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School of Mission Newsletter July 2021

 
 

This month we introduce a new member of the School of Mission team.

Hello!  I am Chris Hill and I am the new Mission Trainer.  I am going to be involved with a whole host of different training elements including:

·      those training for BCM,

·      curates, as they continue to 
       learn and reflect on their
       ministry, 

·      continuing ministerial
       development for all in authorised
       and licenced ministry.

 

 

I was ordained in London in 2012 and served in parish ministry. The roots of my ministry are in Winchester diocese having begun in ministry as a youth worker living in Bournemouth.  My family and I are now in the process of moving to Southampton. As a lifelong learner I am currently studying the CMS MA in Pioneer Mission Leadership. 

I am really looking forward to exploring Winchester diocese, getting to know the countryside, parishes and people and above all, helping people to grow in their calling and ministry as they put themselves forward for training opportunities. Do get in touch to find out how you can encourage people in your church to undertake training to join in God’s mission. 

Chris Hill, Mission Trainer  chris.hill@winchester.anglican.org        

 

 

Bishops Commission for Mission

 

 

 

Coming Up this Autumn


This coming autumn term we will be offering four BCM programmes. BCM aims to equip and inspire lay people who feel a calling to, or have already stepped into, an area of ministry in their local church.

We would particularly like to bring to your notice the opportunity to take BCM Youth & Children’s Ministry as this BCM is only available on an occasional basis. 

 

For dates and to register your interest contact

wendy.atkinson@winchester.anglican.org

BCM Worship (Into God’s presence): For those who have a desire to lead God’s people into God’s presence. The training will cover the core skills required to lead worship in your church/community and on completion carries an authorisation to lead non eucharistic worship more than once a quarter at the discretion of your incumbent.

BCM Youth & Children’s Ministry: This is primarily for those who are leading any form of youth or children’s ministry in the church. The training will provide you with a range of creative ideas for building a strong ministry team.

BCM Prayer Champions (Creating a climate of Prayer): This aims to equip you to encourage prayer in your church and community.  It will build your personal confidence in prayer and offer you a variety of ideas to help others grow in prayer.

BCM Creation Care (Practical Stewardship): This is for those who want to help their church steward the world’s natural resources.  It will consider the theology of our calling to care for God’s creation, as well as exploring practical steps churches can take.

 

Prayer and Spirituality

 
 

The Joy of Prayer

These Zoom workshops are for anyone who would like to broaden their experience of prayer.

 

 

Tuesday 13th July        20:00 – 21:00              Dare to Share

Come and listen, and be listened to (in small groups), as we reflect on our relationship with God and our experience of prayer.

Led – on Zoom – by the Revd Sally Dakin, Spirituality Adviser

Enquiries to sally.dakin@winchester.anglican.org

Bookings to wendy.atkinson@winchester.anglican.org


 

 

Interesting Intercessions       20th July          14:00 -16:30

An online workshop for those who already lead ‘the prayers of the people’ or who would like to learn to lead intercessions in church – relevant for both online and offline worship.

Led – on Zoom – by the Revd Sally Dakin, Spirituality Adviser

Enquiries to sally.dakin@winchester.anglican.org

Bookings to wendy.atkinson@winchester.anglican.org

 

 

Rule of Life

 
 

Rule of Life Mini Retreats

Join us to consider how a Rule (or Rhythm) of Life might help us to grow and be more fruitful in our relationships with God, with each other, and with the communities we’re part of.

These will resume in the autumn.  

 

 

 
 
 

Living Generously – Praying for One Another

Download the new-look Diocesan Prayer Cycle to get a glimpse of what’s going on all around the Diocese – and the Anglican Communion – and to intercede more specifically for one another.

 

 

Continuing Ministerial Development

 
 

Biblical Scholarship in England before the Norman Conquest - Friday, 24th September, 7pm, Winchester Cathedral

Professor Sarah Foot, Regius Professor of Ecclesiastical History, University of Oxford

Study of the Bible lay at the centre of religious life in the Anglo-Saxon period and underpinned the whole written culture of early medieval England.  Professor Foot leads us through the times of Bede, Alfred and Æthelwold to reveal a tradition interrupted but not destroyed by the Norman Conquest.

This lecture will be of interest to all those wishing to understand how our forebears, including the monastic scholars of the Priory of St Swithun at Winchester, understood and studied the scriptures in the later part of the first millennium. Sarah Foot is author of Monastic Life in Anglo-Saxon England, c. 600–900.

 

 

 
 

Grant Applications for Continuing Ministerial Development

Clergy who wish to apply for grant funding for a course or retreat can find detailshere. As the Wolvesey Office is closed please do not send applications by post, but email to Frances Ter Haar on schoolofmission@winchester.anglican.org

 

 

Outside Opportunities

 

 
 
 

 

'A life in Science and Religion'

 

4th July, 15:00 - 16:00 - Free seminar

 

Revd Prof Alister McGrath shares insights into his life in science and religion.  This plenary lecture of the Faraday summer school is freely open to the public.  More information can be found here.

The Faraday Institute also holds research seminars on a Tuesday lunchtime at 13:00. The seminars are held as Zoom Webinars and are free to attend.  All are welcome.   

For more information visit the Faraday website.

 

 

 

Sarum College Events

 
 

Taster session


27th  July 2021, 7-8pm

Free online session about Sarum’s postgraduate programmes in Theology, Imagination and Culture, and in Christian Spirituality validated by the University of Winchester.  
These interdisciplinary, academically enabling and spirituality nourishing programmes also offer a wider benefit to the faith-based organisations, congregations, clients and charitable organisations associated with our students.      

Email us to book your place

 

Summer Language Schools at Sarum College

Introduction to Biblical Hebrew

8th to 13th August
Join us for an adventure into a different world and time where a radical new understanding of Creation and the Creator emerged. This residential course introduces the Biblical Hebrew and lays the groundwork for further study. 
Details and booking 

 


 

Biblical Greek in a Week
9th to 14th August
Six days of intensive study gives you the basic tools to understand the Koine Greek language and bypass the translations to enrich your understanding and enjoyment of the Bible.
Details and booking

 
 
 

 
 
 

 

 

Sport and Wellbeing Gathering. More information here

 

 

 

Preaching

 
 

 
 

Preaching and Story:  21st July     10.30-13.00 via Zoom 

Workshop Leader: Revd Dr Mark Wakelin, Methodist Minister. 

We will tell each other stories, biblical or otherwise, and reflect on what we learn and feel. Within that reflection we will consider the importance of exegesis in preparing a story, and the relationship of story to truth. During the workshop we will aim to encourage each other and learn from each other to enrich our preaching. 


Changing the Climate: Preaching in the Environmental Crisis - 1st September, 10.30 – 13:00 via Zoom 

Workshop Leader: Revd Paul Johns, Methodist Minister.

 

Climate change, floods and droughts, declining biodiversity – is all this just a stock of fresh sermon illustrations? Or does it shift the context of our preaching, and therefore sermon content too? God holds the planet in one hand and offers us the Bible with the other. What hope does the biblical message offer to a planet in pain?

This workshop, led by Revd Paul Johns, will provide an opportunity to share your thoughts and preaching experience, and to listen to and discuss two or three recent (and short) ‘environmental’ sermons. 


Suffering, Science, and Preaching a Theology of Hope 
Wednesday 8th September, 10.30 – 13:00 via Zoom 

Workshop leader: Revd Jennifer Brown, Director of Training for the College of Preachers and former Science Missioner.

How can science help us understand suffering? Can science offer a way through which we can explore the perennial question of why God allows suffering? And how do we speak of hope in the midst of suffering? This workshop will explore how we can use insights from science in our preaching both to help people engage with questions around suffering and to offer a theology of hope.

Ticket prices for all online workshops: General £7.  Ministry Student £5.  

For booking information click here

 

 

Pioneering Parishes

 
 

A series of four webinars over two months aimed at helping parishes become more pioneering.

More information here

 

 

MA in Mission

 
 

MA in Mission

Distance Learning Course

Full Time 1 year.  Part time 2 years.

Mission at Winchester provides a unique opportunity to develop your theological and analytical skills, enhance your creativity and reflect on mission practice and history in a post-colonial context – thoroughly equipping you for contemporary mission.

More information here.

 

 

HeartEdge Mission Summer School

 
 

HeartEdge Mission Summer School

12th to 16th July

£70 All Sessions   £10 Evening Sessions Mon - Thurs

An opportunity to engage more deeply with the theology of mission and to explore how it relates to your own practice.

A mix of teaching, workshops and conversation with leading scholars and practitioners including the Revd Dr Sam Wells, Professor Anthony Reddie, Dr Cathy Ross, and Revd Heather Cracknell, among others.

More information about the programme and booking information here

 

 

SP3 - Social Transformation

 
 

Community Chaplaincy

Volunteer as a mentor to Ex-prisoners

Statistics show that, on average, 46% of ex-prisoners will re-offend within one year of release. BUT – this figure reduces significantly if someone takes a personal interest in their rehabilitation. A little of your time (2-3 hours/week) can change the direction of a life.

Churches, and individuals, can find out more and express an interest by contacting Roger Venn at the New Foundations website here   

 

 

Healthcare Chaplaincy

 
 

Exploring Healthcare Chaplaincy Course – Autumn 2021

Four half day sessions on Zoom on 30th September, 21st October, 11th November, 2nd December.

This course is for people wondering if healthcare chaplaincy volunteering is for them. The course explores what it means to be part of a healthcare chaplaincy team in the 21st century where pastoral, spiritual, and religious care is offered to patients and staff in a multi-faith and belief context.

For further information and application details contact, training@network-health.org.uk

Applications must be submitted by 1st September.  The autumn 2021 cohort is subsidised by NHS England and there is no fee.

 

 

 

 
 
 

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