The Catholic Church stands at a crossroads. These are complex and challenging times and the issues need to be faced by all of us with honesty, openness, and transparency. Explore these themes and learn about a range of contrasting visions of the Catholic Church of the future.
Giving thanks to God is at the heart of the three great monotheistic faiths. For Catholics, this takes the form of the Eucharist. But what does this mean for our lives and our relationships with other Christians? We shall explore these issues over the course of the weekend with talks and discussions.
The celebrations of Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter are at heart of the mystery of our faith. On our Easter CPW we invite you to celebrate these Great Three Days by living, learning and worshipping in community.
We shall escape from everyday life to walk the Derbyshire dales. Our base will be a hotel overlooking the Derwent Valley. As we walk for relaxation and enlightenment we shall think of some for whom walking is the only way to escape war, violence, repression and ethnic cleansing.
In this week, we will consider how the concept of priesthood developed from Jewish and pagan roots, and how it might be re-interpreted in the future. We hope to celebrate our common priesthood in our liturgy, and experience blessing and holiness together.
The Eucharist is the 'source and summit' of our faith. Engaging our heads, hearts and hands, and hearing from speakers and Church teaching, together we will spend the week exploring what it means to live eucharistically.
Summer All-Age Week Malvern - 'With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility: the Challenge of Parenting in the 21st C'
As parents, we too have great power and, consequently, great responsibility for our children’s future. We invite you to join us in sharing your own parenting experiences, successes and challenges. No one has all the answers but through talking, praying, singing and creating together we might just find some solutions.
Following two recent very successful cycling pilgrimages, we are offering a short cycling week through the Cotswolds. As we travel together and encounter others on the way, we will consider the way the world works, how we live with our fellow humans, and our place within the landscape God has created for us.
This is CPW’s first non-residential Autumn Lecture. We hope that this new annual lecture will further enrich our educational offer to existing members, whilst also extending our appeal to new audiences. Our first Autumn Lecture will be delivered by Mike Kane, Shadow Minister for Education and MP for Wythenshawe and Sale East.
Autumn Reunion Weekend & Dora Turbin Lecture - Living stones (1 Peter 2:5): Re-building the Church on Rock
Dora Turbin was one of the earliest members of CPW and this annual lecture by a leading figure in moral, social or theological thinking was established in her memory. Conversation, conviviality and community mingle with prayer and liturgy in true CPW style for the whole weekend.
This Reunion Weekend is open to all members and the BGM will take place on the Saturday. The speaker for the annual Dora Turbin lecture will be Dr Pia Matthews. She is a theologian and a lecturer in Healthcare Ethics at St Mary's University, Twickenham.
On this long weekend we will take time out from day to day life to enjoy exercise, nature, meditation and socialising - to rest in the Spirit and fill our cups for the long term happiness of ourselves and others.
On this all-age summer week we shall consider ‘Catholic guilt’ in true CPW style: taking both serious and light hearted looks at how it helps and/or hinders our ability to live fully Christian lives.
In this summer week for all-ages we will revisit the gifts of the Spirit, examining how we can call on them to give us strength, conviction and courage in our daily lives and in tackling the big issues in the wider world.