Online & in-person
Oxford Deanery, Christ Church, OX1 1DP
Theme – Wilderness
Saturday 26th March 2022
10.30 – 3.30pm
Rev Dr Emma Percy, Rev Dr Mary Kells, and Rev Sally Wright invite you to explore writing prayers and liturgies in a supportive environment.
The day will alternate between worship, talking and writing. We will introduce the theme and suggest forms of prayer to explore creatively. There are 2 writing sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, when participants go off to write. Each writing session is followed by an opportunity to share work/inklings and to receive feedback. We close with a blessing.
The day looks like this
10.30 – 11.00 Worship and Introduction
11.00 – 12.00 Time to write
12.00 – 12.45 Feedback
Lunch 45 minutes (Bring bag lunch if in person)
1.30 – 2.00 Introduction
2.00 – 3.00 Time to write
3.00 – 3.30 Feedback and Blessing
To Register email [email protected].
Please include a phone number if attending in person. Places are limited.
Attendance is free to WATCH members.
You may Join WATCH here (£25+ regular, £15 concessions/hardship.)
If you are not a member, and do not wish to join, you may make a one off donation here by filling in the ‘Amount’ box.
All and any contributions are much appreciated.
Online attendees will be sent a Zoom link closer to the event.
In person attendees are asked to take a Lateral Flow Test indicating negative before travelling and to bring a Bag Lunch.
Emma has served as Chair of WATCH since 2016. She is Chaplain, Fellow and Welfare Dean of Trinity College, Oxford, and a Canon of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford. She has authored two books, an academic study, published by Ashgate, Mothering as a Metaphor for Ministry (2014), and a more popular book, What Clergy Do: Especially when it looks like nothing (SPCK 2014). ‘I continue to research, write and speak about theology and mothering, Anglican ministry and the theology of care.’
Mary joined the WATCH committee in January 2020. She is the Chaplain of King’s College, Cambridge. Her research interests include incorporating feminine and non-hierarchical language into our language for God. Mary is from Northern Ireland and was previously a Social Anthropologist. She also spent some years working in the Voluntary Sector in London, in the fields of mental health and advocacy, and has run her own garden design business. She is married and has a son, who has just turned 18.
Sally joined the WATCH committee in May 2021. She is an Assistant Priest in the Witney Benefice, Oxon. Sally is a trained Spiritual Director and has also completed training in Pre and Peri-Natal therapy. Her passion is for working with women and girls, providing spaces where they can come to be nurtured, encouraged and to explore the language, imagery and liturgy of the Sacred Feminie. Sally is married with two children.