Our seasonal news   

February 2018

Looking for space to pray in the day?

You are most welcome to join Members of the Community in West End from 
12-12.30pm for Midday Prayer on Mondays, Tuesday and Thursdays 
including an extended time of stillness, and on Fridays for Holy Communion.   You are welcome to join Members and Friends in Shirley for Midday Prayer on Wednesdays - please contact us for details.
There is no need to book for these times of prayer.

Please note that during our fallow months of April and August, the Community share a different rhythm of prayer.  Members pray in their own churches and in various homes across the area.  There are no open times of prayer in West End and Shirley during these fallow months.  
Please contact us for further details 

  Planning some intentional space for stillness and reflection in 2018?  Why not consider being part of a hopeweaver retreat in March, part of the 2018 Hilfield Friary Programme

'Gaze, Consider, Contemplate.'
Friday 2nd - Sunday 4th March 2018
Take some time out to discover more from St Clare of Assisi to 'gaze, consider, contemplate '. Drawing on her own writings, the words of Jesus and contemporary sources, join us as we make intentional space to draw closer to God, to share our own creativity and stories.  Come and explore Hilfield Friary and experience space for creative stillness. 

Sorry this retreat is now fully booked 

Please book this Retreat directly with Hilfield Friary
... why not consider 
one of our Quiet days this year? 

Wednesday 27th June - Quiet Day at St Columbas House, Woking 

All Welcome - please book for this day directly through St Columbas

Friday 6th July - Quiet Day at Wolvesey Palace, Winchester

Friday 26th October - Quiet Day at Wolvesey Palace, Winchester

Thursday 1st November - Quiet Day at St Columbas House, Woking 

All Welcome - please book for this day directly through St Columbas

Retreat Association Conference 

Sounding the Silence - 18-21 June 2018 
The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire

With Malcolm Guite, Martin Laird, Jacqui Lea, Sara Maitland, 
Frances Novillo and Peter Tyler alongside 
Patrons - Fr Christopher Jamison and Revd Graham Sparkes

Why not consider joining us for this national ecumenical conference exploring the theme of silence.

Members of the Community of Hopeweavers will be leading workshops, a collaborative art and worship project and offering prayerful open studio space in which we can explore the conference themes in creative stillness. 

Follow the link and book this event directly through the Retreat Association

Members and Enquirers - please follow this link to see the NEW dates for our upcoming Community (Cloister) Quiet Days and Community Events - set aside for Members and Enquirers - remember to let us know if you can join us!

There are currently several people actively following a path to find out more about becoming a Member of the Community.   We recognise them as Enquirers to the Community of Hopeweavers. 11 Enquirers stepped forward into membership and made their promises at Advent 2017.  Supported by a Guide from the team, over the period of a year or more, each Enquirer is discerning whether they will step forward into Membership.   For those who do step forward, this will include making an annual commitment to live for a year to the Community of Hopeweavers Rule of Life.

We welcome enquiries from those considering exploring membership.

You may like to come to our next Enquirers Information Evening in West End from 7.30pm to 9.00pm on Wednesday 14th March 2018
Please contact us for details and to book your place.

Resources for prayer and for sharing

Prayer cards designed at Hopeweavers are available at the Hopeweaver Bookstall. We offer great value mixed packs and our prayer cards are shared in chaplaincies, retreat houses and churches. 

Special 100 card packs now available for £30 

You can see the Sunday Prayer card series on our Facebook page and please  contact us for more details  

      Updated    19/02/18


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