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Service Times

Visitors are welcome
to join with the Community
at any or all of the services.

They will be held in the chapel unless otherwise shown

For service times please CLICK HERE or on the picture above

For times over the Christmas period


When: 5th to 9th April 2019


Lenten weekend for lecturers, teachers and those interested in higher education.

As Christians we are committed to understanding education in the context of the picture of God and humanity that our faith teaches. The weekend will allow us to ponder our faith and its relation to learning.

 The dreaming spires have long disappeared. Today's university lecturers are fighting exhaustion and overwork, and rarely have space to ponder, to potter or to pray. Here is the chance to enjoy a bit of space from the pressure, with like-minded colleagues, and to reflect at a deeper level on why the job is worth doing, and on how we ought to be doing it.

The weekend will include talks and discussion, time to walk or sight-see, the opportunity for shared prayer, and time to relax, reflect chat and in beautiful and peaceful surroundings.
The weekend is aimed in particular at university and college lecturers who are Christians of any persuasion. Anyone with teaching experience in higher education who is sympathetic to its general aims would also be welcome to come.

This year’s theme: Wordsworth & Education

This year we will explore the theme of Wordsworth and Education, including visits to local places associated with William Wordsworth and shared reading of his poetry.

The weekend will be led by Joyce Simpson, retired Senior Lecturer in English at Trinity and All Saints, Leeds,

Professor Rosemary Mitchell, also of Trinity and All Saints, and

Sr Margaret Atkins of Boarbank Hall

Visitors are welcome to arrive any time from 4 p.m. on Friday. There will be tea at 4 p.m., Evening Prayer at 6 p.m., and supper at 7 p.m. You will be free to stay with us as much of Sunday afternoon as you wish.

Warm clothes and waterproofs
Walking boots, if you are a good walker
A bottle or two to share

Essays to mark
Articles to finish
Reports to write
Your mobile phone (or if you bring it, keep it switched off!)

The point is to help you escape!

To secure a place, please send a deposit of £40 (cheques payable to 'Boarbank Hall').

The full cost for the weekend will be approx £130. 

Please ask if you need financial assistance as some is available.

For more information please contact SR MARGARET


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