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Jan
27
Sat
Winter Season – Quiet Day
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens”

(Ecclesiastes 3:1)

 

Stop awhile in whichever season you find yourself to spend time with God, to be encouraged, refreshed, and strengthened to continue on your journey with Him. 

The day will be from 10am – 4pm, and the suggested contribution is £25 per person, which will include refreshments and lunch.

For booking details please contact Lynda by email or phone – see Contact Us

For other “Seasons” Quiet Days this year, see Seasons – Quiet Days

Feb
2
Fri
Feb First Friday: Rev David Cook: “Discipleship – the Road to Maturity”
Feb 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Revd David Cook, previously vicar of Chipping Campden, will be speaking at our Friday Night Fellowship Meeting for February.  

David will speak on the theme “Discipleship – the Road to Maturity”

Join us as we seek the Lord together – All welcome

See the Diary for Friday night speakers on other dates

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Having spent almost the first four years of his life in a Prisoner of War camp in Japan, David was brought up in the Far East and the U.K.

After reading History and Theology at Oxford, he ministered in a housing estate in Chatham, followed by 18 years in South Africa, both in youth work and then in a large multiracial parish in Cape Town.  Returning to England, he was Team Rector at Newbury and then Vicar of Chipping Camden.  

David now lives with his wife in Bourton-on-the-Water.  The have four adult children and two grandchildren.

Feb
3
Sat
Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Feb 3 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

We welcome men to join us for a men’s breakfast followed by praise and worship, praying for each other and intercession as the Lord leads us.  

For more see Men’s Days

Mar
2
Fri
March First Friday – Dr Richard Harvey: “Messianic Jews Today”
Mar 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The speaker for our First Friday Fellowship Meeting for March will be Dr Richard Harvey, speaking on the theme “Messianic Jews today”.

Richard is a Messianic Jew and well known speaker and author.  He has been involved in dialogue about reconciliation between the Roman Catholic Church and Messianic Jews. He spoke about this dialogue with Fr. Peter Hocken (just before Fr Peter passed away), giving a presentation in Rome at the Urbania University, on the 2nd of June 2017 as part of the official program of the Golden Jubilee of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal.  (More information here: http://www.isidor.se/Portals/10/documents/eccrnews/EUCCRIL-305-Final-contribution-father-Peter-Hocken-1932-2017-webversion.pdf?ver=2017-09-27-110141-663)

The Saturday morning following will be a Men’s day at which Richard will also be speaking – Contact Us to book in to stay over night.

Join us as we seek the Lord together – All welcome

See the Calendar of Events for Friday night speakers on other dates

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Richard is a UK based-Jewish believer in Jesus (Yeshua) who has served with the Church’s Ministry among the Jewish people (CMJ) and as UK Director of Jews for Jesus. He became a believer in Jesus in 1974 from a Liberal Jewish background. His and his wife’s story are told in “But I’m Jewish!”

He taught Hebrew Bible and Jewish Studies at All Nations Christian College, UK, and was Academic Dean and Director of Postgraduate Studies. He is a past President of the International Messianic Jewish Alliance (IMJA). His PhD was supervised by Rabbi Dan Cohn-Sherbok and is published as Mapping Messianic Jewish Theology: A Constructive  Approach (2009). He is now Senior Researcher with Jews for Jesus, and spends his time writing, teaching, training, mentoring and drinking coffee in UK, Israel and around the world. His most recent book “Luther and the Jews: Putting Right the Lies” (Wipf and Stock, 2017) is a timely contribution to the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.

He is married to Monica, who is also a Jewish believer in Jesus, and has two children and three grandchildren. His website www.mmjt.eu and academia.edu page has many of his articles, presentations, power-points, etc. 

 

 

Mar
3
Sat
Men’s breakfast followed by Men’s Day – “Holding the High Ground”
Mar 3 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Men's breakfast followed by Men's Day - "Holding the High Ground"

We welcome men to join us for a men’s breakfast followed by praise and worship, praying for each other and intercession as the Lord leads us.  

Today the men’s breakfast is followed by a Men’s day beginning with tea/coffee at 10.  Lunch is included (contributions toward the cost are invited if you can manage).  The day will finish with drinks around 4pm.

The speakers will be Rabbi Richard Harvey, Tom Gorman and Tony Jones.

The theme of this Men’s Day (and for 2 others this year) is  “Holding the High Ground”  – for more see  Holding the High Ground

Please contact us to let us know if you plan to come to Breakfast or to the Men’s Day or both.

 

Mar
10
Sat
Stillness – Quiet Day 2018
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

“He leads me beside still waters”

(Psalm 23:2)

 

We invite you to take time out of the busyness and pressures of everyday life… 

Enter into the peace and stillness of reflection and silence, in this day of reflection led by Margaret Wade, a spiritual director and retreat leader.

The day will be from 10am – 4pm, and the suggested contribution is £25 per person, which will include refreshments and lunch.

For booking details please contact Lynda by email or phone – see Contact Us

For other “Stillness” Quiet Days this year, see Stillness – Quiet Days – 2018

 

Stillness_30Sep

Apr
7
Sat
Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Apr 7 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

We welcome men to join us for a men’s breakfast followed by praise and worship, praying for each other and intercession as the Lord leads us.  

For more see Men’s Days

The Road to Freedom: Preparing for Pentecost
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

Jesus said:

“If you make the Word of God your home, you will come to know the truth – and the truth will set you free”.

 

Would you like to develop a practical approach to reading the complete Bible?

Would you like to find daily spiritual nourishment through reading the Gospels and Psalms in a systematic way? 

Are you interested in learning about an approach to reflecting with others on passages of Scripture relevant to the liturgical seasons of the Christian year; and in learning from the example of great pastors about how to meditate on the Word of God, that is – how that is to “make the Word of God your home”.

Come and See, and find an approach that is relevant to your own individual walk with the Lord.

The title for this meeting is Preparing for Pentecost. The bible study meeting will be led by Tom Gorman MA(Oxon), Ph.D. Tom taught Literature and Applied Linguistics in universities in Africa, the United States and England before becoming a Departmental Head at the National Foundation for Educational Research in Slough. While there he encountered the House of the Open Door Community which he and his family joined in 1982. 

For other “The Road to Freedom” sessions this year, see The Road to Freedom

All days will be from 10am – 4pm, and the suggested contribution is £25 per person, which will include refreshments and lunch.

For booking details please contact us by email or phone – see Contact Us

Apr
21
Sat
Spring Season – Quiet Day
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens”

(Ecclesiastes 3:1)

 

Stop awhile in whichever season you find yourself to spend time with God, to be encouraged, refreshed, and strengthened to continue on your journey with Him.

The day will be from 10am – 4pm, and the suggested contribution is £25 per person, which will include refreshments and lunch.

For booking details please contact Lynda by email or phone – see Contact Us

For other “Seasons” Quiet Days this year, see Seasons – Quiet Days

May
4
Fri
May First Friday – Jane Holloway
May 4 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The speaker for our First Friday Fellowship Meeting for May is Jane Holloway. 

Jane will speak on the theme “God on the Move – partnering with Him in prayer

Join us as we seek the Lord together – All welcome

See the Calendar of Events for Friday night speakers on other dates

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Jane Holloway has been working to equip and encourage prayer across many denominations, organisations and churches for the past twenty five years. 

For the last 12 years she has been the National Prayer Director at the World Prayer Centre (Birmingham, UK) enabling her to travel and connect widely across the British Isles regarding prayer and mission.

She lives in West Oxfordshire, goes to a local Anglican church and loves to enjoy God’s creation, walking, gardening, playing tennis and hanging out with friends – when she is not working!

May
5
Sat
Men’s breakfast followed by Men’s Day – “Holding the High Ground”
May 5 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Men's breakfast followed by Men's Day - "Holding the High Ground"

We welcome men to join us for a men’s breakfast followed by praise and worship, praying for each other and intercession as the Lord leads us.  

Today the men’s breakfast is followed by a Men’s day beginning with tea/coffee at 10.  Lunch is included (contributions toward the cost are invited if you can manage).  The day will finish with drinks around 4pm.

The theme of this Men’s Day (and for 2 others this year) is  “Holding the High Ground” – for more about this theme see Holding the High Ground

More about  Men’s Days

 

May
26
Sat
The Road to Freedom: Living with Pentecost
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

Jesus said:

“If you make the Word of God your home, you will come to know the truth – and the truth will set you free”.

 

Would you like to develop a practical approach to reading the complete Bible?

Would you like to find daily spiritual nourishment through reading the Gospels and Psalms in a systematic way? 

Are you interested in learning about an approach to reflecting with others on passages of Scripture relevant to the liturgical seasons of the Christian year; and in learning from the example of great pastors about how to meditate on the Word of God, that is – how that is to “make the Word of God your home”.

Come and See, and find an approach that is relevant to your own individual walk with the Lord.

The title for this meeting is Living with Pentecost. The bible study meeting will be led by Tom Gorman MA(Oxon), Ph.D. Tom taught Literature and Applied Linguistics in universities in Africa, the United States and England before becoming a Departmental Head at the National Foundation for Educational Research in Slough. While there he encountered the House of the Open Door Community which he and his family joined in 1982. 

For other “The Road to Freedom” sessions” this year, see The Road to Freedom

All days will be from 10am – 4pm, and the suggested contribution is £25 per person, which will include refreshments and lunch.

For booking details please contact us by email or phone – see Contact Us

Jun
2
Sat
Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Jun 2 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

We welcome men to join us for a men’s breakfast followed by praise and worship, praying for each other and intercession as the Lord leads us.  

For more see Men’s Days

Jun
9
Sat
Stillness – Quiet Day 2018
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

“He leads me beside still waters”

(Psalm 23:2)

 

We invite you to take time out of the busyness and pressures of everyday life… 

Enter into the peace and stillness of reflection and silence, in this day of reflection led by Margaret Wade, a spiritual director and retreat leader.

The day will be from 10am – 4pm, and the suggested contribution is £25 per person, which will include refreshments and lunch.

For booking details please contact Lynda by email or phone – see Contact Us

For other “Stillness” Quiet Days this year, see Stillness – Quiet Days – 2018

 

Stillness_30Sep

Jul
7
Sat
Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Jul 7 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

We welcome men to join us for a men’s breakfast followed by praise and worship, praying for each other and intercession as the Lord leads us.  

For more see Men’s Days

Jul
14
Sat
Summer Season – Quiet Day
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens”

(Ecclesiastes 3:1)

 

Stop awhile in whichever season you find yourself to spend time with God, to be encouraged, refreshed, and strengthened to continue on your journey with Him. 

The day will be from 10am – 4pm, and the suggested contribution is £25 per person, which will include refreshments and lunch.

For booking details please contact Lynda by email or phone – see Contact Us

For other “Seasons” Quiet Days this year, see Seasons – Quiet Days

Aug
4
Sat
Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Aug 4 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

We welcome men to join us for a men’s breakfast followed by praise and worship, praying for each other and intercession as the Lord leads us.  

For more see Men’s Days

Aug
7
Tue
Art Retreat – “Trees of Life”
Aug 7 – Aug 10 all-day

 

We invite you to join the Art Retreat – “Trees of Life”. 

The retreat will be led by Christine Dodd. Christine is a trained spiritual director and experienced retreat giver and the author of several books on spirituality and scripture. For many years Christine was Director for Adult Formation in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Hallam, which is centred on Sheffield. Her work involved her in helping adults discover more about their faith and spirituality within parishes, the diocese and nationally.

Please see Contact Us to get in touch to get more information and book your place.

 

 

Sep
15
Sat
Stillness – Quiet Day 2018
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

“He leads me beside still waters”

(Psalm 23:2)

 

We invite you to take time out of the busyness and pressures of everyday life… 

Enter into the peace and stillness of reflection and silence, in this day of reflection led by Margaret Wade, a spiritual director and retreat leader.

The day will be from 10am – 4pm, and the suggested contribution is £25 per person, which will include refreshments and lunch.

For booking details please contact Lynda by email or phone – see Contact Us

For other “Stillness” Quiet Days this year, see Stillness – Quiet Days – 2018

 

Stillness_30Sep

Oct
6
Sat
Men’s breakfast followed by Men’s Day – “Holding the High Ground”
Oct 6 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Men's breakfast followed by Men's Day - "Holding the High Ground"

We welcome men to join us for a men’s breakfast followed by praise and worship, praying for each other and intercession as the Lord leads us.  

Today the men’s breakfast is followed by a Men’s day beginning with tea/coffee at 10.  Lunch is included (contributions toward the cost are invited if you can manage).  The day will finish with drinks around 4pm.

The theme of this Men’s Day (and for 2 others this year) is  “Holding the High Ground” – for more about this theme see Men’s Days

 

Nov
3
Sat
Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Nov 3 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

We welcome men to join us for a men’s breakfast followed by praise and worship, praying for each other and intercession as the Lord leads us.  

For more see Men’s Days

Nov
17
Sat
Stillness – Quiet Day 2018
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

“He leads me beside still waters”

(Psalm 23:2)

 

We invite you to take time out of the busyness and pressures of everyday life… 

Enter into the peace and stillness of reflection and silence, in this day of reflection led by Margaret Wade, a spiritual director and retreat leader.

The day will be from 10am – 4pm, and the suggested contribution is £25 per person, which will include refreshments and lunch.

For booking details please contact Lynda by email or phone – see Contact Us

For other “Stillness” Quiet Days this year, see Stillness – Quiet Days – 2018

 

Stillness_30Sep

Dec
1
Sat
Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Dec 1 @ 8:30 am

We welcome men to join us for a men’s breakfast followed by praise and worship, praying for each other and intercession as the Lord leads us.  

For more see Men’s Days