Central to CRC’s work is creating opportunities to gather together to share insights and experience as well as to be stimulated and challenged intellectually through listening to leading thinkers in areas that relate to a questioning faith, rooted in Jesus. Each year, we aim to host two or three Saturday conferences plus a number of Wednesday Seminar and Library Evenings, all at St Mark’s Church. In this section, you will find details of forthcoming events and be able to make bookings either on-line or by downloading a form.

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Poetry as Sacrament

The word sacrament is defined as “words conferring a specific grace.” A poem can offer such grace, mysteriously opening us from the inside out beyond the reaches of the rational mind. The rhythms, words and music of poetry can literally change brain chemistry, dissolving patterns of thought, feeling, and physiology and igniting an upwelling of what is true, innocent, intimate, and holy. Thus a poem spoken from the heart can be a holy communion, melting walls within and between us.

In the darkest moment of her life, when even the most profound spiritual and psychological teachings could not reach her, Kim Rosen found poetry. Join her for a rich communion of mystical poems, music, guided meditation and lecture on the transformative power of poetry.

Kim Rosen, MFA, is the author of Saved by a Poem: The Transformative Power of Words. She has inspired listeners worldwide with the power of poetry as a transformative agent for individuals and communities. Combining her devotion to speaking poems by heart with her background in spirituality and psychotherapy, she offers workshops, lectures and a four year international Mystery School dedicated to awakening and healing through the power of the spoken poem. Kim also founded the Safe House Education Fund, an initiative that sends Maasai girls who have been rescued from FGM and early marriage to college. Co-creator of 3 CDs of poetry, she has been a TEDx speaker and her work has been featured in The Sun Magazine, O Magazine, Oprah Radio, The New Yorker and Spirituality & Health Magazine. www.kimrosen.net, www.shecollegefund.org

Join us for a rich communion of mystical poems, music, guided meditation and lecture on the transformative power of poetry.

Tea/Coffee included in entry fee.

£3 payable on the door.