EVENTS INVOLVING LEARNING
Our church is more than just Sunday prayers. We have different events and groups that learn throughout the year.
‘HARVEST: A NEW SEASON’
An opportunity as we move from Summer to Autumn to consider our new season.
Led by Christine Howson, qualified meditation and retreat guide from St Mary’s, Knaresborough and Revd Stroma McDermott from Knaresborough Anglican Team the retreat aims to provide space for worship, reflection, meditation and some fun too.
We will especially be thinking about the second half of life and how this can be a gift to us as well as a challenge. As we age we can experience lots of change and the retreat will look at some of the fears around ageing and how we can be more accepting of ourselves and also hopeful of the new opportunities life brings where we can be awakened to deep, simple and mysterious things that we maybe didn’t see when we were younger.
We will be exploring themes from Richard Rohr’s bestselling book Falling Upwards as well as learning some meditation and reflection techniques to support us in our everyday life which we hope will offer simple but helpful frameworks to support our spiritual, emotional and physical lives framed by some lovely worship and the opportunity for prayer ministry.
The retreat is free and open to everybody and there will be refreshments served during the retreat. If you would like to attend or need more information please e-mail email@example.com
CONFIRMATION GROUP 2022
Here is a picture of our confirmation group.
The Alpha Course is created to outline the core principles of the Christian faith that all denominations agree on. We believe that what unites us is infinitely greater than what divides us. The Alpha Course is an effective form of evangelism when run by and through the local church. By focusing on the fundamentals of Christianity, it opens the door for Alpha to be used in almost any context so that everyone has the opportunity to engage is discussions and be transformed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
We are setting up house groups across the parish where we can develop friendships and study the Bible and pray in more depth.
Every term for one whole week, the children of St John’s Church of England Primary School come and take over the church for their Sanctuary Week.
It’s an opportunity for them to recognise the power and importance of ‘place’ - they make the ‘pilgrimage’ to the church - and to recognise that it is a unique and space set aside for worship, peace, prayer and sanctuary.
The children engage with interactive boards and displays to share some of their stories and reflections in the safe surrounding of our church.
The week culminates with a Sunday Family Service in which the children share with their families and our congregation all that they have reflected on and experienced… in so doing they teach and enrich all our lives.