, holidays or even a pilgrimage, we can all take something meaningful from our journeys.

To order a copy of ‘Making Our Connections’ at the special offer price of £14.99 (RRP.£19.99) for a limited time only,  either contact the bookshop on 01722 326899, or email us at or shop online at




“Making Connections is a profound book. Whether you are a tourist or a pilgrim, you are on a voyage or on a quest this book will help to find meaning in your journey. The book covers comprehensively history philosophy, spirituality and psychology of travel on foot, on bicycle, by plane, by car or by train. One way or the other we are all travellers and therefore we all need to read this book.”

Satish Kumar