Introduction to the Enneagram
Date: Thursday 25 June 2020
Time: 10 am to 3.30 pm
Cost: £10 which will include lunch
Venue: Church House Oxford, Langford Locks, Kidlington, OX5 1GF
Finding people are intimidated by you and you feel you’re melting inside? Getting fed up of being governed by other people’s agendas? Hearing that inner critic that doesn’t sound like God criticising you? Feeling the call to care for others and burning yourself up? Feeling you have to perform all the time and don’t know who you are? Feeling your unique gift to the Church is not appreciated? Fearful that your mastery of theology is lacking? Ultra critical of authority and feeling picked on? Sensing your joy is not God given and you try to avoid the pain of suffering?
These are just nine ways we can get trapped in patterns we wish God could change. The good news is that they can! Saint Ignatius teaches us to pray for Graces … But what might we each pray for? The Enneagram helps us to understand why we do what we do. Alan Hodgetts will help us explore the prisons of our own making and how the Lord sets us free. His experience of ministry and knowledge of the Enneagram promises to help us all grow in the Lord as we work together with God’s cooperative Grace!
Canon Alan Hodgetts was ordained in 1976. He served two curacies in the dioceses of Birmingham and Hereford, followed by two 9-year incumbencies in Guildford diocese. Alan was Managing Chaplain at HMP Woodhill before retiring in 2019. He is a Narrative Enneagram Teacher and a guide for the Enneagram Prison Project in the UK. Alan and Sue were married in 1976, parents to three and grandparents to seven.