Christ Church Cathedral Prepares for Third Annual ‘Retreat in the City’

By Lynn Glanville

Br John SSF

Christ Church Cathedral’s annual Retreat in the City takes place from February 20 to
22. Now in its third year, the retreat is part of the Open Door Spirituality Programme at the cathedral.

2015 retreat will be led by Brother John SSF (pictured). John was born and raised in London. After gaining a degree in French he spent a couple of years on a church–planting team in Belgium before training for the Baptist ministry and serving in two pastorates in England. He has been Franciscan brother for 13

Over the course of the weekend Br John will lead and inspire participants as they continue on their spiritual journeys. There will be six sessions over the weekend:

Hallowing time – about discipline/structure in prayer.

In my own skin – about solitude as opposed to loneliness, and becoming comfortable with ourselves.

The language of God – about silence.

Closer than a brother – about spiritual friendship/accompaniment.

Justice in the gate – about being outward–looking.

Beautiful vision – about openness to wonder.

Br John will also preach at the cathedral Eucharist on Sunday morning, which is part of the retreat programme.

The retreat will begin on Friday evening with registration from 6.00 pm, finishing at 9.15 pm. The Saturday programme …read more

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