01904 464 900

St Bede's Pastoral Centre
York

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OUR NEW ANNUAL 2018-19 PROGRAMME IS AVAILABLE TO VIEW HERE.

If you would like a hard copy of the programme either pick one up next time you're in St. Bede's or contact us to request one to be sent to you.
We hope you will find something of interest to you in our new programme.

For any sessions being offered during the day, you are welcome to come earlier for coffee – tea, coffee, juice and biscuits are included in the price. Lunch can be bought in the Bar Convent Café (or ordered in from the café by our admin staff for you to eat in our coffee lounge). Alternatively, you can bring your own lunch to eat in our lounge. Length of lunchtimes will vary depending on the event.
We suggest a donation for each event but no-one should feel excluded for financial reasons so please enquire and offer what you can. We also have some bursary funds available to assist with costs of our longer courses and retreats.

Remaining events of the summer 2018 programme...
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THE EVOLUTIONARY POWER OF LOVE
with Julia MacDonald
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POSTPONED TO: Tuesday 24th July 10 - 4pm
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Cost £15
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“Love is a sacred reserve of energy; it is like the blood of spiritual evolution” -Teilhard de Chardin
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During the day, drawing on insights of Teilhard de Chardin and others, we will reflect on our human capacity for ‘love’ and explore its contribution to the ongoing unfolding of God’s creative action in the world. The day will include some input, space for personal reflection and opportunity for creative response.
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Julia enjoys creatively exploring and engaging with ‘contemporary edges’ of faith.
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REGULAR DROP-IN EVENTS
CHAPEL DROP-INS...

Prayer in the style of the Taizé community (English + Italian evenings) - a meditative space in candlelight with distinctive prayer chants, Scripture passages and the writings of Brother Roger of Taizé
Eucharistic Adoration & Meditation - a silent prayerful space to sit and quietly and meditate on the exposed sacrament
Lectio /Visio/Audio Divina - guided meditations using an ancient monastic prayer form, Lectio Divina (meditative reading), and inspirational images and music
Guided Examen - opportunity to be guided through the Ignatian ‘Prayer of Examen’, a practice which helps us to reflect on how and where we are experiencing the life of God in our everyday experience


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Prayer through Poetry - reflective sessions, working with themes such as Peace, Truth and Beauty, which offer a space to taste the gift that poetry can bring in opening up our experience of prayer.
Wellbeing sessions - a gentle introduction to simple spiritual practices from different traditions to promote healing, healthy balance and effective self-care.
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At a Glance Chapel Drop-in dates and times:

(new dates for autumn coming...)


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PRAYER THROUGH POETRY
with Rev'd Mark Russell-Smith
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Tuesdays - new dates for autumn coming...
10.30am - 12.30pm

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Cost £5 per session
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These sessions are for anyone, familiar with poetry or not, who would like to explore different pathways through praying. We will look at a variety of poetry on different themes offering a space to taste the gift that poetry can bring in opening up our experience of prayer.
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Mark is a retired Anglican priest who served most of his working life in the North of England but spent almost 10 years helping to train Christian workers in the Anglican church of Kenya. He enjoys gardening, walking and reading and is still a learner in praying.
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WELLBEING SESSIONS
with Anne Harrison
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Mondays - new dates for autumn coming...
1pm - 2.30pm
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Cost £5
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All of us from time to time would like to be as well as we can be, physically, mentally, spirituality and emotionally. The gentle exercises and simple techniques taught in these sessions are simple but effective in healing and self-care.
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Anne Harrison is a regular contributor at St Bede's, offering spiritual accompaniment to others. Anne is qualified in therapeutic and energy work.
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OTHER OPEN GROUPS MEETING AT ST. BEDE's...
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York Justice & Peace Group: a group interested in a wide variety of justice issues. Meet at 7.30pm second Monday each month (but not April or August).
Contact Nan Saeki 01904 783621
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Christian Meditation: an ancient form of contemplative prayer, seeking God in stillness and silence. Every Wednesday 8.00 - 9.00pm.
Contact St Bede’s for more details.
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City Prayer: a group of enthusiastic people who meet to pray & sing together. Mondays 7.30pm.
Contact David Copeland 01904 330608
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The York Sangha: Zen Buddhism in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hahn, following his emphasis on mindfulness. Every Monday from 7pm to 9pm.
Contact Lauri 07826198656, e-mail lari.bower@gmail.com
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CHURCH SERVICES

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Eucharistic Service 4.45pm on Monday and Mass at 12 noon on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at St Joseph’s (care unit for elderly sisters to rear of St. Bede’s). St Bede’s staff will be happy to escort you. Mass at 12 noon on Fridays is celebrated in the Chapel at the Bar Convent (17 Blossom Street).
Please ring 01904 464900 to confirm if you do not attend regularly.
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For more details on any of the above or if you are interested in attending or participating please contact the St Bede’s office (details below)
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St Bede’s Pastoral Centre
21 Blossom Street, York YO24 1AQ.
t: 01904 464900
e: admin@stbedes.org.uk
w: www.stbedes.org.uk
Registered Charity: 298970