There is a great calendar of events for the entire Crake Valley. You will find them at Church Calendar.
Following on from our successful Word Space Workshop in November, Creators Space Hub will be running another Word Space on 25th January from 9.30am – 4pm at Torver School Room, Torver LA21 8AZ. I’ll be running another active workshop exploring Words, their Sounds and Stories, this time on the theme of SUFFERING & SALVATION with a focus on David’s Song of Deliverance in Psalm 18.
Word Space is open to everyone: those who use words, love words and create with words.
It may be also be of particular interest to writers, speakers, teachers, songwriters, actors and preachers. The day costs £5 and we’ll be sharing our usual LOAF lunch in the middle of the day.
People who came to the last Word Space on Lamentations gave the following feedback about their experience:
I liked best really delving into the sounds and shapes of words and then developing the mime.
Relaxing into physically re-enacting and breaking down the individual words gave an understanding – deeper and from angles unexpected.
The way the group gelled together as we worked and experimented and took risks together developed a real feeling of a safe place in which to experiment.
Very enjoyable and liberating.
In November, we were enjoying the workshop so much that we ran out of time and didn’t have an opportunity to share and listen to people’s Words, Creative Writing, Songs etc. So, in the January Word Space, we’ve given the whole afternoon to sharing. You are welcome to bring some of your words/writing/speaking/singing to share or just come and listen to the contributions. For those who wish, there will be time for feedback on their contributions.
I hope that some of you will be able to join us for a fun day of sharing and exploring words. Please spread the word. There’s more information on the website. If you want to come, just send me an email to book your place and pay on the day.
Wishing you all a blessed and creative 2020. Here is the Winter Programme.
We have some dates for your diary from January to June 2019. Block them out now so you don’t lose out!
Our programme for January to June is now available. Please click this link to view it: http://2014.cmcwccm.fastmail.fm/index.html/ProgrammeJanJun2019.pdf
On Saturday 26th January at Ambleside Parish CentreBob Morley will be leading a Day of Gathering for the community, centering around our one-ness in the stillness and silence of meditation. We will look into our hearts for our direct experience of God as Love, with reflections from mystics past and present. We will also look at the notion of the existence, or not, of sin. The day will also include lectio divina and time for questions and discussion. Please download the poster here and display if you are able: http://2014.cmcwccm.fastmail.fm/index.html/Ambleside260119.pdf
Our Hyning retreat this year is Friday 29nd March – Sunday 31st March. It will be lead by Anthony Finnerty on the theme The Wayless Way of Meister Eckhart. The weekend will include a general introduction to some of the key themes of Eckhart’s mystical teaching and opportunity to explore the paradoxical silence he promotes. This will be a time for meditation woven in alongside presentations and discussion.
We’re very pleased to welcome Neil Douglas-Klotz to Ambleside Parish Centre Saturday 11th May for a day entitled Hidden Gospel: Meditations with the Aramaic Words of Jesus. Chanting and meditating with the words of Jesus in his native Aramaic language has become one of the most widespread methods of community-based, devotional contemplative prayer and ritual. Using Aramaic (either aloud or silently) offers one a direct connection—through vibration, sound and breath—to the spirituality of person who used the words, as well as to the indigenous Christianity of the Middle East
I’d like to draw your attention to Caring for Our Common Home, a day conference on Saturday, 2nd February organised by the Cumbria Theological Society. For more information, please follow this link https://caringforourcommonhome.org/
New year blessings from Richard!
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UNITY WEEK: 21 – 28 January.
‘That all may be free’
comes from the Caribbean, and a number of events are planned for the week.
Joint Service (Coniston & Torver) , 21 January, The Methodist Chapel, 11 a.m., Coniston
WALK (led by John Dixon) on Monday 22nd, January
(meet at 2.00 p.m. at Tarn Hows car park for a walk around the tarn),
BRING AND SHARE MEAL at 6.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 24th January,
Hawkshead Hill Chapel. More details to come.
John Fleetwood crossed the Alps solo in 63 days.
Do come along to hear John speak at
THE MARCHESI CENTRE, Holly Rd,
WINDERMERE LA23 2EU
7.30pm, Thursday, 21 September.
Worship – Talk – Prayer ministry – Drinks and nibbles
Renewal for mission in the power of the Holy Spirit
Friday, 10 and Saturday 11 March, 2017, led by Kevin & Anne Roberts
- 7 to 9 p.m., Friday the 10th March, Fresh Encounters with the Spirit
- 10 to 12:30 p.m., Saturday the 11th of March, Going deeper with the Spirit
- 1:30 to 4 p.m., Saturday the 11th of March, Wrestling with the Spirit
£5 per session or £10 for all three. St. Paul’s Church, Barrow in Furness LA14 4HD
Download the full programme running from November 2016 to March 2017 here:
Something for every taste including retreats, Maranatha yoga taster sessions, Contemplative love and Living with Mystics.