Four talks entitled
Approaches to prayer through words, music, the visual arts and silence
including time for questions
|Finding the words for prayer: ‘Darkness outside, Inside the radio’s prayer’
|Hearing the music: ‘Spiegel im Spiegel’
|The laboratory of the spirit: ‘From Kitchen Girl to Walking Madonna’
|Praying in, with and through silence: ‘words after speech reach into the silence’
Sandwiches available after each talk
Admission is free, but we rely on donations to fund expenses
† © Copyright of each recording belongs to Canon Jeremy Davies. Recordings are made available here, by kind permission of Canon Davies, for personal, non-commercial use only.
The Rev’d Canon Jeremy Davies graduated in English and Theology at Cambridge University where he was a choral scholar at Corpus Christi College. After a curacy in the East End of London Jeremy spent eleven years as a university chaplain, first at Queen Mary, University of London, and then as Senior Chaplain to Cardiff University and the Polytechnic of Wales. In 1985 he became Canon Precentor of Salisbury Cathedral – a post which he held for over twenty-six years until his retirement in 2012. He is well known as a preacher, hymn-writer, and script writer; broadcaster, spiritual director and lecturer (especially on Anglican spirituality, apologetics and art and theology). He conducts retreats and quiet days, and leads pilgrimages in this country and abroad. In 2015 he will be conducting Holy Week in a parish in St Louis, Missouri. His involvement in cathedral liturgy and music has helped to equip him to advise churches and congregations with their musical as well as their liturgical formation, and he is a specialist on the Sarum Use and the use of plainchant. His book In Season and Out of Season on the art of sermon creation was published in 2014 by Canterbury Press. He has directed The Way of the Cross throughout the UK, and has been consultant to many other productions of this large-scale Passion pageant including the Winchester Passion. He continues to be a member of the Cathedrals Fabric Commission for England, and a Trustee of Anglican Catholic Future.
Space in the City is an ecumenical venture organised by lay, licensed, ordained and associate members of Winchester’s city churches: St Bartholomew and St Lawrence with St Swithun-upon-Kingsgate, St Peter’s and the United Church.