Confession is Good for the Soul

The Anglican adage about making your Confession is ‘All may, none must, some should’. But we know how good it feels when we get something off our chest, when we have had the chance to say sorry to someone. But it can go deeper than this. This day will explore what a gift the Sacrament of Reconciliation is and how we can make it part of our own lives.

Andrew Nunn is the Dean of Southwark. He trained for priestly ministry at the College of the Resurrection and, since ordination in 1983 has ministered in parishes in Leeds as well as being Chaplain to the Bishop of Southwark and from 1999 first the Sub Dean and Precentor and then Dean at Southwark Cathedral. Andrew has been a member of the national Working Party looking at the Seal of the Confessional in the life of the Church of England. He is a regular speaker and retreat conductor, he blogs and tweets.

Saturday 29th February 2020

10.00am-3.30pm

£23.00 includes lunch and refreshments

 

Philippians Study Day

Paul’s letter to the Philippians is a short and personal letter, written from a Roman prison. We get a glimpse of Paul’s affectionate relationship with a church he felt close to.   Often called the “letter of joy” we actually find a range of emotions in Philippians: Paul talks openly about frustration and sadness, about his struggles as well as his hope. But above all he talks about his deep longing to be close to his Lord in life and death.

Come along and discover more about this rich document of faith and early Christian life.

Saturday 25th January 2020

Dr Dorothea Bertschmann

10.00am-3.30pm (including lunch & refreshments)

£23.00

Philippians 25.01.2020

Philippians Poster 25.01.2020

 

Preaching, Praying, and Pondering Matthew’s Gospel

This Matthew study day will take a wide-angle lens approach by presenting some background information which informs the reading of individual passages.

We will devote particular attention to the evangelist’s carefully worked-out over-all structure, to the Sermon on the Mount (perhaps Matthew’s “greatest hit”), and to contemporary interpretation of the evangelist’s primary concerns. Each session will provide informational hand-outs and include time for questions.

Saturday 23rd November 2019

Bonnie Thurston

10.00am-3.30pm

£23.00 includes lunch and refreshments

Matthew Flyer 23.11.2019

Matthew Poster 23.11.2019

So how did Early Christians live and worship? Lessons for today?

A Reflective Study Day

In recent years many archaeological discoveries have been made which together with early Christian texts give us insights into the life and worship of early Christian communities. In the light of these, how similar is the life and worship of their churches to those we know today. How true to life are the images we construct of the earliest Christians? Is there anything we can learn from them?

Saturday February 16th 2019

10.00am-3.30pm

Revd Dr Kenneth Carveley

£22.00 including lunch

To book or for more details, contact:

Beth Harper, The Mirfield Centre, Stocks Bank Road, Mirfield, WF14 0BW

Tel: 01924 481920 e-mail: bharper@mirfield.org.uk www.mirfield.org.uk

Director: Revd Canon June Lawson        Administrator: Beth Harper

Flyer Early Christians 16.02.2019

Poster Early Christians 16.02.2019