SATURDAY REFLECTION – 23 October

Dear All, This week we are offering you something about journeying, travelling.  I think it is because I have an awareness of time passing swiftly at the moment.  Very soon we will be celebrating All Saints & then it will be less than a month before the end of the Church’s year & the beginning…

ADVENT MEDITATIVE REFLECTIONS AND PRAYER 2021 (Zoom links)

The Community welcome all to join them for Advent reflections and prayer – details as follows:   Advent Meditative Reflections Sundays on zoom at 5.30pm for 30 – 45 mins November 28th  Learning to Wait December 5th    Seeking the Light December 12th  Finding Joy December 19th  Preparing for the Coming of the Christchild ZOOM LINK: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88333391691?pwd=SjhrYnFBUEZndVVIMTRRTEJqRVduQT09…

FOUNDATION DAY LECTURE 2021 – Dr Cormac Begadon

We were delighted to welcome Dr Cormac Begadon to deliver the Foundation Day Lecture 2021 at New Hall.  Cormac is Assistant Professor (Research): Sepulchrine Fellow in the History of Catholicism at University of Durham and is researching the Community’s archive. Dr James Kelly, Sweeting Associate Professor (Research) in the History of Catholicism, University of Durham, managed…

Remembering S. M. Francis Wood

On 18 September this year, the eve of the first anniversary of Frances Wood’s death, the Community, family and a few close friends came together to remember Frances (formerly SM Francis) and to celebrate her life.  Mary Francis played a pivotal role in the development of the Community’s school at New Hall. Fr Leslie, friend…

SATURDAY REFLECTION – 9 October 2021

Dear All, This coming week is one of prayer for prisoners & their families. Our reflections are in some different loose ways related to that theme.  There are two pieces connected to the story of the Prodigal Son & the all-forgiving father.  One of these is from Henri Nouwen’s writings, & there is another Nouwen…

Understanding faith-based communities through their stories

On 14 November, with the help of Prof John McCafferty, we will explore an understanding of why and how different faith-based communities grow, develop, sustain themselves, change, adapt or dissolve.  We will discuss the relationship between faith-based communities and the individual and look at new and emerging stories: faith-based communities during and post-pandemic. REGISTER HERE…