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Rebecca Reading on Reclaiming Mindfulness

Rebecca Reading, a chartered accountant and ChaplaincyPlus trustee, gave a lunchtime talk to a combined group of City Women and City Men on “Reclaiming Mindfulness as God’s Way”.  She began...
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Who's Your Hero?

On Friday at our monthly City Legal breakfast event we asked Mike Hoye of Browne Jacobson to talk about his spiritual hero. This what we found out. Although Mike started life...
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A Sobering Poem: Advent 2016

In the following piece entitled simply ‘Advent 2016’ local poet Bernard Davis eloquently sums up the mood of the nation and asks us to reflect with him about what happens next....
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The Issue of Suffering is a Problem for Theists AND Atheists

What could we learn about suffering in an evening that we didn’t already know? There’s suffering everywhere and it constantly reminds us of our vulnerability and our mortality. It’s...
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Learning from the Emerging Future – Theory U

Katherine Long, from Evolution OD  spoke to a group of nearly 40 people at our City Women this week. She shared Theory U, a model for embracing change creatively....
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Is Retreating During a Regular Working Day Even Possible?

We’ve just finished our Retreat in Daily Working Life – a collaboration between ChaplaincyPlus and Manresa Link.  What a wonderful opportunity to go deeper in to our relationship with...
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Jesus knew how to take initiative

Jesus, tired from the long walk, sat wearily beside the well about noontime. Soon a Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her, “Please give me...
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Loretta Minghella at B'ham Prayer Breakfast 2016

Here’s an excerpt from Loretta Minghella’s talk at our recent Birmingham Prayer Breakfast. Loretta was adamant that we all have the capacity to serve the world’s poorest people. “So...
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City Forum: Discussion and Book Club - November update

Many of you will like Jeff Lucas’ wit and wisdom in his books and column at the back of Christianity magazine each month.  City Forum has recommended a couple...
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Book Group Update:  Book review and invitation to CityForum

“The life you’ve always wanted – spiritual disciplines for ordinary people” by John Ortberg The Chaplaincy Plus book group thoroughly enjoyed this book.  It contains practical tips for integrating...
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