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posted 23 May 2016, 11:56 by CHS Info   [ updated 3 Jun 2016, 05:37 ]

Open to All 11.15 – 3.30pm

2016 SPIDIR AGM - Members Only 10.00 – 11.10am

MONDAY, 20 JUNE 2016
The Library, Southwark Cathedral 
(Just across the road from London Bridge Main Line Station or Underground Jubilee or Northern line)

- Former Canon of Wells Cathedral -
Author of ‘Etty Hillesum:  A Life Transformed’ and ‘Life in  the Psalms’ – The Mowbray Lent Book 2016
will speak on The Psalms as a Resource in Spiritual Direction

Patrick Woodhouse using his recently published book on the Psalms and incorporating his extensive knowledge of the diaries of the inspirational Dutch mystic Etty Hillisum will guide us into using the Psalms as a resource for Spiritual Direction. The Psalms lie at the heart of Jewish and Christian worship. For thousands of years people in despair and praise have cried to God through the words of these ancient poems. Life in the Psalms aims to bridge that gulf, enabling the modern reader to find hope in these ancient texts by re-imagining their meanings for our times. The Psalms include texts that illuminate issues including climate change and environmental degradation; the illusions of consumerism and 'celebrity culture; our response to migrants and asylum seekers; conditions of depression, anxiety, and grief, and the question of 'attention in a digital age. Many texts take us deeply into the experience of meditation and contemplation; and teach us how to wonder, and find happiness. 


Timings: Coffee/Tea and REGISTRATION in the Library from 10.00 – 10.30 
Prayer and SPIDIR AGM 10.30 – 11.10 
CONFERENCE First Session 11.15 -12.45  ‘SD using the Psalms as a resource’ 
Lunch Break 12.45 - 13.30 (Bring you own; visit the Refectory or Borough Market) 
Second Session 13.30 - 14.45 – ‘Particular Psalms as an aid to Spiritual Direction’ 
Final Plenary 14.45 – 15.15 
Prayers and Close 15.30 

Please contact Maureen Vitler on mvitler@talktalk.net or
call 020 8692 5101 to book in and for more information
Fully paid up members for 2016 go FREE – guests £10 (with concessions) on the day