Jesus said, ‘Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest’. Mark 6:31
You are welcome to come and join us in St Peter’s Place, Fishbourne Church Hall, (two miles west of Chichester), for a morning of rest, quiet and spiritual reflection between 10am and 12.15pm on any of the 4th Tuesdays in 2019.
Always an enriching morning, all are welcome.
The theme for 2019 is ‘Inspiring Joy’.
March 26: Elaine Waddington, spiritual accompanier: “Imagining our Way to Joy”
April 30: Annie Sneller, community mediator & trainee Reader: “Unwrapping the gift”
May 28: Marion Syms, spirituality networker: “Black bird singing in the Dead of night”
June 25: Sue Loveday, musician & teacher: “Green Leaf in Drought”
July 23: LouLou Morris, Chaplain, Chichester Anna Chaplaincy “The Faith and Hope and Love are in the Waiting”
Aug 27: The Reverend James Cooper, Chaplain, St Wilfrid’s Hospice: “Inspiring Joy with the Spice Girls”
Sept 24: Sue Riddell, spiritual accompanier & storyteller: ‘Song of Joy’
Oct 22: Chris Bemrose, member of L’Arche & social sculptor. ‘Using the heart to transform pain into joy.’
Nov 26: Max Millett, spiritual director & retreat leader: ‘Caught by Joy’
Following a diverse and inspirational year during which we had a visit from the founder of the worldwide Quiet Garden Movement, Philip Roderick, we are looking forward to another varied programme which provides, for just a couple of hours, a real chance for some spiritual refreshment.
‘There was a garden in the place where Jesus was crucified, and in the garden there was a new tomb in which… they laid Jesus. Early on first day of the week … Mary Magdalene came to the tomb. … supposing Jesus to be the gardener, she said .. ‘Tell me where you have laid him … He said to her ‘Mary?’’ (John 19:41 & John 20: 1,15,16)
‘I am in love with this world. I have nestled lovingly in it. I have climbed its mountains, roamed its forests, sailed its waters, crossed its deserts, felt the sting of its frosts, te oppression of its heats, the drench of its rains, the fury of its winds, and always have beauty and joy waited upon my goings and comings’. (John Burroughs, 1837-1921, American conservationist and author)
Every meeting will be different, yet have the same content, to enable us at some point to walk through the water meadows, near Chichester Harbour or beside the stream to the duck-pond and high reeds, wander through the church and churchyard or simply sit in the grounds of St. Peter’s Place, our church hall and enjoy the rural landscape. It will always provide a time of coming together to hear reflections on the theme from the speaker of the month, have time to ponder and simply be, and reflect at the end of the morning before returning to our busy lives.
Refreshments, books and craft materials are available to help yourself.
A donation of £5 is suggested to cover expenses.
If you would like more information contact Sue on 01243-784983 or Jane on 01243-776223