Camino Course

Welcome,

We are delighted that you are interested in the Camino course! The Camino de Santiago is an ancient pilgrimage route through Spain, and through this course we want to accompany you on a journey to explore the Christian faith – both for those who are simply curious and for those who want to go deeper in their faith. Covid and lockdown have taken away previous taken-for-granted securities and certainties, and for many of us questions about suffering, faith and doubt have suddenly become more pressing. We want to offer you a space to explore these questions and God’s invitation to be loved and to love.

What will we do?

We will journey together, and we make no assumptions about your faith or previous experiences in faith. We will engage heart, head and feet – our hearts by acknowledging and exploring the love we have experienced in our lives and the invitation to live in the light of Christ’s sacrificial love for us. Through our heads we will reflect, question and debate these big questions, hearing about what the Bible says and the wisdom from saints and authors through the centuries. And our feet – we will reflect on our individual journeys of faith – how faith and doubt and our decisions and experiences have shaped us and our hopes, and how we can situate our own stories within God’s story.

We’ll cover a different topic each week – including:

Who is God? Creator, Christ and Holy Spirit What is praying? What’s the point of Church? Community and Holy Communion

There are four of us leading the sessions, and in each evening will look different but they will include activities such as talks, discussions (it’s up to you whether you’ll want to contribute or not), hearing an individual’s story in relation to the theme of the evening, time to quietly reflect, meditate or pray and discussing shared experiences.

When will we meet?

We will meet for an hour and a quarter twelve Wednesdays from 7 – 8:15pm, from 2nd December until 12th May. This means we will journey through the Christian year, from the time of Advent when we are waiting for the coming of Jesus, to Ascension, when He is taken up to Heaven after His resurrection.

How will we meet?

At least initially we will meet on zoom – this may change to face to face meetings later on in the year dependent on the Covid situation.

How do I join you?

To sign up email: curatecsj@gmail.com

You will receive the Zoom link by email, along with the full list of dates.