Now What? Conversations in Worship

Join us to reflect on worship in 2020, explore our aspirations for worship renewal, and share practical resources you can use locally.

About this Event

This series of three conversations is aimed at anyone involved in leading worship, providing an opportunity to reflect on worship practice and experience during lockdown and the gradual reopening of church buildings, to think about worship renewal and aspirations for the future, and to share practical resources which you can use in your local context.

Each week we will share in worship, hear from a keynote speaker, and spend time in discussion groups reflecting together from our different local perspectives.

You are welcome to attend as many of these as you wish or are able, but you will get most out of the experience if you can attend all three as the conversations are designed to build on each other.

Thursday 5 November: Our experience

We will be reflecting on our experience of worship and where we have encountered God during this year. We will be guided in this by Dr Gemma Simmonds CJ, a sister of the Congregation of Jesus and a senior lecturer in pastoral theology based at the Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology in Cambridge where she is director of the Religious Life Institute.

An international speaker and lecturer working in the fields of Christian spirituality, ecclesiology and ecumenism, she has been a missionary in Brazil and a chaplain in the Universities of Cambridge and London as well as a chaplaincy volunteer in Holloway Prison for 26 years. She is a regular broadcaster on religious matters on the BBC. Her book, The Way of Ignatius, was published by SPCK for Lent 2019 and was serialised as the Lenten retreat on Pray As You Go.

How to take part

The event is free for all participants. Please reserve your place no later than 9 am on 5 November by visiting our Eventbrite page.