Reflective Days

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Reflective Days

Love Took My Hand: George Herbert and the Friendship of God Mark Oakley

In this reflective day, we will explore George Herbert’s spirituality and sense of God, and what they might teach us about our own assumptions about and relationship with God.

Saturday 14 October 2017 10am - 5pm
St Katharine’s Foundation in Limehouse £40 (bursaries are available)
The day includes reflective worship, lunch and other refreshments and takes place at St Katharine’s Foundation in Limehouse, East London (www.rfsk.org.uk). We are very grateful to our partners at St Katharine’s for their generosity in co-hosting our reflective days.

George Herbert is one of the great 17th century poet-priests. His poems embrace every shade of the spiritual life, from love and closeness, to anger and despair, to reconciliation and hope. And his work is always rich with audacious playfulness: he seems to take God on, knowing God will win, as if he’s having an argument with a faithful friend he knows is not going to leave. In much of theology and spirituality, God is a critical spectator to human lives, but for Herbert, his sense of relationship with God is primarily of a friendship that can never be broken.

Mark Oakley is Canon Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral, overseeing the arts and learning programmes at the cathedral. He writes regularly for the Church Times and The Tablet and broadcasts frequently on BBC Radio 4. His latest, bestselling, book The Splash of Words: Believing in Poetry (Canterbury Press) was published last year to great acclaim.

For bursary information please email Adult Learning - adultlearning@stpaulscathedral.org.uk