at the United Church, Jewry Street
Wednesdays at 12:30
1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 May 2013

A Spiritual

How might engaging with
 –  the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator  –  the Enneagram  – 
 –  Walking a Labyrinth  –  a Spiritual Director  –  your Dreams  – 
assist you in your spiritual journey?

Five talks on these fascinating subjects, from the experts!
1 May How the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® can support our Spiritual Journey
or ‘Surprisingly, not everyone sees things my way!’

The MBTI® is widely used but not always wisely used.  Michael summarises its considerable value as a tool for self-awareness and development, along with appropriate cautions.  He indicates how it can usefully be extended as a support, and in making choices, during our spiritual journey.
Michael Joseph
Michael Joseph’s early background is in management in large organisations.  For many years now he has focused on encouraging personal development and more effective personal and professional relationships both in the workplace and elsewhere through coaching and workshops.  He also has developed a strong interest in Spirituality in the Second Half of Life, particularly from mid-life and through retirement.
Recording of the talk †
Text for the talk (PDF) †
Handout – MBTI scales diagram (PDF) †
Handout – MBTI resources (PDF) †
8 May Using the Enneagram to help you on your spiritual journey – A tool of understanding and compassion. Heather Brown
Heather Brown is a leadership workshop facilitator and coach who works with a wide range of organisations including Winchester Diocese.  She is also a Certified Teacher of the Enneagram and has found it very useful on her own spiritual journey.
Recording of the talk †
Heather Brown’s notes for the talk (PDF) †
Handout (PDF) †
15 May The Labyrinth:  a path to prayer Sally Welch
The Rev’d Sally Welch is a priest working in the centre of Oxford.  She is the Oxford Diocesan Labyrinth Adviser and gives workshops on the use of the labyrinth in prayer as well as lecturing on other aspects of spirituality.  She is an experienced pilgrim and labyrinth walker and has undertaken many pilgrimages across England and Europe. She is the author of five books on spirituality.
Sally Welch on the labyrinth Recording of the talk †
Sally Welch spoke without notes, so there is no text for this talk.
On the floor of the United Church Mrs Welch laid a cloth labyrinth based on the labyrinth in the floor of Chartres Cathedral.  On Wikimedia Commons there are some pictures of that labyrinth and a diagram of the layout.
22 May Spiritual Direction:  Walking alongside Peter Lippiett
The Rev’d Canon Dr Peter Lippiett is an Anglican priest, and was until recently Spirituality Advisor in the Diocese of Portsmouth.  Now retired to Twyford, near Winchester, he works at being a husband, grandfather, gardener and traveller, and assists in local parishes.  He has been a medical doctor, parish priest, retreat house warden and leader of an international, ecumenical Christian community.
Recording of the talk †
Text for the talk (PDF) †
Handout (PDF) †
29 May Healing Dreams
Considering that a third of the Bible is related to dreams and their outcomes it is surprising that we seldom have any teaching in this subject in our churches.  We shall therefore be exploring the role and purpose of dreams in our personal and spiritual growth.
Russ Parker
The Rev’d Dr Russ Parker has been Director since 1995 of Acorn Christian Healing Foundation, which exists to resource and educate the church in the Christian Healing Ministry.  Russ is the author of a number of books which include:  Healing Dreams, Healing Death’s Wounds (with Michael Mitton), Free to Fail, Forgiveness is Healing and Dream Stories, among other titles.  His latest book is an anthology of prayer poems for public and private use, Wild Spirit of the Living God.
Russ travels extensively around the UK and abroad, lecturing and teaching in issues connected with the Christian Healing and Healthcare, Reconciliation and Church Transformation.
Recording of the talk †
Recordings are stored on the “Internet Archive”:  the link above opens (in a new window) a page where you may play or download the recording in different ways.  To play, simply click the Play button (white triangle) in the player on the right-hand side.  Alternatively, on the left-hand side under “Listen to audio”, click “VBR M3U”.  To download, right-click on the link to the MP3 file lower down the page, in the box under the heading “VBR MP3” (text shows the size of the file) and choose “Save Target As …”
Russ Parker spoke with minimal notes, so there is no text for this talk.

Wednesdays at 12:30
at the United Church, Jewry Street, Winchester
Sandwiches available after each talk
Admission is free, but we rely on donations to fund expenses.

Copyright of each recording or text belongs to the speaker.  Recordings and/or texts are made available here, by kind permission of the speakers, for personal, non-commercial use only.  Texts are not transcripts of the talks.  Speakers often depart from their scripts to amplify, give examples or even add extra points, so the texts and the recordings may differ.

“The longest journey is the journey inwards
of those who have chosen their destiny,
who have started upon their quest for the source of their being”
Dag Hammarskjöld, “Markings”
O God, give each of us
the integrity of heart
and holiness of character
that we may feel at home
in your presence.
Future series
Autumn 2013:“Engaging with God – Worship, Ways and Words.”  2,9,16,23 October and 6,13 November at the United Church, Winchester.

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Previous series
Jan-Feb 2013:   “If Jesus is the Answer, What is the Question?” – four talks by Dr Jane Williams.  The programme page has recordings of all the talks, and Dr Williams’ notes.
Autumn 2012:   “Hope Beyond Loss.”  Six talks from eminent speakers who engaged with the subject of loss in a number of its guises – but recognising that beyond loss there is hope to be found.  The programme page has recordings of all the talks, and some scripts.
May 2012:   “Going for Gold:  Spiritual Greats of the Twentieth Century.”  Four talks on great spiritual thinkers of the last century who ‘ran with endurance the race set before them’ (Hebrews 12.1).  The programme page has scripts and recordings of all the talks.
Spring 2012:   Bishop Christopher Herbert:  four talks on Perception, Belief and Ethics.  The programme page has scripts and recordings of all the talks.
Autumn 2011:   “400:  The King James Bible – past, present and future.”  The programme page has recordings of all eight talks.
May 2011:   “The World as Gift?”:  four talks exploring our relationship with the world as a gift from God.  The programme page has recordings of all the talks.
January 2011:   “Pie in the Sky?”:  four talks by Dr Paula Gooder exploring the themes of Life, Death, Heaven and Hell in the Bible.  The programme page has recordings of all the talks.
Autumn 2010:   “Sanctuary”:  eight talks in which various speakers explored their differing experience and understandings of sanctuary.  The programme page has recordings of all the talks.
Spring 2010:   “Aspects of Alfred”:  Four talks by Revd Canon Dr David Scott.  The programme page has recordings of all four talks.
Lent 2010:   “Mammon’s Revenge”:  Four talks by Rt Revd Dr Peter Selby.  The programme page has recordings of all four talks.
Autumn 2009:   “Prophets for our Time”:  Seven talks by different speakers.  The programme page has texts and recordings of all of the talks.
Spring 2009:   “Inspired”:  four reflections on the nature of Inspiration and Place.  The programme page has recordings of two of the talks.
January 2009:    “The Audacity of Hope”:  four talks by Revd Dr Martyn Atkins.  The programme page has recordings of all the talks.
Autumn 2008:   “When I’m Sixty-Four ... A Celebration of the Third Age!”  The programme page has recordings of all the talks.
Spring 2008:   “What can Christianity do for you?”  The programme page has recordings of all the talks.
January 2008:   Four talks by Bishop Richard Harries (Lord Harries of Pentregarth) under the overall title “The Re-Enchantment of Morality: Wisdom for a Troubled World”.  The programme page has recordings of all the talks.
Autumn 2007:   “Spirituality & ...”.  The programme page has recordings of all the talks.
May 2007:   “After Anne Frank”.  The programme page includes the recording of Prof. Michael Taylor’s talk.
May 2006:   Ann Lewin spoke on “Josephine Butler and Sexual Law Reform”.  The text of her talk is here.
Jan-Feb 2006:   Rev. Joel Edwards gave four talks under the general title “Respect”.  The texts of his talks have been made available by the Evangelical Alliance.
New Year 2005:   Four talks by Bishop John Baker (formerly Bishop of Salisbury), “Between Faith and Doubt”:  about God, about Jesus, about Good and Evil and about Life and Death.  The text of those talks is available here.
2004:   Bishop John Baker gave a series of four talks on the Lord’s Prayer.  The text of those talks is here.
Jan-Feb 1999:   Convictions: Here I Stand:  a series of six talks by Archbishop Donald Coggan.
Lent 1998:   Four Settings of the Passion:  a series of four talks by Dr Cyril Rodd.
Feb-Mar 1997:   Four for the Gospel Makers:  a series of four talks by Bishop Simon Burrows.
January 1997:   A Brief Guide to the End of the World:  a series of four talks by Rev’d Dr Colin Morris.
Autumn 1995:   Yes to God’s Earth:  seven talks on the theme of Creation.

Space in the City is an ecumenical venture organised by lay, licensed, ordained and associate members of Winchester’s city churches:  St Bartholomew’s and St Lawrence with St Swithun-upon-Kingsgate, St Peter’s and the United Church.

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