A Quiet Day
- Saturday, 17 February 2024
- 9.30am - 4.00pm
- Price: Suggested donation £10.00
- Theme - Rock of Ages, cleft for me: Let me hide myself in thee?
Living courageously in anxious times
- Leader: The Very Revd Dr Frankie Ward
Frankie is a priest in charge of the parishes of St Michael’s and St John’s in Workington and a former Dean of St Edmundsbury Cathedral. She has published a number of books, the latest of which is Like There’s No Tomorrow, published by Sacristy Press 2020.
When Augustus Toplady sheltered on Burrington Combe from a fierce storm in 1763, these first two lines of the famous hymn came to him, and he penned them down on an old playing card he found at his feet.
This day together, we will consider what it means to hide ourselves in Christ – the Rock of Ages – mindful of how St. Paul writes of our lives being hidden with Christ in God. (Colossians, 3: 3)
When we face anxieties in our lives that seem overwhelming – the storms of life that threaten us or debilitate us – how do we draw strength from Christ, who is the Rock, without hiding away and refusing to face realities?
With the insecurities of the world, including the Climate Crisis that is ever more apparent, how do we look to the future with a steady eye? How do we help others we know to face their anxieties with confidence that all shall be well and all manner of things shall be well?
Our Quiet Days are free of charge, but a donation of £10 is welcome, and booking is required, please. Tea/Coffee provided. You are welcome to bring a Packed Lunch, or alternatively, you may wish to visit our Tea Shop.
Free Car Parking: permit available from Reception.