Woodbrooke Places is a new initiative to bring the in-person Woodbrooke experience closer to Quakers around Britain. As part of this exciting initiative, 5 1-day courses will be held in Wales this year – two at Wrexham Meeting House in North Wales and three at Swansea Meeting House in South Wales. All the information about the sessions, including how to book, can be found below.
WRECSAM / WREXHAM
Philosophy and Prayer: pathways to God? on 3 June
Is intellect incompatible with faith? During this day, we will challenge this assumption, using both logic and prayer to bring our whole selves into a spiritual space.
There is more information at https://www.woodbrooke.org.uk/courses/philosophy-and-prayer-pathways-to-god/
Quaker Roots in Advices and Queries on 25 November
Advices and queries have been carefully drafted over the years to reflect Quaker insights, concerns and practices. The current edition in QF&P retains a number of references taken from early Quaker writings. During this day we will look at four examples.
Full details are available at https://www.woodbrooke.org.uk/courses/quaker-roots-in-advices-and-queries-2/
ABERTAWE / SWANSEA
How are you feeling in the face of increased uncertainty and change? How does a blend of mindfulness, photography and nature connection, together with silence and stillness, help you stay well and resilient?
There is more information at https://www.woodbrooke.org.uk/courses/a-regenerative-way-of-seeing-re-frame-your-now-re-vision-your-future/
Nature-Connection Retreat to Support our Climate Witness on 16 September
Drawing on nature and focusing on mindful presence, we will re-connect our deepest motivations with our faith at the heart. This gentle retreat offers support and nourishment to anyone giving or hoping to offer service, especially climate witness.
Full details are available at https://www.woodbrooke.org.uk/courses/nature-connection-retreat-to-support-our-climate-witness/
‘The Life Stirring Within’: a Quaker retreat day on 4 November
A retreat is a time for refreshment and renewal. By deliberately pulling back from our everyday busyness, we aim to connect with the source of what is most important in our lives. Here we refresh our sense of direction and renew our commitment.
There is more information at https://www.woodbrooke.org.uk/courses/the-life-stirring-within-a-quaker-retreat-day/