Spirituality has been described as that which makes us conscious of the mystery and wonder of life and moves us to seek meaning in it. It recognises there is more to life than what we see and touch. Different things may prompt it.
For Christians the source of all life and being is God revealed in Jesus Christ. Christian Spirituality is how we experience being drawn into the life and activity of God by his Spirit. It involves Prayer and study of the Bible but is much more. It is about the whole of life.
The Spirituality & Prayer Team work in a variety of ways to encourage everyone in the Diocese in the development and growth of their spiritual life. Events, resources, training and spiritual direction are some of the areas they are involved with. Please use the menu to find out more.
Up and coming events
Developing a Pastoral Prayer Ministry New Wine training day with Elaine Wainaina. 10 June, Holy Trinity, Huddersfield.
Listening to God in our Everyday Life led by Revd Canon Judy Hirst. 15 June The Mirfield Centre.
Words for Wellbeing led by Revd Anne Wood & Judith Boardman. 4 July, The Mirfield Centre.
An Ecology of Health Summer School. 7-10 July, Holy Rood Thirsk.
Sacred Poetry, Bradford Literature Festival 9 July, Bradford Cathedral.
Spirituality,Compassion & Mental Health Conference 11 July, Huddersfield University.
Heart & Soul Singing Retreat with Keely Hodgson 19-21 July at Parcevall Hall.
All diocesan events.
The Spirituality & Prayer Team
The Spirituality and Prayer Team aims to support and encourage churches and individuals in spiritual growth by
- providing literature and events to help and encourage prayer
- putting people in contact with those offering spiritual direction and spiritual companionship
- training in Christian listening skills and spiritual direction
- support and oversight to spiritual directors