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A Thousand Years of Christmas
A Thousand Years of Christmas

Friday 9 December at 8pm, £12
Reserve your tickets now, collect on the door


Get in the Christmas spirit with an enchanting evening of song and verse with Archbishop Rowan Williams, Sally Bradshaw and Mark Etherington

Covering all the moods of Christmas from medieval mysticism to a hangover, this is an evening not to miss! 

To book telephone 01722 424800 or email aogden@sarum.ac.uk.

Sarum Centre for Contemporary Spirituality

Contemplation and Photography
Contemplation and Photography
Saturday 21 to Sunday 22 January, N £110; R £160
An exploration of the relationship between contemplation and photography with practical advice on how to use a camera as part of the contemplative journey.
The Nature of Contemporary Spirituality
The Nature of Contemporary Spirituality
Monday 23 to Thursday 26 January, N £300; R £460
An introduction to contemporary approaches to the study of spirituality through theological, philosophical, psychological, political and aesthetic methodologies.
Evelyn Underhill and Mysticism
Evelyn Underhill and Mysticism
Saturday 28 January, £50
A day on Evelyn Underhill's understanding of mysticism, particularly as it relates to the work of philosopher Henri Bergson and mysticism's relevance to the life of all Christians.

Sarum Centre for Human Flourishing

Musicke in the Ayre
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
•  Musicke in the Ayre (Din Ghani, lute/archlute, Philippa Neaverson and Jane Hunt, sopranos, all pictured above) Friday 2 December
•  Anne-Laure Lasseaux and Éanna Monaghan (piano and bassoon) Friday 27 January
Paint Me This Way Exhibition
Paint Me This Way Exhibition
*Extended* - free and open daily until Saturday 7 January (excluding 24 December to 3 January) 
Artist, art therapist and researcher Susan Carr worked with hospice patients to create more than 30 painted portraits, as well as 3D objects,poetry and prose. 

Sarum Centre for Theology, Imagination & Culture

Text, Interpretation and Imagination
Text, Interpretation and Imagination
Monday 5 to Thursday 8 December, N £300; R £460
The images, stories, myths and teachings of the Bible have served as a foundation for the Western cultural imagination. How do these inform, and how are they informed by, human creativity?
Theology Quest and Questions
Tuesday evenings, £6 per session
A series 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 Through Art Tuesday 13 December
•  The Human Christ Tuesday 10 January
•  The Cosmic Christ Tuesday 17 January
•  Christ For Us Today Tuesday 24 January
•  The Languages of Salvation: Metaphor and Diversity Tuesday 31 January
Selling God: Branding, Visual Identity and Faith
Selling God: Branding, Visual Identity and Faith
Friday 3 February, £50
We live in a world where “image is everything”, and Christians were for centuries the world’s masters of branding and visual identity. This day will look at some theory, the latest social trends and practical strategies for churches and faith organisations.

Sarum Centre for Leadership Learning

Reflective Practice
Reflective Practice
Monday 23 to Thursday 26 January, N £300; R £460
A critical study of how reflective practice can ground an understanding of leadership and improve performance.

Sarum Centre for Liturgy and Worship

Liturgy and Time: Calendar and Daily Prayer
Liturgy and Time: Calendar and Daily Prayer
Monday 5 to Thursday 8 December, N £300; R £460
Explore ways in which Christian worship has been influenced by its relationship with time and how Christians have developed daily patterns of prayer.

Sarum Centre for Formation in Ministry

Topics in Christian Doctrine
Topics in Christian Doctrine
Saturday 14 January, £50
Explore the ways in which God has been conceived, imagined, and experienced within Christian tradition, and how language about God and to God may be understood and evaluated.

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 Is True: The History Of The Story? Monday 9 January
•  What Is The Point Of Church? Monday 23 January

Bookshop and Library

Beneath A Travelling Star
Friday 9 December at 3pm, free and open to all
Join Sarum College Bookshop and the Royal School of Church Music for an afternoon of contemporary hymns and carols for Christmas from Timothy Dudley-Smith’s new book, Beneath a Travelling Star. RSVP

The Way of Christ-Likeness
Thursday 15 December at 4.30pm, free and open to all
Michael Perham launches his latest book, The Way of Christ-Likeness. This practical and theological companion to Lent, Holy Week and Easter offers advice on creatively using the church’s most dramatic and transformative liturgies. RSVP
During Christmas and New Year Sarum College will be closed from 5pm on Friday 23 December and will reopen at 9am on Tuesday 3 January.

Looking Ahead

•  The Holy Spirit in Feminist Theology Tuesday 7 February
•  Children in Liturgy Friday 10 February
•  Exploring Churches in Britain and Europe Begins Thursday 23 February
•  Lunchtime Concert: Colin Howard & Gisele Boll Friday 24 February
•  Preaching the Atonement Tuesday 28 February to Wednesday 1 March
•  The Psalms as Resource in the Work of Spiritual Direction Thursday 2 March
•  Day of Spiritual Reflection: Angel of the North Friday 3 March
•  Disability: Theology and Practice Friday 3 March
•  The Wondrous Story: Preaching from Palm Sunday to Easter Tuesday 7 March
•  Postgraduate Study Taster Day Saturday 11 March
•  Here’s Looking at You: The ART of Interrogation Tuesday 14 March
•  The Binding of Isaac Thursday 23 March

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