Space Makers is a brand new resource for schools from the Diocese of Oxford. Accessible to pupils of all faiths and worldviews, five contemplative practices help schools to embrace some of the ancient wisdom of the Christian tradition and, in doing so, assist children to navigate the world around them.

Climate anxiety and the vast increase in screen time and exposure to social media seem to be causes of deteriorating mental health in young people. The ancient contemplative traditions of Christianity, like its secular cousin ‘mindfulness’, have a lot to offer at this time. Space Makers brings five contemplative practices into the life of our schools.

Read this special edition of eNews to find out more.

Training courses for schools and parishes.

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Training course dates

8 November 2021
8.45am to 3.30pm
St Peter & St Paul’s Church
Castle Street
Buckingham
MK18 1BS
Book: eventbrite.co.uk/e/178010242427

11 November 2021
8.45am to 3.30pm
Warwick Hall
Church Green
Burford
OX18 4RZ
Book: eventbrite.co.uk/e/178050482787

16 November 2021
8.45am to 3.30pm
St Mary’s Convent
Challow Road
Wantage
OX12 9DJ
Book: eventbrite.co.uk/e/178052207947

18 January 2022
8.45am to 3.30pm
Douai Abbey
Upper Woolhampton
Reading
RG7 5TQ
Book: eventbrite.co.uk/e/178056129677

13 January 2022
8.45am to 3.30pm
St Mary’s Convent
Challow Road
Wantage
OX12 9DJ
Book: eventbrite.co.uk/e/178078636997

3 March 2022
8.45am to 3.30pm
St Katharine’s Parmoor
Parmoor Lane
Henley-on-Thames
RG9 6NN
Book: eventbrite.co.uk/e/178058566967

10 March 2022
8.45am to 3.30pm
Warwick Hall
Church Green
Burford
OX18 4RZ
Book: eventbrite.co.uk/e/178062478667

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for staff members with oversight for Ethos/SIAMS/SMSC/RE, Headteachers, local clergy and other church officers involved in the life of children and young people (Foundation Governors, Children, Youth and Family workers, anyone involved with Open the Book, Prayer Spaces etc.).

It’s a great idea to attend as a school and parish church group if you can, but not essential.

Course costs

  • S4S (SLA) schools: £95 + VAT per delegate, or £195 + VAT for 3 delegates
  • All other schools: £165.00 + VAT per delegate
  • Churches and church-based organisations: £65.00 + VAT per delegate