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Featured Courses & Events

Reflective Journalling

Explore how journalling might help us to reflect on the shape of our living in the context of our work and world. Practical advice and support for developing a personal journalling style, as well as an opportunity to write, reflect and share in small groups.

With James Woodward, Coordinator for Sarum Centre for Human Flourishing, and Principal of Sarum College.

Friday 11 October 2019, 10am to 4pm.

Preaching the Old Testament

An overview of the issues and questions that need to be addressed when preaching from the Old Testament, suggesting different ways into difficult passages and applying these ideas to a specific case study.

With Paul Burden, Coordinator for Sarum Centre for Formation in Ministry and Director of Contextual Learning. 

Thursday 17 October, 10am to 4pm. 

An exploration of how Christianity reached the Nordic countries, including Iceland, in the 9th century, and how the old pagan gods were finally unseated.

With Maggie Guillebaud, an Anglican priest with a particular interest in early Christianity

Thursday 17th October, 7pm to 9pm.

Reading Fiction as Spiritual Practice

An exploration of three novels in profound conversation with the Bible: To Kill a Mockingbird (Mon 28), Jane Eyre (Tues 29), and The Life of Pi (Wed 30).

With Jayme Reaves, Coordinator for Sarum Centre for Encountering the Bible, Coordinator for the Short Course programme and Programme Leader for Exploring Theology. 

Monday 28 to Wed 30 October, 10am to 4pm each day. 
£70 per day, which can be booked independently. 

Home by Another Route: Re-imagining Today's Church

What might the identity and mission of the church be in a post-Christian context? This day explores the future nature of the church, it's leadership and mission through the lenses of story, literature and theology of the biblical exile.

With Author Paul Bradbury, an ordained C of E Pioneer Minister and founder of the missional community Reconnect.

Friday 8 November, 10am to 4pm.

Leading by Story

We tell stories; we live in stories; we lead by story. The social sciences have taken a 'narrative turn' which offers new ways of thinking about how we work together. Participants will work on the stories they lead by. 

With David Sims, who has worked in a senior leadership role while researching, teaching and writing about leadership.  

Wednesday 13 November, 10am to 4pm
From £50 (book by 13 October for the early bird rate) 

Poetry and the Psalms

From the time of Wyatt and the Sidneys, the Psalms have been at the heart of English poetry. This day will explore these ancient texts as transplanted in the work of Herbert and Vaughan as well as their later flourishing in poetry from the 18th century to the present day.

With Edward Clark, author of Eighteen Psalms.  
Tuesday 19 November, 10am to 4pm.
From £50 (book by 19 October for early bird rate)

College News

No More Stuff (except books)
Give the Gift of Learning 

With the (huge) exception of books, who needs more clutter?

The head of IKEA himself announced years ago that we’d reached peak ‘stuff’ and scientists in California have research showing that money spent on experiences give more satisfaction rather than material items. Read more  

Centre for Encountering the Bible evening
with Stephen Need & Helen Paynter
November 18, from 6.30pm 

Join us for an evening to showcase this year's expanded biblical offerings at Sarum College's Centre for Encountering the Bible, with an overview of the upcoming Biblical Study Breaks, Exploring Theology programme and Reading Scripture Together days.

The evening will feature two book launches, with both titles on special offer at £9.99 : 

Stephen Need's Following Jesus in the Holy Land: Pathways of Discipleship through Advent and Lent   
Helen Paynter's God of Violence Yesterday, God of Love Today? Wrestling Honestly with the Old Testament

The evening is free of charge but booking is essential. Please email 

Christmas Parties and Functions  

Two course menus from £15 per person, Three courses from £19 per person for groups of ten or more. See our 2019 menu here.

Forthcoming Courses & Events

Chaplaincy and Criminal Justice
Monday 14 October  
Reading Fiction as Spiritual Practice
Monday 28 to Wednesday 30 October
Digging into Isaiah 40-66
4 to 7 November 
Can There be a Theology of Art? What Would it Look Like?
Friday 15 November
MODEM Conference 2019: Losing Control- Enabling 'Withness'
Thursday 21 to Friday 22 November
Queerness as a New Model for Vocation and Ministry
Wednesday 27 November
Imaging Transcendence: From the Catacombs to the Gothic Cathedral
Tues 15 October
Sense and Stigma in the Gospels: Depictions of Sensory-Disabled Characters 
Wednesday 30 October 
Home by Another Route: Re-imagining Today's Church
Friday 8 November 
Inspiring Music in Worship: Engaging with the Rural Church
Tuesday 19 November
Sexuality and Spirituality
Monday 25 to Thursday 28 November
Dementia: Who Cares for the Carers 
Friday 29 November
Interim Ministry and Vacancies
Wed 23 October
Love is Listening: Responding to People with Dementia
Monday 4 November 
Sing Gregorian Chant
Saturday 9 November
Gospel of Matthew
Wednesday 20 November 
Working Together
Monday 25 to Thursday 28 November 2019 
Wine Tasting evening 
Friday 29 November
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