Centre for Contemporary Spirituality

This Centre offers academic, vocational, personal and devotional opportunities to explore spirituality widely, with courses for continuing ministerial development, and intellectual and professional growth and renewal.

Dr Karen O’Donnell is the Centre coordinator and programme leader for the MA in Christian Spirituality. Dr O’Donnell is a feminist, ecumenical, practical theologian whose interdisciplinary research interests span theology, spirituality, and pedagogy.

Comment from the Francis and the Sultan course (Sept 2019):

‘(This course) has impacted my thinking more deeply than I expected and left me with a lot I still have to process. I found myself asking questions about Islam that I have not felt a need to know the answers to before – and aware of the barriers on both sides to real spiritual friendship and fellowship between deeply spiritual people and that mattering to me in a new way.’

Learning Opportunities within the Centre for Contemporary Spirituality

  • All Courses & Events

  • Spirituality Courses

    Mon 18

    The Nature of Contemporary Spirituality

    Mon 18 January, 2:00 pm to Thu 21 January, 2:00 pm
    Thu 21

    Sarum Course in Spiritual Direction: Session 3: 21-22 January 2021

    Thu 21 January, 8:00 am to Fri 22 January, 5:00 pm
    Mon 15

    Relocating Religion: Cultural and Spiritual Realignments

    Mon 15 February, 2:00 pm to Thu 18 February, 2:00 pm
    Thu 04

    Sarum Course in Spiritual Direction: Session 4: 4-5 March 2021

    Thu 4 March, 8:00 am to Fri 5 March, 5:00 pm
    Mon 08

    Western Christian Mysticism

    Mon 8 March, 2:00 pm to Thu 11 March, 2:00 pm
    Mon 12

    Art, Belief and Spirituality

    Mon 12 April, 2:00 pm to Thu 15 April, 2:00 pm
    Mon 10

    Mass Culture: Theological Engagement and Spiritual Practice

    Mon 10 May, 2:00 pm to Thu 13 May, 2:00 pm
    Wed 02

    Sarum Course in Spiritual Direction: Session 5: 2-4 June 2021

    Wed 2 June, 8:00 am to Fri 4 June, 5:00 pm