Connecting with God and nature
Contemplative in style + practical in nature
Wonder and awe are important sources of spiritual growth for many of us, and such transcendent moments, when we feel deeply connected to something bigger than themselves, often occur in nature.
Join an exploration into nature based Christian practices and natural theology with guest facilitator Bruce Stanley, author of the new book Forest Church: A Field Guide to Nature Connection For Groups and Individuals and hosted by Matt Freer, Diocesan Environment Officer.This retreat style day will explore the relevance of natural theology to our faith, introduce the ideas of Forest Church, and provide space for guided practical exercises.
What is Forest Church? The idea is a fresh expression in nature, and drawing on contemporary research that highlights the benefits of spending time with nature in wild places.
The day will take place in Wytham Woods just outside Oxford and will be largely based outdoors.
The cost for the day to be around £20-25 per person, which will include lunch and refreshments. Spaces will be limited to 30 people.
Please note: as the day will require walking in the woods and uneven surfaces participants will need to be physically fit to walk in such terrain. Although the hope is for a sunny day, participants will also need to dress appropriately for all weather conditions.
For more details and to register interest go to: http://www.earthingfaith.org/2013/03/earthing-faith-retreat-day-6th-june-2013/