Summer School 2016
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‘My Song is of Mercy and Justice’
Wednesday 3rd – Saturday 6th August 2016
Belsey Bridge Conference Centre, Suffolk
Keynote Speaker: Martin Foster
Director of Liturgy: Kathryn Turner
Director of Music: Catherine Christmas
Accompanist: Paul Inwood
In the Year of Mercy we were invited to reflect on the mystery of mercy in order that we might become more effective signs of the Father’s action in our lives.
Where do we experience mercy?
How do we witness to this mercy in the communities we belong to?
Our Summer School offered the opportunity to reflect on the Year of Mercy and how this might be expressed through the liturgy.
PLEASE NOTE: BOOKING HAS NOW CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT
Our presenters this year
Director of the Liturgy Office and Assistant Secretary of the Department for Christian Life and Worship
Workshop: Words and Images of Mercy
An opportunity to look at and reflect upon some key scripture texts on mercy and how they have been imagined.
Head of Department of Spirituality, Diocese of Hexham & Newcastle
Workshop: Encountering Mercy
The liturgy offers a privileged place in which to encounter the mercy of God and to be formed and empowered to take that mercy out into the world.
Advisor for Liturgy & Music, Diocese of Arundel & Brighton
Composer and Liturgist
Workshop: Composing Music for the Liturgy
Paul’s hymn, ‘Misericordes sicut Pater has been chosen as the official Hymn for the Year of Mercy.
Composer, Liturgist and long-time friend of the Society of Saint Gregory
Sr. Catherine Darby
Consultant for Adult Formation & Catechesis
Workshop: ‘Eyes and Ears of Love’
Explore how looking and listening supports a compassionate parish ministry.
Fr Kevin McGinnell
Chairman of the Society
Composer and Liturgist, Treasurer of the Society
Workshop: Singing the Responsorial Psalm
A practical and informative workshop for cantors.
About our venue
Belsey Bridge Conference Centre is on the Norfolk/Suffolk borders and surrounded by quiet countryside, ideal for a relaxing walk. The centre has a reputation for excellent, locally sourced food and comfortable accommodation, mostly in en-suite rooms.
For those coming by public transport, there is a bus service from Norwich to Bungay and the Summer School team can arrange transport from the village to the Conference Centre.
For further information, please see www.cct.org.uk.