Praxis and other Events

Praxis offers training days provided by the regions around the country in support of its aims.

The cost for an event will normally be £20.00
for Praxis affiliates £15.00
and no charge for ordinands, readers-in-training, or others in a recognised ministerial training course
but please do check for each event.

To enquire or book, please get in touch via the link for the relevant event.

For Praxis Events by date, see below

For Praxis Events by region, go to the appropriate region's web page (see menu above)

For other liturgical training courses, look at the following sites:
The Mirfield Liturgical Institute

Sarum College

Community of the Resurrection - Daily Prayer

The Brothers of the Community of the Resurrection who are resident at Mirfield are live-streaming their services. Join in the worship by clicking here

Events by date 2021

Lamenting the past, embracing the future - facilitated by Praxis South

12 May, start 11.10am - c.2.50pm

This will be a day to explore how liturgy helps us express grief and hope during the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond. Speakers from hospital, parish and cathedral contexts will share experiences of providing comfort, support and hope through Liturgy in their own particular setting. There will also be a chance for participants to talk together about their hopes and ideas for liturgy during this time of grief and recovery.

This will be an on-line event via Zoom, following our sucess with that medium in the autumn.
Cost £7 for non-members, £5 for members, ordinands and those training for a recognised lay ministry.

Speakers: will be Canon Anna Macham, Precentor - Salisbury Cathedral, The Reverend Bryony Taylor, the vicar of Barlborough and Clowne in Derby Diocese and The Reverend Tim Coleman, Trust Chaplain at Queen’s Hospital, Romford, and King George Hospital, Ilford - Responding to grief and loss in a hospital.

Further details to follow.

To book, please use this downloadable booking form and send it off with your payment or else use our on-line booking form and separately make a BACS payment, using the account details on the downloadable PDF form.

Contact The Reverend Peter Furber with any queries.

Colloquia - facilitated by Praxis Southwest

Thursday 18 March and Thursday 16 September both between 10.00 - 11.30 and hosted on Zoom

Speakers: James Mustard, Precentor of Exeter and Elizabeth Burke, Rector of Holsworthy

Attendance is free, but numbers are restricted so please contact Gill Behenna to register your attendance and receive the Zoom login link. Delegates from all Praxis regions, and further afield, are very welcome.

An opportunity to join in an informal and interactive conversation reflecting on the effects of lockdown upon our liturgical life. Each colloquium will be facilitated by members of Praxis Southwest, and will include some input, group discussion time and plenary. Part of the experience will be seeing how our thinking develops between March and September.

Ploughshares and
First Fruits

Saturday 15 May at 9.30am - 1.00 pm. Cost: £5 for each person

Venue: ZOOM. See form for booking details.

Please contact Gill Behenna to register your attendance and receive the Zoom login link.

A day for clergy, readers and leaders of worship in local and rural churches

Speaker: The Reverend Chris Thorpe
Chris is the author of ‘Ploughshares and First Fruits’ (his latest book of creative worship resources published by Canterbury Press) will lead a day to encourage all who seek to enrich and sustain worship in rural situations. Chris is vicar of Shifnal, Sheriffhales and Tong, three different rural parishes in Shropshire, and he has much wisdom and experience to share. His other books include ‘Touching the Sacred’ and ‘Dreamers and Stargazers’.

Our day will explore such things as:
  1. How to develop a programme of festivals and special opportunities to connect with the wider community
  2. How to draw those inside and outside the church to plan and participate in creating a special service with worked examples
  3. Time working in small groups identifying which topics might be good for their particular setting and working up one of their ideas
  4. Input on how to use invitation, publicity, social media etc

Flyer/booking form, although revised form is to follow.

Ploughshares and
First Fruits

Saturday 15 May at 9.30am - 1.00 pm. Cost: £5 for each person

Venue: ZOOM. See form for booking details.

Please contact Gill Behenna to register your attendance and receive the Zoom login link.

A day for clergy, readers and leaders of worship in local and rural churches

Speaker: The Reverend Chris Thorpe
Chris is the author of ‘Ploughshares and First Fruits’ (his latest book of creative worship resources published by Canterbury Press) will lead a day to encourage all who seek to enrich and sustain worship in rural situations. Chris is vicar of Shifnal, Sheriffhales and Tong, three different rural parishes in Shropshire, and he has much wisdom and experience to share. His other books include ‘Touching the Sacred’ and ‘Dreamers and Stargazers’.

Our day will explore such things as:
  1. How to develop a programme of festivals and special opportunities to connect with the wider community
  2. How to draw those inside and outside the church to plan and participate in creating a special service with worked examples
  3. Time working in small groups identifying which topics might be good for their particular setting and working up one of their ideas
  4. Input on how to use invitation, publicity, social media etc

Flyer/booking form, although revised form is to follow.

A series of 3 FREE evening conversations - facilitated by Praxis Midlands via Zoom

This series of conversations will pick up the theme of accessibility in worship especially through the lens of online worship. It will seek to enhance an understanding of theology & practice for Access to Worship in a time of pandemic and beyond.

The first session will be on Monday 15 March, at 7.30pm with Tom Clammer exploring theological issues around accessibility, particularly in relation to the last year.

Other dates will be on 19th April, 17th May, from 7.30 to 8.45 pm.

To register please e-mail us.

Please download this flyer to advertise these evenings in your parishes and deaneries.

The Importance of Movement in Worship - an Alcuin Club Lecture

3.00pm, Friday 21 May online and free of charge

We all recognise the importance of the words, the music, perhaps even the symbols and the moments of silence in our worship, but movement is something we often neglect.
This theme will be discussed by our lecturer, the international liturgical scholar, Professor John Baldovin SJ who is currently based at Boston College in the US.
Full details of the lecture, together with joining instructions can be found here

Daily Prayer: An Ancient Tradition for Modern Times? - facilitated by Praxis South

Thursday 14th October 2021; 11.00am - 3.30pm and hosted on Zoom

A day with three inputs and opportunities for discussion reflecting on:

  • how recent experience adds to our understanding of creativity in increasing widespread appeal
  • the development and scriptural foundations of Daily Prayer, especially the canticles and the lectionary
  • the significance of Daily Prayer in building community, physically and online

This event will now be livestreamed on Zoom, as were our last two events. Plans to hold it in London have been abandoned because of continuing concerns over the on-going Covid situation.

The cost, £7 for non-members and £5 for members and those in training for ordination or licensed lay ministry.

Speakers: Robert Willis, Dean of Canterbury; Jeremy Law, Dean of Chapel, Canterbury Christchurch University; and A. N. Other.

To book, please use this downloadable booking form and send it off with your payment or else use our on-line booking form and separately make a BACS payment, using the account details on the downloadable PDF form.

Contact The Reverend Peter Furber



 

Events at a glance


Monday 15 March

Colloquium


Monday 19 April

Colloquium


Wednesday 12 May 2021

Lamenting the past, embracing the future


Saturday 15 May

Ploughshares and First Fruits


Monday 17 May

Colloquium


Friday 21 May

The Importance of Movement in Worship - Alcuin Club Lecture


Thursday 16 September

Colloquium


Thursday 14 October 2021

Daily Prayer: An Ancient Tradition for Modern Times?