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27th October 2017 - 29th October 2017

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The Splash of Words: Reclaiming the poetry of faith

Led on Sat 28 October by Revd Canon Mark Oakley

Weekend co-ordinated by Rev Richard Syms

Mark Oakley is Canon Chancellor of St Paul's Cathedral, London, and is well known for his interest in poetry and the arts. He is a regular columnist for the Church Times and The Tablet and frequently broadcasts on BBC Radio 4.

His most recent book, The Splash of Words: Believing in poetry, was published in July 2016 and described as follows:
“For those who know they enjoy poetry, and those for whom it is just a memory from schooldays, here is a rich feast that enables us to rediscover poetry’s power to startle, challenge and reframe our vision. Like throwing a pebble into water, a poem causes a ‘splash of words’ whose ripples can transform the way we see the world, ourselves and God. The Splash of Words argues that belief in poetry is vital for understanding that God is in the world as poetry is in a poem.”

Mark will share his ideas and experiences with us on Sat 28 October and this will be embedded in a weekend of reflection, discussion and worship to which all can contribute.

Richard Syms is a professional actor, worker-priest and long-standing member of the Community and has worked alongside Mark Oakley at The Actor's Church, St Paul's, Covent Garden

Day visitors will be welcome as well as those wishing to stay for the full weekend.

Arrivals:  from 4pm Friday - first meal is dinner at 7pm

Departures:  Sunday afternoon 3pm

Cost: adults £80 (£60)

Chat Sundays between 10am-12pm

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