Participants will be able to attend up to four locally led workshops. In addition, Daily bible studies will be led by Fr Tony Curtis SCP, Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral, Dunedin.
Workshop registration will be available at the sign in desk at the event.
Anglo-Catholicism and Charism in the Anglican Church of Melanesia
Fr Robert Santa Fakafu
I will provide some of our experiences and the features of the high church that we inherited from our mission founding fathers – Bishop George Augustus Selwyn and John Coleridge Patteson.
Nurturing the Child Within: The Child at Mass
Often when children do come to Mass, the first thing we think of as a church is sending them out again! Yet the liturgy is so full of potential for engaging everyone at every age and at every stage and providing food for their spiritual journey.
This workshop will explore ways to make shared time together as the whole whānau of God possible for everyone. We will look at ideas for nurturing children within the liturgy and also nurturing the child within us all. Exploring the use of picture books to complement sermons, and using activity bags are two examples. There will be opportunities to share ideas and practical solutions for the real contexts we are part of or may encounter.
Out of Conflict: Development
Fr Hugh Bowron
As the Oxford movement moved into its second, heroic phase it provoked widespread opposition and conflict in the Church of England through its adoption of catholic ceremonial and liturgical style in the celebration of the Eucharist. At the heart of this contestation was the doctrine of Eucharistic sacrifice, which protestant minded Anglicans thought had been written out of the Book of Common Prayer by Cranmer, and which ritualist priests insisted was a central and vital element of what took place at the altar Sunday by Sunday. When the conflict was at its most intense the protagonists did not have the time or intellectual resources to explore or expound in any depth
what they meant by this apparently shocking dimension of the Christian sacred meal. But the 20th century inheritors of the Oxford movement did unpack the doctrine, sometimes taking it to surprising places, as this paper will explain as it considers the place of Eucharistic sacrifice in the theology of Charles Gore, Austin Farrer, Michael Ramsey and Rowan Williams.
Anglo Catholic Women, Invisible Faithbearers
The role Anglo Catholic women have played in nurturing the faith with particular reference to the women of faith of St Michael’s, the challenges women have faced in the Anglo-Catholic tradition, and the recognition of the importance of the ministry of lay men and women as faithbearers.
Exploring Quiet Prayer
Since early times, Christians have used silence as a way of approaching God in prayer. In this workshop we will explore ways of entering into quietness as we offer the time to God. If you have prayer beads or a holding cross, please bring them.
Defrosting Christmas: inculturating the liturgical year to Aotearoa’s seasons
Fr Michael Wallace
After more than 200 years of the Gospel in Aotearoa, there is still a problem of inculturation: a lack of grounding of the liturgical year in Aotearoa New Zealand. This workshop will highlight and respond to the cognitive dissonance between the liturgical year and the experience of natural seasons in Aotearoa New Zealand. As a case study the workshop will consider the festival of Matariki, and the challenges and possibilities this festival offers as we seek inculturation of the liturgical year.
Liturgical Hymns – Solid Joys and Lasting Treasures
What makes a hymn satisfying and nourishing? How do we find hymns for a particular purpose or occasion? What sort of hymns work well for our tradition? If you are writing hymns, bring along some work to share.
Bread in the Wilderness
Fr. Bosco Peters
Particularly in the West, culturally-packaged Christianity is losing its appeal. But, there is a growing yearning for such practices as mindfulness and meditation. This workshop will explore some of our great wilderness tradition in which desert disciplines were forged. These disciplines are honed in the monastic laboratory, and the invitation and challenge is for us to carry these disciplines into our current context.
I draw from my experiences in the desert and from our Judaeo-Christian tradition.
Depending on the interests of those in the group we can look at things like: Rhythms of the Spirit (daily; weekly; annually: liturgy from the Daily Office through to the Church Year); lectio divina (reading the Bible prayerfully); hospitality; monasticism; our own personal, human deserts (doubt, depression,…).