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Weekend Away, North Westmorland Parishes at Rydal Hall (2018)

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North Westmorland Parishes' Weekend Away

9/11th February 2018 at Rydal Hall

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The purpose of our weekend was to explore the connections between the activity of the Holy Spirit and our discipleship, individually and collectively.

Weekend Away, North Westmorland Parishes at Rydal Hall (2018)

And to consider what can happen as we welcome more fully the activity of the Holy Spirit in our lives and in the Churches. This sounded interesting!

The first session was an introduction to how the Holy Spirit works in our lives, and we heard wonderful testimony from Anne. The next morning we began with a gentle time of singing and prayer in preparation for Kevin’s teaching from Ezekiel 47:1-12 with the river from the Temple getting deeper. We were challenged, are we still paddling in the shallow end or going deeper?

Later in the morning we moved on to the New Testament and discussed how the Holy Spirit worked through Jesus and the post-Pentecost disciples. We were challenged to think about how the Holy Spirit works through us? Are we obedient to his calling? Do we use our gifts fully?

Our last morning together was amazing, culminating in a Spirit-filled time of worship and prayer, anointing with oil and the sharing of Holy Communion.
What does Spirit-filled mission look like? We are about to host the Archbishop’s ‘Moving Mountains’ mission in Cumbria and I trust that will be "Spirit-filled". Here we go - no more paddling in the shallow end!
Elizabeth Maden


ReSource for Anglican Renewal Ministries


Enabling little, local and ordinary churches to engage with the Holy Spirit for renewal, discipleship and mission.


"After lunch David felt led to pray with us all and over each of us in turn. Some of us were really aware of the Holy Spirit filling us and we were encouraged to stand and pray for each other. It was an amazing feeling being fired up and filled with the Spirit and it has made us realize how very important prayer is, for each other and the church. We now want to have regular prayer meetings and offer personal prayer to those who ask for it during or after services"
Holy Trinity Blacon Weekend led by David O’Brien



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