Resolve: a course to strengthen the mind, inspire the soul and deepen relationships

Published: Tuesday November 27, 2018

Using the Resolve resourcesIn a bid to help people live happier, healthier lives, the church is running groups around Gloucestershire to support people with their new year’s resolutions.

People that sign up to the four week Resolve course will explore how to look after their body, strengthen their mind, inspire their soul and deepen their relationships.

The aim is to bring groups of like-minded people together as they try to make positive changes in their lives.

Around 50 people attended the event a Christ Church, Cheltenham last week, organised and run by the Revd Mike Smith.

The Revd Tim Mayfield, Vicar at Church Church, Cheltenham said: “After the DVD we broke into three large groups to discuss the helpful questions and it was great to hear gales of laughter from time to time from each of the groups. It was just such a lovely thing, to invite our community in to reflect together on ways in which we can look after our bodies.”

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The Bishop of Gloucester, the Rt Revd Rachel Treweek said: “Every year many people set out with great intentions about introducing positive changes in their lives. It could be taking up exercise, spending more time with friends and family or committing to a particular challenge.  But alone, it can be hard to stick to these resolutions.  Coming along to one of these groups can give people a support network and set them on a path to flourishing.”


Dates:   Thursdays 10, 17, 24 and 31 January 2019

Time:    7pm

Venue:  Small Hall at St John’s Church, St John’s Avenue, Churchdown, GL3 2DB

Contact: The Revd Jacqui Hyde (Vicar), 01452 713421,



Dates: Wednesdays (TBC), 9, 16, 23, 30 January

Time: TBC

Venue: St James’ Church Centre, Bream

Contact: The Revd Chris Maclay, 


Run your own course: Visit the Ugly Duckling Company website


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