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 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: Dave Richardson and The Reverend Helen Bent

Contact The Reverend Michael Gisbourne


 

Worship for Festival & Special Times

Thursday 15 March 2018

10.00am - 4.00pm

Kentisbeare Village Hall, Kentisbeare, Devon, EX15 2AB – near Cullompton

Speaker: The Bishop of Exeter

To book: You should fill out the downloadable document on your computer and email it to Gill Behenna, by saving it and emailing it to me, Gill. It’s also fine to print it and post it (address below) 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


 

Thursday 19th April 2018

Getting ready for the Spirit - Making the most of liturgy from Ascension to Pentecost, including the opportunities of "Thy Kingdom Come".

Spirit of Pentecost
Praxis South

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

10.30 a.m. - 3.30 p.m.

Speakers:
Canon Angela Tilby is an experienced broadcaster and author, a former member of the Liturgical Commission of the Church of England, and until 2016 was CMD Adviser in the Oxford diocese and Canon of Christ Church Cathedral
The Rev'd Canon Dr Jo Spreadbury, Precentor, Portsmouth Cathedral Chair of Praxis and member of the Liturgical Commission of the Church of England
The Rev’d Canon Jean Kerr, National Co-ordinator for “Thy Kingdom Come”.
The Rev’d Canon Sue Wallace, Precentor and Sacrist, Winchester Cathedral. Sue has a wealth of experience in music and the creative arts, and in working with young people.

A day exploring the liturgy from Common Worship and other resources, how it connects with "Thy Kingdom Come" and how worship affects our Christian discipleship and mission. We will look also at how we take this inspiration on into Ordinary time and the Sundays after Trinity.

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


 

Mon 16 - Wed 18th July

2018 Annual Conference of Modern Church
Ritual, Worship and Culture

High Leigh Conference Centre, Hoddesdon, Herts: cct.org.uk

Speakers (subject to change): Douglas Davies, Angela Tilby, Meg Warner, Sandra Millar, Steve Hollinghurst
Chair: Jo Spreadbury
Chaplain: Ian Mobsby

For further information go to the Modern church website, or phone 0845 345 1909
Download a Flyer
Download a booking form


Friday 20th July

Children and Liturgy
(Resourcing Parishes for their work with children)

Praxis Midlands

Birmingham Cathedral

10am – 4pm

Cost £30 (£20 for Praxis members)

This day will look at how churches and chaplaincies can provide fresh, thoughtful, creative and engaging liturgy for children aged 0-11. It will bring together practitioners, incumbents, school chaplains, cathedral staff and theologians from across the country to share ideas and develop creative partnerships. There will also be a marketplace of agencies and groups offering resources.

To book for this event please complete the attached form and return it to Jayne Crooks


 

Thursday 31st October 2018

Liturgy at home and in hospital

Praxis South

Southwark Cathedral

10.30 for 11.00 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 and The Rev'd Hilary Fife, Senior Chaplain at Croydon University Hospital Trust.

'Much of the attention that we give to liturgy is about what we do inside of the church. But the church is bigger than the building and, surely, it must include the home. This day will look at how we resource people for their worshipping life outside of the church building, whether that be at home or when they are in hospital or care. From the marking of the seasons, to prayers around the table, from praying the Office as a family to receiving communion when unable to go to church there is so much that we can resource people for.'

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


 

Apt Worship in Times of Grief and Sorrow

Saturday 17 November 2018
10.30 am - 3.45 pm

Cost: £10 or £5 for Praxis members

Bridge Community Church, Rider Street, Leeds, LS9 7BQ

Praxis Yorkshire

Tragedy and loss, whether sudden or expected, is what happens to other people. For some reason we never expect it to happen to us. Helen Bent and Robin Greenwood speak from firsthand experience as both worshippers and worship leaders. How do we personally find God in the face of terminal illness and death? What happens in the face of unexpected tragedy or a problem in society? What is apt worship in the face of the unthinkable? And how do we minister sensitively to people at points of crisis and on through the long path of ongoing grief and sorrow.

This will be a useful day for pastoral workers and bereavement visitors as well as worship leaders, ordained and lay.

Speakers: Helen Bent and Robin Greenwood

Contact: John Moss

This downloadable booking form includes further details and a provisional programme for the day


 

Events by date 2019

Growing in Worship for Lay Leaders

Saturday 2nd March 2019

Praxis Southwest

Venue: Cullompton Community Centre, Pye Corner, Cullompton, Devon, EX15 1JX

10.00 - 4.00 p.m.

This is an opportunity to return to basics in designing acts of worship particularly with the lay leader in mind. We will cover areas such as the building blocks of worship including the many freedoms we have even within the structures of Common Worship. These are the foundations on which we can be creative with the way we read Scripture, with music, intercessions, and even those beginnings and endings that often get forgotten. Come not only to pick up ideas but to share them, a service you’ve designed that you’re proud of and worked well, especially if it’s something “outside the box.” Bring along resources that you have found helpful to share with the group. There will be an opportunity to hear from experienced practitioners and to contribute your own thoughts so that everyone has something to take away.

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


Accessible Worship Spring

Praxis Midlands

Venue Date and time TBC
The focus will include worship accessible for those disenfranchised or marginalised e.g., those of minimal or lower education level, the homeless, refugees, asylum seekers, marginalised, the elderly and isolated.


Thursday 13th June 2019

All Good Gifts

Praxis South

A day looking at Liturgy and the Environment

St. Luke’s, Chelsea


Wednesday 30th October 2019

The Complexity of Inclusion

Praxis South

How do we ensure that all are included?

St. George the Martyr, Southwark

Events for 2018/19
at a glance

8th March 2018

Responding to Dementia - Worship and Pastoral Care


15th March 2018

Worship for Festival & Special Times


19th April 2018

Getting ready for the Spirit


20th July 2018

Children and Liturgy


31 October 2018

Liturgy at home and in hospital


Saturday 2nd March 2019

Growing in Worship for Lay Leaders


Thursday 13th June 2019

All Good Gifts


Wednesday 30th October 2019

The Complexity of Inclusion