Society of Saint Gregory
Liturgy and Music alive in the Church today
Liturgy and Music Summer School
23-27 July 2012
Sneaton Castle, Whitby
‘Behold, I stand at the door’
Standing with Christ, looking out through the open door of faith (Acts 14.27), are we ready to invite those outside to come and meet Him, and join us in the journey that lasts a lifetime?
As disciples, we recognise our relationship with Christ, who not only stands at the door, but describes Himself as ‘the door’ or ‘gate’ (John 10.9). We have been invited to ‘come in and go out and find pasture’, and in our turn, to make this invitation to all those who stand outside the gate. How can our rituals and liturgy become precious thresholds of identity and relationship for people coming from a whole complexity of situations? Can the liturgy propose faith, and help people find pathways to a home in the ‘holy, catholic and apostolic church’ that still bears the wounds of Christ? How can the Church share with them the graced life and freedom offered in Christ?
Through our liturgies and keynote talks, we will reflect together where we ourselves stand in relation to the 'threshold'. We will look at how we belong, who we meet at the 'door of faith', what they are seeking, and what might be our responses for people on the margins of our communities. Come and be challenged!
This year we return, once again, to North Yorkshire and the popular venue of Sneaton Castle for our Summer School. Situated in beautiful and extensive grounds adjacent to St Hilda’s Priory, Sneaton is near the heart of the historic and picturesque seaside town of Whitby, affording easy access to the North Yorkshire Moors and coastline. Full board accommodation is in standard rooms.
Our Director of Liturgy is Caroline Dollard. Caroline has worked in the field of Adult Christian Formation since 1987, in catechesis and liturgy. Based at Ampleforth Abbey as a member of the Pastoral Team for the last 11 years, Caroline has a Masters Degree in Liturgy and, since September 2007, she has been a member of the Bishops’ Conference Department for Christian Life and Worship Formation Sub-Committee, involved in a number of liturgical projects.
The music will be led by Martin Barry. Martin has been Director of Music at St John's Cathedral, Salford, since 1995. He tries to bring diversity and inclusiveness to the cathedral's musical life, with roles both for an active singing assembly and an ambitious choir. He composes for the liturgy, and his music is published both in the UK and the US.
There are lots of workshops to choose from:
Talks and discussion, Liturgies, ‘Big Sings’, Bookshop, Bar and traditional social events.
Booking forms and our online booking facility will be available shortly. Be sure to put the date in your diary!
before 1 May
after 1 May
discount will be applied at time of payment.
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Society of Saint Gregory is a Registered Charity no. 1103280