Space for Encounter News and Dates

SPACE FOR ENCOUNTER 2018
 
Hi. Following on from last year’s Space for Encounter events, I’m in the process of sorting out dates for some of this year’s programme. SPACE FOR ENCOUNTER events are all designed to help bring a spiritual context into different experiences.
 
TRANSITION SPACE
Inspired by the Prayer Spaces in Schools initiative, reflective spaces are created for Year 6 children as they prepare for transition to secondary school. Last year, there were a series of Transition Space events across schools in the St Piran’s Cross MAT. I’m really excited by the potential to develop this work further in 2018. If your school or Trust would be interested in hosting one of these sessions, please let me know.
Feedback: “We didn’t know that this was how some of our pupils were feeling, we thought they were fine. We need to go and address some of these issues back in class” – Year 6 teacher from a school last year.
A chance to look back, and to look forward; a chance to let go and a chance to give thanks.
 
BEACH LABYRINTH
A new take on an ancient tradition, Beach Labyrinth gives an opportunity to think about the journey of your life. A chance to let go of any rubbish, a chance to draw a line in the sand and move on, a chance to make a solid change for the better. The project is now in its tenth year and around 7,000 people have walked the path, with many sharing the profound impact it’s had upon them. I like to work alongside small groups from churches to create and facilitate these journeys on the sand. Another full scale tour of Cornwall is being planned for this summer. Please let me know if your circuit or church would be interested in working with me to create one of these. Check out the Beach Labyrinth facebook page for some moving testimonies. Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Beach-labyrinth-177148805677510/ (Or Google Beach Labyrinth, it’s the first thing that comes up!)
 
PRAYER LABYRINTH
An indoor alternative to the beach labyrinth, I have a canvas labyrinth which can be used with prayer stations, or as a prayer journey on its own. Used recently at Truro College for a Wholeness and Well Being Fayre and in church services.
 
TAIZE
Reflective, meditative, atmospheric services involving chants and silence based on the worship style of the Taize Community in France. Last year I ran several of these around the District in Tresillian, Grampound Road and Falmouth. I’m looking to put on more of these in 2018, especially in smaller chapels or with evening congregations. This is an opportunity for people to soak up the contemplative atmosphere and be still and present before God. I’m also exploring possibility of taking a group from Truro College to Taize this summer.
 
Look forward to hearing from you about any of the above!
 
Every blessing
 Andrew Nicholson
Cornwall Methodist Youth Enabler
2018-04-21T13:56:32+00:00January 23rd, 2018|