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Now - 18 January 2015
Rembrandt the Late Works

At the National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London
For more information see:

Friday 28 November 6.30pm
London: Lecture on The Role of the Church in the Contemporary World
By Archbishop Rino Fischella
At Heythrop College,  Booking essential:

28 -30 November, Advent for Mid Teens at Craig Lodge Family House of Prayer
Scotland: Come and prepare for Christmas. Prayer, Mass, Games, Music, Drama, Fun.
This event is for S2-S4 (13s-15s). (£55) T: 01838200216 E:

29 November 6pm
Feltham: Scriptural Reasoning evening on Gender Equality in Bible and Qur’an
The Christian Muslim Forum, in partnership with Centre for Spirituality & Cultural Advancement (CSCA), invites you to a Scriptural Reasoning evening on Gender Equality in Bible and Qur’an 6pm - to 8.15pm, followed by open dhikr (Sufi meditation)
At the Centre for Spirituality & Cultural Advancement in Feltham.
For more information and to book places see:

Saturday 29 November, 11 am - 4 pm
London: The Power of Memory
Margaret Philpot at Mount Street Jesuit Centre, 114 Mount Street, W1K 3AH 020-7495-1673
An integral part of our identity, memories can be either trivial or important, conscious or unconscious, and are selective and unreliable but they are an essential component of our daily lives.

Saturday, 29 November 2014 11am - 3pm
Glasgow; Archdiocese of Glasgow J&P Commission
Speakers: Jenny Marra MSP and Canon Robert Hill on
"The Open Wound: Slavery in the Modern World."  
at The Ogilvie Centre, Rose Street, Coffee from 10.30 am.  Lunch provided.  All welcome.

Sunday 30 November 7.30pm
Sunderland: @iThirst Pub talk
Dr Pete Philips on Cyberfaith


Monday 1 December
World AIDS Day
For more information see:

Monday 1 December 6pm
London: World AIDS Day Mass 
At Farm Street Jesuit Church
Accompanied by Beacon Music Group, 18.00, followed by refreshments. 

Tuesday 2 December 2014 9.30am - 4.30pm
London: Conference -Faith in a Secular Age: a conversation with Charles Taylor 
One day conference of the Heythrop Institute: Religion & Society, Heythrop College. Speakers include Prof. Craig Calhoun, Dr Anthony Carroll, Prof. John Cottingham and Dr Damian Howard, with a response by Prof. Taylor. Price: £15 (full) and £10 (student/senior citizen), to include refreshments but not lunch, payable by cash or cheque made out to ‘Heythrop College’ on the day. Email to reserve a place.

Tuesday 2 December 2014, 6.30pm
London: Lecture - Church and World: Reflections from the Disjunctions Project 
Loschert Lecture at Heythrop College by Professor Charles Taylor 
Free of charge. For more information and to book see here:

Tuesday 2 December 7.30pm
London: Faith Talks

Loving life in a culture of death. Sr Roseann Reddy
In the basement of 24 Golden Square, London W1F 9JR

Tuesday 2 December  7pm
London: Advent Carol Service
St Mary Moorfields Parish
4-5 Eldon Street
London EC2M 7LS
Advent Readings and music sung by the
Schola Cantorum of The London Oratory School

3 December 9.15am - 4.30pm
London: Workshop exploring networking between the faiths
A full-day training workshop exploring networking within and between faith communities. We will situate networks in individual contexts, and share knowledge, signposting and challenges through interactive sessions. This event is being run in partnership with St Ethelburga's.

For more information and to book places see:

5 -7 December, Advent for Young Adults at Craig Lodge Family House of Prayer, 
Scotland: Come and prepare for Christmas
with members of Craig Lodge Community, 
the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal and the Community of the Lamb. Age 16-30s. (£55) T: 01838200216 E:

Saturday 6 December 10am
London: CAFOD Nativity Fun Run
Always wanted to be the angel in the school play? Secretly admire the style secrets of a shepherd? Well now is your chance!
The CAFOD Nativity Fun Run is back! On Saturday 6 December join us in our fun, festive, fancy dress day out as we run 5K or 10K round Clapham Common raising funds for CAFOD projects helping mothers and babies in need in El Salvador.Kicking off on Saturday 6 December at 10am at Clapham Common, there’ll be prize giving after the race followed by free hot drinks and mince pies! Tell your friends, sign up and find out more at: 

Wednesday 10 December  7pm
London: Carol Service for the suffering Church in Syria and Iraq 
Church of the Immaculate Conception (Farm Street)
114 Mount Street
London W1K 3AH
Traditional service of Lessons and Carols with solemn Benediction
With the Schola Cantorum of The London Oratory School

11 December 9.30pm
London: Concert to raise funds for young Palestinian musicians
Taverner's 'Lament for Jerusalem' will be performed by the Choir of London to raise funds for the Choir of London’s Bursary Scheme for young Palestinian musicians, under which each summer four teenagers from Palestine are brought to the UK for two weeks of intensive music tuition and cultural exchange with young British musicians.
See a video about the programme here:
Find out more about the Choir of London and book tickets here:

Friday 12 December 7pm
Birmingham: Lord Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury to give Archbishop Romero Memorial Lecture
At St Chad's Cathedral, Birmingham, B4 6EU
All welcome.




Sunday 18 January  7.30pm
Sunderland: @iThirst Pub talk
What if Aliens Exist? Dr David Wilkinson

30 January - 1 February 2015.
Bedfordshire:  Painting weekend at Turvey Monastery
More details will follow soon


Sunday 8 February 7.30pm
Sunderland: @iThirst Pub talk
Does God LOL? Fr Frank Mulgrew

9 - 11 February 2015
Lancashire: National Conference for Rural Catholics 2015
Fracking - coming to a parish near you? just one of the topics at the National Conference for Rural Catholics 2015 which parishioners and clergy from across the country will be coming to hear. The conference takes place at the Best Western Country Hotel, Garstang in Lancashire. Also on the programme will be a look at the forestry industry, the future of community hospitals, and What is Care Farming?. The Bishops' Conference Home Mission desk will speak about its support for rural parishes and CaFE will introduce some of its resources for small rural groups wishing to grow in the faith. £235 per person. Details from Fr Robert Miller (01747 870228, email:
or visit: 


7 March 
Wembley Arena - Flame 2015
For more information see:

 Friday - Sunday 13- 15 March 2015
Oxford: A Weekend of Prayer & Discernment for women (21 – 35) 
who are considering a call to  religious life
at The Cherwell Centre, 14, Norham Gardens, Oxford OX2 6QB This weekend will include workshops on:
- the life and legacy of Cornelia Connelly (foundress of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus)
- what it means to be a sister in the Society of the Holy Child Jesus 
For more information and application form contact: Anne Stewart Tel. 01253 318196

Sunday 15 March 7.30pm
Sunderland: @iThirst Pub talk
ISIS and Islam Daniel Johnson


Sunday 19 April  7.30pm
Sunderland: @iThirst Pub talk
Abbott Christopher Jameson

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