Life in the Spirit


An 8 week series of talks starting on 14th May on Monday evenings:

Seminar 1 - God’s love- 14th May 2012

The first talk is about God’s love for us. It’s about hope and the promise of what he is offering:-that ongoing personal relationship between a loving father and his children.

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Canon Matthew Jones

A Parish priest from Crystal Glen in Cardiff. Father Matthew was parish priest in Ledbury (1982-1986). A modern language scholar at Cambridge, he studied for the priesthood in Rome and later studied canon law in Canada.

Seminar 2- Salvation-21st May 2012

This talk is about who Jesus is and what he does. In other words the basic gospel message. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only son so that everyone who believes in Him may not die but have eternal life.” (John 3:16). God sent His Son Jesus to give us new life and to reveal the Father’s love. Through His life, death and resurrection, Jesus is Shepherd, Healer, Lord and saviour.

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Fr. Emmanuel F.F.R.

Fr. Emmanuel is a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal. They are easily recognised by their grey habits which give them their other name -The Greyfriars. He lives in the East End of London where the Friars serve the poor and homeless. He studied and was ordained in New York where the Greyfriars have their original house.

Seminar 3-New Life- 28th May 2012

The third seminar is about the fact that The Gospel-The Good News- really is good news and that a new life is available through a fuller reception of the Holy Spirit. This new life centres on an experiential relationship with Jesus. “ I have come so that they may have life and have it in abundance.” (John 10:10)

Jenny Baker

Jenny is married, with twin daughters, and lives in Hertfordshire. She is the co-ordinator for the Celebrate Conferences around the country and has helped develop and present the CAFE resources. She is a gifted and popular speaker at conferences and seminars.

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Seminar 4-Receiving God’s gift-11th June 2012

This seminar is about preparation. We have heard about God’s love, our need for Salvation, the promise of new life and now we have the choice of receiving the gift God is freely offering and living it.

Archie Cameron

Archie lives in Southport and together with his wife Cathy runs Agape Ministries. They record the talks at almost all of the major Catholic Conferences around the country and distribute them so that we can listen to them again.
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Seminar 5-Baptism in the Spirit-18th June 2012

This is our opportunity to ask for personal prayer for our own Baptism in the Spirit. The talk centres on God’s willingness to give us the gift of the Holy Spirit as Jesus promised.  “ much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him.” (Luke 11:13)

Derek Williams

Derek is a full time Catholic lay evangelist who lives in Lincolnshire with his wife and four children. He is a very gifted teacher and his primary ministry is helping people to read and understand God’s word.

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Seminar 6-Growth-25th June 2012

This week we are encouraged to grow in the life of the Spirit through prayer, our community, Scripture and the Sacraments. Baptism in the Spirit is an ongoing process and it involves time and attention so that we can grow in our relationship with the Lord.

Sr. Maria Natella O.P.

Sr. Maria is a Dominican sister and lives with her community in the New Forest. She is a popular speaker at conferences and is also responsible for the Fanning the Flame initiative to encourage young people to grow in the love of Jesus.

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Seminar 7-Transformation in Christ-2nd July 2012

The last session is to add more encouragement to us in growing in our new life and how we can serve the church with our new spiritual awareness and gifts.

This last session was given by Simon Cameron as Charles Whitehead was unable to come.

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  The General format for the evening is as follows:-

         7.30  Welcome, Praise and Worship

         8.00  Guest Speaker

         8.30  Informal sharing

         9.00  Praise, followed by coffee/tea

         9.30  Depart