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.
Scripture is peppered with references to stones. Their permanence, when all else has fallen away, allows a story to be told which would otherwise be lost. This Reunion Weekend is open to all members. Conversation, conviviality and community mingle with prayer and liturgy in true CPW style for the whole weekend.
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 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.
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.