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Bishop’s Commission for Mission (BCM)
Programme Streams Available Autumn 2017
Are you a lay person? Would you like some input for your existing ministry, or for a developing vocational path? More interested in learning from passionate practitioners and others in ministry than in getting a formal qualification? Want help to see you ministry through a missional lens? Then Bishop’s Commission for Mission could be for you.

BCM is a lay training programme focused on enabling church members to live missionally in every part of their lives, equipping them to live out their vocation to the full. Through participating in the programme we believe God will shape you for your place in his mission.

To qualify for the training programme you will need to be recommended by your incumbent and PCC, who will usually pay your training costs. Once you have successfully completed the programme, you will be commissioned by the Bishop of Winchester for your role.

To find out in more detail what participating this programme might involve, please visit the BCM page on the Diocesan website , or contact me: phil.dykes@winchester.anglican.org 01962-710973 07884-268968.

For an application form or further details please contact Frances Ter Haar (frances.terhaar@winchester.anglican.org)

Sarum College in March

Theology and Film
Course Dates: Mon 5 March, 2:00 pm to Thu 8 March, 2:00 pm
This module explores the growing field of theology and film.

Students will become conversant in the language and history of cinema, noting specifically the unique ways in which film uses technology, editing, framing, and sound to convey meaning. After a brief introduction to film studies, students will then explore the historical relationship between theology and film, with specific reference to the reception (ranging from prohibition to utilisation) of film by the Christian Churches.

We will spend time looking at and studying selected films (The Railway Man, The Tango Lesson and Chinatown), allowing students to develop the critical skills helpful for film interpretation and explore possible theological approaches to film criticism.

Students will investigate the claims that contemporary film provides an alternative site or location for religion in the context of modern consumer societies.

Those not on the MA programme are very welcome to book on this module as an auditor.

Contact Rosemary Nicklen for all booking enquiries
rnicklen@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424827  |  01722 424800 (main reception)
Course Details
Start:
Mon 5 March, 2:00 pm
End:
Thu 8 March, 2:00 pm
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Tutors:
Colin Greene is the Coordinator for the Centre for Theology, Imagination and Culture and Programme Leader for the MA in Theology, Imagination and Culture. His interests include biblical hermeneutics and the intersection of theology and contemporary culture. Beth Dodd is Director of Online Learning for the Centre for Formation in Ministry. She teaches doctrine, church history and theology, arts and culture, and published on theology and literature. Jolyon Mitchell is Professor of Communication, Arts and Religion at Edinburgh University. His work has focused on peace building, violence and arts in warfare.
Course Code:
2525
Course Price:
£350 non-residential; £510 residential

 

The Eucharist
Course Dates:Mon 5 March, 2:00 pm to Thu 8 March, 2:00 pm
This module explores the most significant developments of eucharistic worship from the New Testament to the contemporary church.

Students will gain an understanding of the theological, historical and social influences upon the Eucharist and the debates surrounding different interpretations of its meaning. Through study of recent ecumenical conversations, students will be encouraged to relate their study to contemporary church contexts.

Those not on the MA programme are very welcome to book on this module as an auditor.

Contact Rosemary Nicklen for all booking enquiries
rnicklen@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424827  |  01722 424800 (main reception)
Course Details
Start:
Mon 5 March, 2:00 pm
End:
Thu 8 March, 2:00 pm
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Tutor:
James Steven is the Coordinator for the Centre for Liturgy and Worship, Academic Dean and Programme Leader for the MA in Christian Liturgy. He is a leading scholar in the fields of contemporary worship and the theological dimensions of liturgical practice.
Course Code:
2524
Course Price:
£350 non-residential; £510 residential
Literature and Spirituality
Course Dates: Mon 5 March, 2:00 pm to Thu 8 March, 2:00 pm
This module will give students the tools required to analyse modern English fiction and poetry in their relations to Christian Spirituality.
It will encourage the skilful use of primary and secondary material in order to assess the spiritual character of the works of individual writers. Students will be enabled to demonstrate the relationship between Christian Spirituality and English literature.
Those not on the MA programme are very welcome to book on this module as an auditor.
Contact Rosemary Nicklen for all booking enquiries
rnicklen@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424827  |  01722 424800 (main reception)
Course Details
Start:
Mon 5 March, 2:00 pm
End:
Thu 8 March, 2:00 pm
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Tutors:
Andrew Todd is the Coordinator for the Centre for Contemporary Spirituality and Programme Leader for the MA in Christian Spirituality. He is an expert in contemporary religion and spirituality; an Anglican priest and Franciscan Tertiary. Barnabas Palfrey is Lecturer in Spirituality at Sarum College. He has a wide range of theological and spirituality interests, particularly as they relate to philosophy.
Course Code:
2523
Course Price:
£350 non-residential; £510 residential
Experience the Cookham Stations of the Cross
Course Dates: Thu 22 March, 10:45 am to 4:30 pm
Since 2003 the village of Cookham, beloved inspiration of 20th century painter Stanley Spencer, has mounted an outdoor installation of the Stations of the Cross.

Each station is unique and makes everyday village locations places of encounter with Christ’s passion.

The day will take place in Cookham, Berkshire. We will gather for tea/coffee and introductions at a community-owned pub in Cookham Dean, before walking the Stations together led by Reverend Nick Plant (associate vicar of Cookham).

You are asked to bring a packed lunch and tea/coffee will be provided in the parish centre. The afternoon includes time to reflect on our experiences together; discussion of the project with Nick; and a visit to the nearby Stanley Spencer Gallery which houses Spencer’s Last Supper among other important works. The day ends with refreshments in a local pub.

Please note that the day involves walking two miles, including on a path, so appropriate footwear is recommended. Travel to Cookham is not included in the cost of the course and participants need to make their own travel arrangements. See below for details.


Travel to Cookham
Our meeting place is the Jolly Farmer Pub, Church Road, Cookham, SL6 9PD. Travel time from Salisbury is approximately 1 hour and 35 minutes.
Directions from Salisbury
Head for the A34 in Hampshire via the A30, A343 and A303. Follow the A34 and M4 to Henley Road in Windsor and Maidenhead. Take exit 9B from the A404. Continue on Henley Road. Take Pinkneys Drive, Winter Hill Road and Spring Lane to Church Road in Cookham.
Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries
aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826  |  01722 424800 (main reception)
For all info:
Contact Rosemary Nicklen for all booking enquiries
rnicklen@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424827  |  01722 424800