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Advent Study Day
Saturday December 4 @ 10:00 - 16:00
Four Steps into Advent
Saturday, December 04, 10.00 – 16.00
The Boyle Room at Bolton Priory
Lunch provided: £10
‘Let us now go even unto Bethlehem.’
The journey to Bethlehem passes through the wilderness where John, the desert wild
man, insists that change is necessary and change is coming. As pilgrims, in the
company of poets, we shall venture into the wilderness seeking to confront afresh the
silence and resonance of God. With perhaps both hope and fear in our hearts, we shall move expectantly towards the question: ‘What
might happen if we were to invite God into our lives that bit more radically?’
The word, Advent, from its Latin root, ‘veni’ or ‘coming’, points towards the coming of Christ. The word is also linked with
‘adventure’. We set out on a quest in Four Steps, in the company of poets, dangerous human-beings, well known for stirring and shaking
habitual responses and for bringing energy and fresh perspectives. The day will be led by Joyce Simpson, the retired Head of Humanities
at Leeds Trinity University, where she established an MA programme in Literature and Spirituality. Nowadays she delights in discovering
the thoughts and insights of fellow-voyagers from different walks of life.
Places are limited to 20 people. Please contact the Parish Office,
01756 710238, if you would like to attend.