Exploring Spirituality Programme

Here you will find brief descriptions of events and the link to zoom. 

Please do contact us if you’d like more information.

All are welcome! 



Zoom link for all ESP sessions: Meeting ID: 999 9176 2911 | Passcode: 836069


Confession and Reconciliation, Date: Wednesday February 16th, 7:45pm with Revd Canon Dr Peter Groves. This will be on zoom, see link at the top of the page. 

Session learning about the community of St. Frideswide, date tbc, with Jackie Holderness.


Sessions for Lent
There are two lent courses this year:

Monday evenings beginning 7th March with Sian McInnes, 'money makes change': Greening our finances. In person and on Zoom. Further details to follow.

Wednesday afternoons beginning 2nd March, 9th, 16th, 23rd 30th and April the 13th With Toby,  more information to follow.


Theological Reflection Group

Please contact Ness if you would like to find out more.


Living Well

A series of guided discussions on connections between spirituality, mental and physical health, relationship to others, and the challenges of how to live well. See the Living Well webpage for details of how to take part.

Daily Office: Morning & Evening Prayer

Please do join with us to pray the Daily Office in St. Mary's or from wherever you are, 9am Morning Prayer (except Sunday) and 5.30pm Evening Prayer (every day). Here is a link to the liturgy on the Church of England website

Prayers for the Middle East

We invite you to pray in your own homes on the first Wednesday of every month, at 5 pm, for 20 minutes or so for 'The land we call Holy' and more generally for the whole of the Middle East. Here is a suggested liturgy

Soul Care Conversations

We are very aware that for everyone this time of COVID-19 isolation is a strange one. We want to offer the chance to have a one to one conversation with a member of the wider ministry team. For those who wish, we could use the framework of a Personal Discipleship Plan (PDP), which encourages us to think about our gifting and where we are at with God. It is all confidential, and very much led by you.

We are happy to be led by individuals as to what would help you most at this time and invite you to find fresh ways to deepen your faith, or explore your doubts.  If you would like a soul care conversation, please email office@witneyparish.org.uk





Thank you for all of your feedback on the groups during 2021. We’re looking at all of your comments at present and hope to respond to those requests in the 2022 Programme.


Safeguarding

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