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October & November Courses and Events Newsletter
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Sarum Centre for Theology, Imagination & Culture

Theology Quest and Questions
Tuesday evenings, £6 per session
This series lectures aims to open the study of Christian theology to those who want to know what they believe, why they believe it, and whether they should keep on believing it.
•  Theology in the Church: Creeds and Heresies 11 October
•  Theology and Prayer: Worship and Belief 18 October
•  Theology with Theologians: An Introduction to Theological Schemes 25 October
•  God the Trinity 1 November
•  God and Creation 8 November
•  God and Humankind: Made in the Image of God 15 November
•  God and Humankind: The Fractured Image 22 November
•  Theology Through Art 29 November
Niblett Memorial Lecture: Reading Scripture Today
Saturday 15 October at 5pm - *fully booked*
This Train is Bound for Glory? American Dreams Then and Now
This Train is Bound for Glory? American Dreams Then and Now Tuesday 8 November, £50
The American election campaign is once again throwing into sharp relief the differing self-identities that exist in that vast country. This day will look at them historically, theologically and musically through the image of the train.

Sarum Centre for Leadership Learning

Christian Faith and Leadership
Christian Faith and Leadership
Monday 10 to Thursday 13 October, N £300; R £460
Explore and analyse how theology and spirituality underpin and challenge an understanding of leadership within and outside faith-based contexts. Includes a seminar with Loveday Alexander and a public book launch on Tues 11 October.
ESRC Seminar: The Development of Ethical Leaders
ESRC Seminar: The Development of Ethical Leaders
Friday 21 October, free (advance booking)
This seminar is set in the broad context of concerns that the current syllabus underpinning the training and development of business leaders fails to take sufficient account of the ethical and moral implications of dominant narratives in economics and business thinking.

Sarum Centre for Contemporary Spirituality

Foundations and Forms of Christian Spirituality
Foundations and Forms of Christian Spirituality
Monday 10 to Thursday 13 October, N £300; R £460
An introduction to the study of spirituality through different classic spiritual traditions.
Accompanying Others
Accompanying Others
Tuesday 18 October, £50
This day will help you reflect on your sense of vocation as an accompanier and outline some principles and pointers if you are considering further training in these areas.
Stanley Spencer's Memorial Chapel at Burghclere
Stanley Spencer's Memorial Chapel at Burghclere
Monday 24 October, £30
A private group viewing of Spencer's Memorial Chapel accompanied by introductions to Spencer and the paintings.
Introduction to English Mystics
Introduction to English Mystics
Saturday 5 November, £50
A day to explore our English mystical heritage and reflect on whether the spiritual concerns that our predecessors discuss are still relevant for us today.
Reconciliation: Good News for Church and World
Reconciliation: Good News for Church and World
Tuesday 15 November, £50
Explore the significance of reconciliation for the Christian faith and the vocation of the Church to model reconciliation in many contexts. 
Mindfulness and Meditative Prayer
Mindfulness and Meditative Prayer
Friday 18 to Sunday 20 November, N £150; R £210
A weekend on how various Christian contemplative prayer traditions have historically cultivated the values of a mindful presence, compassion, and connection with others, together with a uniquely Christian devotion in prayer.
Day of Spiritual Reflection: Christ Child
Day of Spiritual Reflection: Christ Child
Friday 25 November, £50
A day of spiritual reflection with Mike Chapman’s Christ Child sculpture in St Martin's in the Field to lead us into Advent.
Can These Bones Live? Pioneering Mission in Post-Christian Britain
Can These Bones Live? Pioneering Mission in Post-Christian Britain Friday 25 November, £50
Is exile a realistic and fruitful metaphor for the church in our culture? Beginning with the valley of dry bones in Ezekiel this day will explore important themes on exile.
Make a Scratch on to the Soul
Wednesday 30 November at 3.45pm, free (advance booking)
Screening of this Arts-Council funded film by Tim Wainwright. The film is a consideration of soul in the everyday lives of Londoners. RSVP to info@sarum.ac.uk.

Sarum Centre for Formation in Ministry

Mission and Evangelism
Mission and Evangelism
Saturday 15 October, £50
Examine the place of Christian ministry in God’s mission to the world by evaluating contemporary missiologies and contextual understandings of mission.
Growing Together in Christ: Worship and Spirituality
Growing Together in Christ: Worship and Spirituality
Saturday 26 November, £50
An introduction to some principal Christian traditions of personal and corporate spirituality. We will concentrate on major biblical, historical and liturgical foundations, looking at their development and contribution to Christian spirituality.
Human Identity: Theology, Vocation and Professional Practice Saturday 26 November, £50
A look at our own, and others’, identity, personality and vocation. We will consider how to be good listeners of other people’s and God’s stories, and through that to encourage theological reflection on our own stories.

Sarum Centre for Encountering the Bible

Ventures in Faith
Ventures in Faith
Fortnightly Monday evenings, £3 per session
For the 16 to 30 age group, this series is for those who want to know more about the Christian faith; learn to ask the right sort of questions; think for themselves about God; understand the bible better and explore where faith may lead.
•  What Kind of God Would We Like to Believe In? 17 October
•  What Does God Care if We Suffer? 31 October
•  Creation and Evolution: Where Does it All Begin? 14 November
•  Why Are Fewer and Fewer People Going to Church? 28 November
Biblical Study Break: Revisiting the Riddles of the Gospel of Matthew
Revisiting the Riddles of the Gospel of Matthew
Monday 7 to Thursday 10 November, N £225; R £380
A gospel that can scale the heights of theological wisdom and at the same time seem to descend to a low level of judgmental bitterness in its treatment of Jews and Judaism has to pose challenges for all who make it the focus of a year’s reflection and worship.
Great Grandmothers of Jesus (Part Two)
Great Grandmothers of Jesus (Part Two)
Thursday 24 November, £50
Why does Matthew mention four women in his genealogy of Jesus? What do those four women tell us about who Jesus is and how we can follow him? During this day we explore the stories of Rachab in Joshua 2 and 6 and Ruth in the book of Ruth.

Sarum Centre for Human Flourishing

Lunchtime Concerts
Lunchtime Concerts
These once-monthly Friday concerts are held in the College's Butterfield Chapel and are followed by a light buffet lunch (included in the ticket price).
£11 per concert or £50 for the series of the six
•  Arcangeli Harp Duo (Jenny Broome and Helena de Rijke) 7 October - *limited places*
•  Nadav Hertzka 11 November
•  Musicke in the Ayre (Din Ghani, Philippa Neaverson and Jane Hunt) 2 December
Sarum Singing Break 2016
Sarum Singing Break 2016
Friday 7 to Sunday 9 October, N £110; R £190
For anyone who enjoys singing liturgical church music. The weekend includes rehearsals, and singing services in Butterfield Chapel and St. Thomas’s Church.
Spiritual Insights of Anglo-Welsh Poetry
Spiritual Insights of Anglo-Welsh Poetry
Friday 28 October, £50
This day will draw on the writings of George Herbert, Henry Vaughan and Wilfred Owen, amongst others, to offer theological insights and imaginative resources for personal spirituality, preaching and public ministry.
Veganism and Human Flourishing
Saturday 29 October, £50
Does it matter what we consume? We will explore together what it means to flourish as humans and how our lifestyle choices impact that flourishing.
Sing Gregorian Chant
Sing Gregorian Chant
Saturday 5 November, £50
An entertaining, informative and friendly experience structured around the monastic hour services.
Paint Me This Way: Exhibition Open Evening
Paint Me This Way: Exhibition Open Evening
Friday 11 November at 6pm, free (advance booking)
Artist, art therapist and researcher Dr Susan Carr presents more than 30 painted portraits co-designed with patients living with life-threatening and chronic illnesses. For Susan, portraiture is a way of knowing and being when severe illness disrupts a person’s sense of identity.
Remembering God: Faith in a Time of Dementia
Saturday 12 November, £50
Most of us have an experience of dementia in a relative or friend. So how can church communities continue to include and support people with dementia and their carers? And what can they teach us about God, salvation and the Christian life?

Bookshop and Library

The Sarum College Bookshop October Bulletin includes the reviewed book of the month, forthcoming events and details of new books hitting the shelves. Click here to read online or here to subscribe.
30 Ways to Discern Direction For Your Future
Friday 7 October at 6.30pm, tickets £3
Julia Mourant, scholar in residence at Sarum College, launches her new book Listening To Your Life, a book for everyone considering the meaning, purpose and direction of life.
Theological Reflection on Church Leadership
Theological Reflection on Church Leadership
Tuesday 11 October at 5pm, tickets £3
This book launch with Loveday Alexander offers an important opportunity to hear from an authoritative figure in current debates about church leadership as she launches her new book Faithful Improvisation.
Common Worship: Morning and Evening Prayer
Common Worship: Morning and Evening Prayer
Thursday 13 October at 12pm, free (advance booking)
Published by Church House Publishing, this new volume contains everything required for individuals or groups to celebrate Morning and Evening Prayer. RSVP to publishing@churchofengland.org.

Looking Ahead

•  Change and Conflict 28 November to 1 December
•  Embodying Wisdom 28 November to 1 December
•  Liturgy and Time: Calendar and Daily Prayer 5 to 8 December
•  Text, Interpretation and Imagination 5 to 8 December
•  A Thousand Years of Christmas 9 December
•  Advent Individually Guided Retreat: Draw Close 12 to 15 December
•  Contemplation and Photography 21 to 22 January
•  Evelyn Underhill and Mysticism 28 January

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