What's On in Guildford Diocese
(For details of what's on in Guildford Diocese, see below )
Who Are You Sharing Christmas With?
Christmas is a busy time of year, celebrating and spending time with family and friends. However, we know that time of year can be difficult for some people.
If you are alone this Christmas, or you know of someone else who may be alone or separated from family or friends, or you are looking for an opportunity to volunteer, there are many events happening around the diocese.
For further information, contact The Communities Engagement Team
Tel: 01483 790324
Beyond Words - Art Short Course
(Four Monday evening sessions in January 2014)
Art has a legacy of assisting in exploration of the spiritual life - why might this be?
How can an image or piece of art resonate so deeply without a word being spoken?
Mondays 6th, 13th 20th and 27th January 2014
7.30pm for 8pm at Christ's College and Guildford Cathedral
Four artists will each talk about their work and approach to painting, with a particular focus on how they believe art can go beyond words to engage us at another level - perhaps encompassing both the rational and the non rational.
- 6th January 2014 Christ's College, Larch Avenue, Guildford GU1 1JY
Laura Moffatt, co-director of 'Art and Christian Enquiry' (ACE). ACE educate and resource learning about religious art, and provide a national database of places of worship that exhibit.
- 13th January 2014 Christ's College, Larch Avenue, Guildford GU1 1JY
Paul Hobbs is an artist who has recently moved from Surrey to Gloucestershire. He had a solo exhibition in Guildford Cathedral in 2009 and, more recently, in St Peters, Chertsey in 2013.
- 20th January 2014 Christ's College, Larch Avenue, Guildford GU1 1JY
Iain McKillop is a local artist who had a solo exhibition in Guildford Cathedral during Lent in 2010. Iain trained as a priest in Guildford Diocese.
- 27th January 2014 Guildford Cathedral
Chris Gollon is an established British artist who lives in Surrey. His solo exhibition at Guildford Cathedral coincides with this event, and will provide the backdrop for his talk. This exhibition, with many newly painted works, will explore the theme of women in the bible - it runs from 28th January - 3rd March 2014.
For further details or to book a place, contact Paulette Withycombe, the LMP Course Administrator
Tel: 01483 790351
Cost for the four sessions is £31
Resource Centre Open Day - Lent and Easter Ideas
on Thursday 30th January 2014
2pm - 8.30pm
at The Education Centre, Guildford Cathedral, Stag Hill, Guildford GU2 7UP
There will be lots of creative ideas and resources to inspire your Lent and Easter Services and activities in your churches and schools: Lent Groups, all age worship, holiday clubs, children's groups etc
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Diocesan Certificate in Children's Work/Ministry
It is designed for those who are new to working with children in a church context, or for those who wish to improve their skills, techniques and understanding. It is also a wonderful opportunity to meet children's leaders from other churches and share ideas.
Fee: £20 (includes free entrance to Creating Sparks in May 2014)
For further information, contact Katherine Tuck, Assistant Children's Work Adviser
Tel: 01483 484914
Information on the Diocesan Certificate in Children's Work/Ministry
Dementia Friendly Parishes
Free information sessions to help you and your parish become more welcoming to those who live with dementia.
Hearing Aid Maintenance Training - Become a Champion!
1 in 6 people have a hearing loss in our diocese. An increasing population and longer life expectancy, mean that our church buildings need to be able to welcome and accomodate those with sensory loss to aid communication. We are looking or volunteers to be trained in the basic maintenance of hearing aids, offering these simple maintenance sessions at exisitng church social events e.g. coffee mornings, lunches, afternoon teas.
For further information, please click here or contact Tracey Wade, Deaf and Inclusion Co-ordinator
Tel: 01483 790327 or 18001 01483 790327 mobile/SMS (txt/voice): 07531 268476
St Columba's House Retreat and Conference Centre
A resource for your church community.
For more information, please contact the Chaplain, Revd Gillaine Holland
Tel: 01483 713006
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Help us to spread the real meaning of Christmas
St Peter’s sparks conversation in Guildford
Appeal off to a great start towards £1.3M needed by August 2014
Seasonal artwork from 12 schools on display at Guildford Cathedral
Eight women welcomed to first meeting as Participant Observers
Prisoners, children and gossiping the Gospel all mentioned in the Bishop's farewell sermon
Sheep, donkeys and 70 actors to perfom in the heart of the capital this December
Posada figures to tour the diocese in the run up to Christmas
Synod Votes to Approve Next Steps for Women in the Episcopate