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

Sarum College

Events by date 2017

Saturday 4th February 2017

Hitting the right note: music, mission and ministry

Praxis East

St Luke’s Church, Victoria Road, Cambridge, CB4 3DX

10.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.

Speaker: The Reverend Helen Bent, Head of Ministerial Training, Royal School of Church Music and Praxis

Contact: The Revd Dr Tom Ambrose or phone 01223 858994


 

Thursday 18 May 2017

Worshipping where people are - transforming lives

Praxis South

Southwark Cathedral

10.30 a.m. - 3.30 p.m.

Speakers: The Rev'd Dr Steve Summers and The Rev'd John Leach

Download the Booking form/flyer

Contact The Reverend Peter Furber


 

Tuesday 6 June

10.30 - 3.30

Praxis Southwest

Cullompton Community Centre

Speaker: Mark Earey

When we ask the question 'Was the worship good enough?' we can answer it in many ways. Was the doctrine sound? Was it done well? Did it fit the context? Was it in continuity with the past? Did it enable encounter with God? Mark Earey unearths the assumptions we all make about worship, explores the different ways worship can be evaluated, and shows why this process is so important when it is done well.

To book: You should be able to fill out the downloadable PDF on your computer and email it to Gill Behenna, either by clicking on “Submit”, or by saving it and emailing it to me, Gill. It’s also fine to print it and post it if you wish.

Payment: Praxis Southwest much prefers people to pay by BACs if possible, but if you need to send a cheque, information is attached.

For further details, or to book, please contact Preb. Gill Behenna, 1 Saxon Way, Bradley Stoke, Bristol, BS32 9AR


 

Wednesday 1 November 2017

Bless your enemies; pray for those who persecute you: worship to mend and reconcile.

Praxis South

Easy to say; difficult to do. A day exploring how we can help to mend damaged relationships between people and communities in our worship.

St Luke’s Church, Sydney St, London SW3 6NH

10.30 a.m. - 3.30 p.m.

Speakers: Bishop Christopher Cocksworth, and Bishop Brian Castle

Christopher Cocksworth is bishop of Coventry and previously Principal of Ridley Hall, Cambridge. A prolific author, Christopher has served on the Liturgical Commission and is currently chair of the Faith and Order Commission.

Brian Castle was, prior to retirement, Bishop of Tonbridge, and is currently honorary research fellow at Exeter University and assistant bishop in Bath and Wells. Previously he had been Director of Pastoral Studies at Ripon College Cuddesdon.

+Christopher will speak to “Father, Forgive”: Coventry’s contribution to breaking the cycles of enmity’. He’ll tell something of the story of Coventry’s ministry of reconciliation and he’ll make use of its Litany of Reconciliation with its powerful refrain, ‘Father, Forgive’. What is so interesting about the Litany is that by omitting ‘them’ it confesses complicity rather than apportioning blame. The instinct of Coventry immediately after the bombing of the Cathedral in 1940 was the need to reach out to enemies rather than condone further cycles of retaliation and revenge. This history - and its ongoing story of reconciliation - gives something of a framework for the issues that we discuss and their liturgical implications.

+Brian, in his talk 'Reconciliation and Remembering Rightly' will reflect on his own work into reconciliation to get people thinking about the various steps for how that needs to be reflected in liturgy'

Download the Booking form/flyer

Book on-line only for those who are paying directly into our bank via BACS (see flyer for our banking details), or are entitled to free entry as an ordinand, reader or other in training on an authorised ministerial training course. See the booking form for details.

Contact The Reverend Peter Furber


 

Tuesday 14 November 2017

10.00 - 4.00

Praxis Southwest

Cullompton Community Centre

Speaker: The Reverend Dr James Steven

James is Academic Dean and Coordinator for the Centre for Liturgy and Worship at Sarum College, Salisbury

A day to reflect upon and discuss the legacy of prayer at Taizé: its music, silence, hospitality and simplicity, exploring how public prayer at Taizé has been shaped by the ethos of the community and why it has achieved such wide popularity in the wider church. Examples will be shared of ways in which Taizé-style prayer has enriched public prayer. This is a day suitable for anyone with an interest in finding practical wisdom from a remarkable contemporary renewal in Christian prayer.

James Steven has a particular interest in the relationship between theology and liturgical practice including analysis of ecclesiastical forms such as megachurch, emerging church and parish church from a practical theological perspective. He has also taught on liturgical theology and its role in informing the Bible and sacraments in worship.

To book: You should be able to fill out the downloadable PDF on your computer and email it to Gill Behenna, either by clicking on “Submit”, or by saving it and emailing it to me, Gill. It’s also fine to print it and post it if you wish.

Payment: Praxis Southwest much prefers people to pay by BACs if possible, but if you need to send a cheque, information is attached.

For further details, or to book, please contact Preb. Gill Behenna, 1 Saxon Way, Bradley Stoke, Bristol, BS32 9AR


Creating Pioneering Worship

Members might be interested in Creating Pioneering Worship Liturgy conference which is in Brighton & Hove on Sat 2 Dec, with a great range of speakers. Here is a downloadable flyer.

Events by date 2018

 

Thursday 8 March 2018

Responding to Dementia - Worship and Pastoral Care.

Praxis Northwest

William Temple Church, Robinswood Road, Wythenshawe M22 0BU

10.00 a.m. - 3.45 p.m.

Speakers: Davis Richardson and The Reverend Helen Bent

Contact The Reverend Michael Gisbourne


 

Worship for Festival & Special Times

Thursday 15 March 2018

10.00am - 4.00pm

Pearson Room, The Cloisters, Exeter Cathedral

Speaker: The Bishop of Exeter

Further details to follow


 

Thursday 19th April 2018

Getting ready for the Spirit

Praxis South

St Luke’s Church, Sydney St, London SW3 6NH

10.30 a.m. - 3.30 p.m.

Speakers: Canon Aidan Platten, Precentor of Norwich Cathedral and A.N. Other.

A day following on from the last book of the late Bishop Michael Perham, The Way of Christlikeness - Being Transformed by the Liturgies of Lent, Holy Week and Easter, published by Canterbury Press, and based upon a day planned by Canon Aidan and Michael before his untimely death.

Download the Booking form/flyer

Book on-line only for those who are paying directly into our bank via BACS (see flyer for our banking details), or are entitled to free entry as an ordinand, reader or other in training on an authorised ministerial training course. See the booking form for details.

Contact The Reverend Peter Furber


 

Thursday 31st October 2018

Liturgy at home and in hospital

Praxis South

Southwark Cathedral

10.30 a.m. - 3.30 p.m.

A day exploring liturgy in a home setting e.g. confession, last rites, home communion, and in hospital.

Speakers: The Very Rev'd Andrew Nunn, Dean of Southwark Cathedral and A.N. Other.

Download the Booking form/flyer

Book on-line only for those who are paying directly into our bank via BACS, or are entitle to free entry as an ordinand, reader or other in training on an authorised ministerial training course. See the booking form for details.

Contact The Reverend Peter Furber

 


Events for 2017-8
at a glance

4th February 2017

Hitting the right note: music, mission and ministry


6 June 2017

Evaluating Worship - how do we know if it’s good enough?


13 September 2017

Shaped by our worship.


1 November 2017

Bless your enemies; pray for those who persecute you: worship to mend and reconcile.


14th November 2017

Wisdom & Worship of Taizé


8th March 2018

Responding to Dementia - Worship and Pastoral Care


14 March 2018

Worship for Festival & Special Times


19th April 2018

Getting ready for the Spirit


31 October 2018

Liturgy at home and in hospital