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Friday 10th – Sunday 12th February 2023
CHRISM (CHRistians In Secular Ministry)
Food! Chrism Reflective weekend – 2023
CHRISM is pleased to announce its 2023 Reflective weekend, 10-12 February, at Sarum College, Salisbury.
Led by Mike Rayner, we will look at how Food and Faith interact. Mike is a Professor of Population Health at the University of Oxford and an Associate Minister at his local Anglican church, St Matthew’s, Oxford. He is also Chair of Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming – a Non-Governmental Organisation promoting a healthier, more sustainable, more equitable food system in the UK. His main claim to fame is a system for scoring the healthiness of foods used by governments around the world, including the UK Government, for a range of purposes including food labelling.
Across the weekend we will explore and reflect upon the importance of food in the Christian story, from forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden to the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit in the new Jerusalem prophesied in the Book of Revelation. We will also look at the role of food in Christian practice and worship, from Old Testament food laws to the celebration of the Eucharist. Finally, we will reflect upon whether, and if so how, our Christian faith might affect our view on the solutions to the problems faced by our food systems today as a result of the climate, nature and health crises, cost of living increases, the war in Ukraine and more.
In the usual format of a relaxing weekend there will be time for both reflective silence and companionship, and the opportunity to explore the area, or have some free time to walk, talk, snooze, reflect, read, pray…
Cost: from dinner on Friday evening to lunch on Sunday, inclusive:
£195 (members and spouses); £210 (non-members);
en suite: £15 supplement per room. Grants may be available from your Church. A limited number of bursaries are available.
Venue: Sarum College, 19 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EE

17-18 February, 28-29 April , 14-15 July 2023
LICC (London Institute for Contemporary Christianity)
Emerging Leaders 2023
A course for young adults taking on their first workplace leadership roles, equipping them to make a difference for God in and through their jobs.
Imagine how our world might change if a Gospel-inspired and Spirit-empowered generation of young professionals took the lead at work.
Be part of a new gospel-inspired and Spirit-empowered generation taking the lead at work.
Emerging Leaders is a programme to help you discover that truth for yourself. To see your work through God’s eyes and take the lead with a relevant faith and impactful presence. Across three 24-hour online modules, you’ll grow the biblical wisdom, practical skills, and spiritual habits needed to make a difference for Christ in your job. And Emerging Leaders isn’t just taught, it’s lived: you’ll be assigned to a mentoring triplet that’ll give you ongoing support and the chance to reflect on how what you’re learning is worked out in practice.
You’ll also have the opportunity to receive personalised coaching from the Emerging Leaders team, to help you reflect on the shape and strengths of your leadership, and how you can be fruitful for Christ in your workplace.
Cost: £199 (bursaries are available subject to application)
Venue: Online Event

28-29 April 2023
Faith in Business
2023 Cambridge Leadership Retreat
Beauty at Work

Inspired talks, discussion, worship and prayer in beautiful surroundings.
Venue: Westminster College, Cambridge
Details (further details to come):