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March 2019

Sing in the Spring

22 March 2019 at 4:00 pm - 24 March 2019 at 3:00 pm

An ‘a cappella’ singing workshop – open to anyone and featuring a rich variety of songs from around Britain and from the far flung corners of the world.  We will sing in glorious harmony and in rounds, some songs exhilarating and some soothing and all taught by ear. There will also be lots of space for anyone else who wants to teach a song or 2 or 3!  There will be time on Saturday afternoon to explore the lovely countryside…

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Spring Rally

29 March 2019 at 4:00 pm - 31 March 2019 at 2:30 pm

This weekend is for young people in Year 8 and above. Our theme is “Spiritual Survival.”  We will be spending the Saturday morning learning how to survive in the woodland surrounding Purley with a survival expert and will then consider our own spiritual survival in the afternoon. We will be free to enjoy games, quizzes and each other’s company during the evenings. Deposit £40.  As this charge does not cover costs we welcome donations which can be paid by Gift…

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April 2019

Created Anew

12 April 2019 at 4:00 pm - 14 April 2019 at 2:30 pm

Swedenborg’s view is that the Bible tells us that no-one is perfect and we need to undergo changes at the level of our understanding and also our heart or will.  We need to begin this process in our physical life in the world here and now. We shall be exploring practical ways of approaching what Swedenborg would call regeneration. Alongside what we will be doing, we may also dip into an excellent course on the same subject called “Begin a…

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May 2019

Sacred Dance – the Elements of Earth, Water, Air, Fire and Spirit

10 May 2019 at 4:00 pm - 12 May 2019 at 3:00 pm

Using a wide range of music and fairly simple steps we will explore the 5 elements of earth, water, air, fire and spirit. We will experience a range of dances from very grounding earthy ones to the more ethereal; contemplating our connection to the elements and what they correspond to in our own inner lives.  Our hope is that by the end of the weekend we will feel balanced, whole, loved and at peace. We aim to create a friendly…

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May Family Weekend

24 May 2019 at 4:00 pm - 27 May 2019 at 2:30 pm

A weekend for families of all shapes and sizes especially for those with children aged 0-17. Whilst the adults are discussing various spiritual concepts and ides in the morning sessions, the children and young people will be learning having fun in groups led by experienced leaders. The afternoons are free but plenty of events will be taking place to join in with such as treasure hunts, wide games, orienteering, walks and trips to local attractions.  The evenings are another chance…

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June 2019

Breakaway Embroiderers – learning a range of embroidery techniques

19 June 2019 at 6:00 pm - 22 June 2019 at 11:00 am

This ‘breakaway’ event for embroiderers had previously formed part of the Purley Art and Craft weekend – but it became so popular that the embroiderers now have their own event! Ann Skinner will be taking the group through a variety of embroidery techniques in the relaxed atmosphere of Purley. About the course leader: Ann Skinner is a qualified mathematics teacher who completed City & Guilds examinations in embroidery during the 1980’s. she has since taught embroidery to physically handicapped adults…

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July 2019

International Summer Camp

28 July 2019 at 4:00 pm - 3 August 2019 at 10:00 am

This year Summer Camp will be more exciting than usual as we are welcoming a guest leader from the United States, Kurt Fekete.  Kurt will be bringing a group of young people with him from the USA and Canada, and to make this a truly international event we are inviting young people from the UK and beyond. The camp is aimed at 13-20 year olds and will contain the usual mix of activities for example, a swimming and shopping trip,…

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August 2019

9-12’s Summer Camp

3 August 2019 at 4:00 pm - 7 August 2019 at 10:00 am

Summer Camp for 9-12 year olds lasts four nights and parts of five days and we go out together including to Atherstone for swimming and shopping. The Camp mornings will be exploring the five senses our body uses to make sense of the world around us.  We will also be looking for the spiritual links as we understand ideas that go beyond the literal words on a page or expressions of emotion which can’t easily be quantified – but are…

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The Gifts and Wisdom of the Archangels

9 August 2019 at 5:30 pm - 11 August 2019 at 2:30 pm

The idea of angels and archangels as intermediaries between the highest heaven and man can be found in all cultures and these beings touch all spiritual paths. Angels can be seen as active, creative intelligences ever expressing the One Will which we can call God, or express as the Source of all that is. We can work towards becoming aware of their light and beneficial kinship in our lives, and this weekend workshop is a wonderful opportunity to learn about…

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September 2019

Sacred Dance Weekend: Celebrating Harvest – Fruits of the Earth and Spirit

6 September 2019 at 4:00 pm - 8 September 2019 at 2:30 pm

Harvest is a joyous time recouping the rewards of our labour.  Much preparation goes into the soil – sowing and care of crops during growth – before the harvest can be reaped.  So it is with our own lives during the growth and development of our spirit. This pattern will be explored through discussion and reflection, and embodied in circle dance.  All dances will be taught and no partner is needed.  Come and join the celebration! Costs: En-suite – £138   …

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