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St Bede's Pastoral Centre
York

15/02/18
Entering the season of renewal...
We have now begun our process of review and forward planning here at St. Bede's.

St. Bede's has established strong roots and solid form as it has grown and evolved over the many previous years and phases of its development. In the coming months we will reflect on how to honour and healthily cultivate the established structure whilst also allowing opportunity for fresh buds to emerge, for new connections to be made and for new possibilities and potentials to present themselves .

We continue to ask for your thoughts and prayers as we discern next steps for the centre and offer our thanks for your continued expressions of love, care and support.

May you each be blessed and renewed during this special time of preparation for Easter,

Julia & St. Bede's team


LATEST NEWS...

The brochure for the summer term will be out in the next few weeks - keep an eye on the website or pick up a copy at St. Bede's. From the autumn of 2018 will we be issuing a new annual programme.

The next York Ignatian Spiritual Accompaniment Course (YISAC) will start in September 2018. You can find details on our website where you can also download the application pack. Or, if you prefer, get in touch with the office for a pack to be emailed or sent by post. If you know of anyone you think may be interested please do pass on the information. The closing date for applications is FRIDAY 27TH APRIL.

The residential themed retreat weekend at Whitby is now fully booked. There are a couple of spaces left for individually guided retreats in April for anyone still interested.

We hope to see the arrival of our new office and library furniture over the coming month. Please bear with us while we renew the office/reception space and start to create the new library/resource room.

Ideas are progressing for refreshing the St. Bede's garden area and exploring ways of enhancing and increasing the use of the chapel. We will update further in the summer term at the end of which we plan to hold an afternoon fundraising Strawberry Tea event in association with the Friend's of St. Bede's. This will be held on Sunday 1st July (more details to come!).

Some of you may know that we are no longer able to produce candles at St. Bede's. However, we are going to link up with the Camphill Village Trust community in Malton who have a candle making workshop. We will donate any used candles to them and will offer their candles for sale at St. Bede's. So please do continue to donate and we'll pass them on. For more information on the Trust go to: https://www.cvt.org.uk/communities/the-croft