.....'in the mind
of many, the word 'religion' is associated with the depressing
externals of rules, dogmas and institutions, together with a series
of undesirable attitudes such as intolerance, control and hypocrisy.
By contrast, the word 'spirituality' evokes in the same people the
recognition of an inner life, peace, gentleness, sincerity and
unity. While we may feel that this is a false distinction, it
is one that is commonly made and is part of our current
from Position Paper of
Spirituality Committee of the Bishop's Conference of England and
Spirituality Group is part of the Spirituality Networking Group set up
in Nottingham Roman Catholic Diocese in response to the Diocesan
The Nottingham Assembly drew attention to the need to look at spirituality resources in the diocese.
2005 An Implementation Officer and 7 others met
2005 The Implementation Officer represented the dioceseat Bishop Noble's conference in London. The needs everywhere were
similar and the conferences became annual. In Nottingham Diocese parishes were visited to see what was available.
2007 30 parish representatives met an Ignatian spiritual director. Three copies of a booklet were sent to each parish compiled from responses from 70 parishes to a questionnaire.
2008 The booklet was highlighted at Bishop Noble's conference.
2009 County groups became necessary, but the core group maintained. A position paper was made available from the
Spirituality Committee of England and Wales. It is available from the Liturgy Office:-
January 30 Theme – Presentation of Jesus
Talk: : Orthodox Spirituality Creativity: Creative Writing and Poetry:
February 13th Theme – Lent and Finding God in the Darkness
Talk: Desert Spirituality Creativity: Watching films through spiritual eyes.
March 12th Theme – The Easter Story Talk: Ignatian Spirituality Creativity: Movement and Drama:
April 23rd Theme – St George and Saints as Inspiration
Talk: Carmelite Spirituality Creativity: Art and Prayer
May 14th Theme - Mary Talk: Monastic Spirituality Creativity: Photography and Prayer
June 18th Theme - Eucharist Talk: Celtic Spirituality Creativity: Woodwork and Wood Carving
Venue: The Mercian Centre Oaks Road Whitwick Leicestershire LE67 5UP
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St Joseph’s Church
Burton Rd Derby DE1 1TJ
12 December 2015
bring a packed lunch. Tea and coffee provided
A suggested donation of £10 to cover the cost of the day.
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