When: 7-9 May 2024
Where: Wydale Hall, Wydale, Scarborough, YO13 9DG
Cost: £240. A subsidy of £120 is available from your District. Please contact your District Office to request funding support. You may also wish to seek support from your Circuit or local church.
To book: online via EventBrite https://240507AbbaAmma.eventbrite.co.uk
Booking closes: 5 March 2024
The Lord's Prayer or the Our Father is a prayer text and practice that unites Christians worldwide and puts us in touch with Jesus and Christians throughout the ages. People of other faiths and traditions are also drawn to this prayer. But how do we pray this prayer today, in light of our growing awareness of the dangers of patriarchal and monarchical language and thinking? On this retreat, Nicola Slee will share something of her own journey with the Lord's Prayer and suggest that we are called, not so much to repeat the prayer unvaryingly, as to live in its pattern and improvise around it to find our own authentic way of praying.
Professor Nicola Slee is a well-known writer and speaker, theologian and poet. She is Professorial Research Fellow at the Queen's Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education, Birmingham and Professor of Feminist Practical Theology at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. The retreat will be based on Nicola's recent book, 'Abba Amma: Improvisations on the Lord's Prayer'.