Equipping for Life

Equipping for life

Learning for Discipleship and Ministry

Summer Term
Courses for April – July 2018
Healing Ministry – Saturday 28 April 10am – 4pm Bring a packed lunch, Venue: Church House Oxford Langford Locks Kidlington OX5 1GF, Cost 20
To book go to: http://ldm.eventbrite.co.uk

Starting out in Preaching . – Saturday 19 May 10am – 4pm Bring a packed lunch, Venue: Church House Oxford Langford Locks Kidlington OX5 1GF, Cost 20 (Please note, this course is not intended for Ordinands or LLMs in training) To book go to: http://ldm.eventbrite.co.uk

Christian Discipleship (Level 4: Introductory) – Dates: April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22 (not May 29) June 5, 12, 19, 26 July 3, Venue: St James Church Oxford Road Gerrards Cross Bucks SL9 7DJ,
Time – 7.15-9.30pm. Cost: £40 for ten sessions
To book go to:http://ldm.eventbrite.co.uk

Christian Discipleship (Level 4: Introductory) – Dates: April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23 (not May 30), June 6, 20, 27 (not June 13), July 4
Venue: Church House Oxford Langford Locks Kidlington OX5 1GF
Time – 7.15-9.30pm. Cost: £40 for ten sessions
To book go to:http://ldm.eventbrite.co.uk

Christian Discipleship (Level 4: Introductory) – Dates: April 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24 (not May 31), June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 5
Venue: St Nicolas Church Sutcliffe Avenue Earley, Berks RG6 7JN
Time – 7.15-9.30pm. Cost: £40 for ten sessions
To book go to:http://ldm.eventbrite.co.uk

Old Testament in Context (Level 5: Intermediate) – Dates April 11, 18, 25 May 2, 9, 16, 23 (not May 30) June 13, 20 (not June 27) July 4Venue: Christ Church (Main Hall) Northcourt Road Abingdon OX14 1P
Time: 7.15-9.30pm Cost: £40 for ten sessions
(The course is designed for those who have already attended an Introduction to the Bible course or similar)
To book go to: http://ldm.eventbrite.co.uk

Coming soon
Evening Courses – Autumn Term 2018 (September–December)

Introduction to Mission and Evangelism (Level 4) – Oxford, Berks & Bucks (10 weeks)

Christian Doctrine (Intermediate, Level 5) – Oxford (10 weeks)

Evening Courses – Spring Term 2019 (January–March)

Introduction to the Bible (Level 4) – Oxford, Berks & Bucks (10 weeks)

New Testament Studies (Intermediate, Level 5) (10 weeks)

Saturday Courses

Study Skills • Introduction to Lay Ministry

Introducing the Church of England

Further courses yet to be confirmed, drawn from an ongoing programme of occasional day courses designed to equip for effective ministry, including:

(re)Discovering the Bible

Thinking Theologically – an introduction

Starting out in Preaching

Introducing Communion by Extension

Living Liturgy

Leading Intercessions

Planning and Leading All-age Worship

Working with Older People

Funeral ministry

Offers of venues and suggested topics always welcome.

For Further information:
Equipping for Life: Learning for Discipleship and Ministry
 provided by the Diocese of Oxford as part of our Local Ministry Programme.

How do I sign up for a course? Go to http://ldm.eventbrite.co.uk

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Ripon College Cuddesdon

LIVING RECONCILIATION 

6 June (10am-4pm)

Ripon College, Cuddesdon
Leader – Revd Dr Phil Groves

The Revd Dr Philip Groves is former facilitator on the Continuing Indaba project and Listening Process on Human Sexuality.

This day will exploring how we can be examples to the world about how to live and love even those with whom we disagree.

To book, contact Sheila Townsend.

Sermon Series

THE PARISH OF ST PAUL, WOKINGHAM

Living out the Beatitudes

The 2018 Sermon Series as part of Choral Evensong

6.15 pm on the 3rd Sunday of the month

http://www.spauls.org.uk Parish Office: (0118) 979 2122 .

May the 20th: the Rev’d Jen Brown The Beatitudes and Science
Jen is the tutor for the Cuddesdon School of Theology and Ministry and is Placements Tutor for the Oxford Ministry Course. She has experience of both parish ministry and university chaplaincy and is currently Science Missioner in the Churn Benefice. Prior to ordination, Jennifer worked as a medical writer. She has degrees in psychology and the psychology of religion. She has a particular interest in the ways in which religious practice shapes beliefs and behaviour and is currently pursuing a PhD in this area. Her other interests include liturgy, Christianity and the arts, social justice, the environment, and Christian theology and animal welfare.

June the 17th: the Rev’d Andrew Lightbown Blessed are the poor in spirit, living with anxiety, depression and fear
Andrew was ordained deacon in 2013 and is now Team Vicar within the Dorchester Team. He trained for ministry at Ripon College, Cuddesdon alongside a certain Julie Mintern. Before training for ordination he worked in the investment management industry and, latterly, as a university lecturer. In particular he looks forward to sharing his interests in education, economic justice and, spirituality.

July the 15th: the Rev’d Kate Toogood The Beatitudes: source of flourishing
Kate is Associate Vicar of St Andrew’s, Sonning and part time Associate Chaplain of Reading Blue Coat where she also teaches Mathematics. Kate has a keen interest in liturgy and worship and this has been a significant focus of her MA which she is due to complete next year. She is married to Lawrence and they have 3 sons, a dog and a cat.

September the 16th: Nick Harborne (@Woosehill) The Beatitudes as community foundation
Nick is the Director of Reading Refugee Support Group. Nick worked with the homeless in London for 4 years and spent 6 years overseas with Children’s Aid Direct in various countries running humanitarian emergency aid development programmes. He spent a further 6 years as CEO at Reading Single Homeless Project (now Launchpad).

Quiet Days

DROP-IN QUIET DAYS

Old Parsonage, Freeland OX29 8AJ

Thursday 17th May, 2018
Leader: Rev’d John Whitwell
Welcomer: Liz Chapman

Saturday, 4th August, 2018
Leader: Rev’d David Owen
Welcomer: Nick Hance

Thursday, 25th October, 2018 Leader:
Rev’d Michael Campling
Welcomer: Hugh Dalton

10 am — 4 pm 12.30 Eucharist with address (in the Convent chapel)

No booking needed Just drop in for all or part of the day

Drinks available Bring your own food

Afternoon tea provided at 3.30pm

No charge: voluntary contributions welcome

Organised by members of the Third Order of the Society of St Francis