Transpennine Weekend 8th -10th June 2018

At Whalley Abbey.

Residential Bookings have now sold out, although you are still welcome as a day visitor.

Theme:  THE QUEST FOR THE HOLY GRAIL”

GUEST SPEAKER

GARY KIDGELL (SCOTLAND)

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FRIDAY 8th June

 

4.00pm- REGISTRATION – See Registrar:

SANDRA KELLY/HEATHER CARROLL

6.30pm – Dinner

 

8.00pm WELCOME AND FORMAL OPENING

8.15pm – “The Flame of Truth”

Hugh Agnew

Chairman: Wayne

SATURDAY 9th June

7.00am Stroll or Yoga with Jenny

8.00am – MEDITATION -Maureen

8.15am Breakfast

 9.15am “The Journey of the Fool”

Noeline Hart

Chairman: Isabelle

10.45amRefreshments

 

11.15am – ANNOUNCEMENTS, Followed By:

Guest Speaker: Gary Kidgell

The Grail Quest” (Part 1)

Chairman: Hugh

12.30pm Lunch

FREE TIME

3pm “One Step Leads to Another”

Cynthia Trasi

Chairman: Karen C

4.pm Refreshments

4.30pm “Sources of the Arthurian

Legends”

Ted Capstick

Chairman: Maureen F

6.30pm– Dinner

8.30pmTheosophical Evening

SUNDAY 10th June

7.00am Stroll or Yoga with Jenny

8.00am – MEDITATION – Jenny

8.15am – Breakfast

9.15am “Choose Your Path with Care”

Jenny Baker

Chairman: Chris L

10.30am – Refreshments

 

11.00am – Guest Speaker: Gary Kidgell

The Grail Quest” (Part 2)

Chairman: Hugh

12.30pm – Lunch

 

1.45pm “The Beacon Light of Truth”

Wayne Gatfield

Federation Vice President & Chairman

with Closing Thoughts:

Maureen

Refreshments and Farewells

NEW AND USED BOOKS WILL BE ON SALE DURING THE WEEK-END

Recordings of the Talks by: CD (£3); DVD (£5) can be ordered at the bookstall.

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Whalley Abbey is a former Cistercian abbey in Whalley, Lancashire, England. After the dissolution of the monasteries, the abbey was largely demolished and a country house was built on the site. In the 20th century the house was modified and it is now the Retreat and Conference House of the Diocese of Blackburn. The ruins of the abbey have been designated by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building and a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

The North West Federation week-end is a residential event that takes place in the North West and is organised by the North Western Federation. It is held to encourage togetherness in the study of Theosophy.

The week-end is supported by The Foundation for Theosophical Studies, an educational charity, whose aims are to help people understand and discover the essential truths at the heart of all philosophy, science and spirituality especially the fundamental unity of all people.

The Theosophical Order of Service (TOS) was founded by Dr Annie Besant in February 1908 and celebrated a hundred years of service in 2008. All donations and funds raised are channelled towards humanitarian work and the promotion of harmony and understanding. The motto –

A Union of Those who Love

In the Service of All that Suffer’

March 25 Chester Study Day with Michael Van Buren 10am to 4.30 pm

Sunday 25 March, 10am – 4:30pm
Chester Theosophy Study Day

An Exploration into Esoteric Christianity, Mysticism and the Spiritual Revelations of Theosophy
At the Kingswood Community Hall (within the Kingswood Retirement Village), Kingsway, Chester CH2 2FH (CH2 2FF on some sat navs!). On Kingsway, just after the Kingsway shops.
Bring a picnic lunch or visit the Bistro adjacent to the hall
Led by Rt. Revd Dr Michael van Buren www.lccgrail.org (Registered Charity 1156934)
Michael is the Presiding Bishop of the Liberal Catholic Church Grail Community and a Consultant Psychiatrist
He is also a National Speaker for the Foundation of Theosophical Studies (Registered Charity 1014648)
10.15 am Session 1 Introduction to Esoteric Christianity, mysticism, ritual as a method of raising consciousness, the inners meanings and work of the Holy Eucharist
11.30 am Session 2 Service of the Holy Eucharist according to the Liberal Catholic Grail Community
2.15 pm Session 3 Discussion and further exploration of the themes of the day
3.30 pm Session 4 Services of Healing and Benediction
Admission £12 / Concessions £10
However please do not let £ be a barrier to this special day – all donations will be welcome