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September 2017

Preaching on the Gospel of Mark

5 September @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ripon College Cuddesdon, Cuddsedon, Oxfordshire OX44 9EX United Kingdom + Google Map
£15

Speaker: Rev Dr Michael Lakey, Lecturer in New Testament at Ripon College, Cuddesdon As in previous years, we are offering a study day on the Sunday gospel for the year ahead, intended to help, refresh and inspire those who will find themselves preaching on this gospel. For the year from Advent 2017 the lectionary gospel readings at the main Sunday service will be predominantly from Mark’s gospel, and Michael Lakey will lead us in updating our knowledge and understanding, so…

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Call the Psychiatrist? When a Mental Health Professional can Support your Pastoral Ministry

14 September @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Christ Church, Flackwell Heath, Chapel Road
Flackwell Heath, Buckinghamshire HP10 9AA United Kingdom
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Speaker: Dr Rachel Freeth Have there been occasions when sharing your concerns about a parishioner’s mental health with a psychiatrist might have been helpful? Using a mixture of presentation, discussion and small group work this day aims to: offer some perspectives on mental health problems, particularly in the context of pastoral ministry explore situations when psychiatric expertise might be helpful or perhaps even required consider the current set up of mental health services and how to access help offer some…

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October 2017

1 in 30? Neurodiversity and Opportunity: A look at the Autism Spectrum in Ministry and Parish

11 October @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Christ Church, Flackwell Heath, Chapel Road
Flackwell Heath, Buckinghamshire HP10 9AA United Kingdom
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£10

Speakers: Ann and Christopher Memmott This will be a relaxed and thoughtful day with workshops, discussions, exercises and video clips, covering the following areas: what is autism? busting some of the myths around autism identifying the strengths and the positives ten top, low cost, tips for successful inclusion and co-working autism in ministry – respecting gifts, differences and needs. Course materials provided. Ann Memmott, author of the autism guidelines for the Church of England, and national speaker and adviser on…

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November 2017

Celebrating Difference: Working with People with Learning Disabilities in Parishes

8 November @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Christ Church, Flackwell Heath, Chapel Road
Flackwell Heath, Buckinghamshire HP10 9AA United Kingdom
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£10

Speaker: Jan Sunman Jan will be working with colleagues with learning disabilities in a very interactive day covering the following key themes: what is a learning disability? understanding the social model of disability and the medical model inclusion, acceptance of difference and healing communicating and worshipping with and without words creating communities of support and fellowship for people with learning disabilities and their families celebrating the lives of people with learning disabilities. Jan Sunman has worked as a social worker…

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