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Tuesday May 3, 10:00 am to Thursday May 5, 4:00 pm£175
Open to Clergy, Readers and lay ministers only
The Revd. Canon Dr Tom Clammer will be leading Kingdom Vision Retreat this year.
Tom is a novice brother of the Anglican Order of Cistercians, and the Cistercian traditions of contemplation, work and study will influence the themes of this retreat. The most important thing about any retreat is having the time and space to allow our mind and heart to drift where it will, and hopefully move closer to God in holy friendship, and so everything in the retreat is optional, and you should feel free to opt in or out of as much as feels appropriate.
Through his addresses Tom will introduce some themes of the Cistercian life, using Cistercian writings, poetry, music and liturgy, and encourage us to feel our lives and ministries as grounded in those deep wellsprings of nourishment: Scripture, prayer and contemplation. A simple pattern of worship, times of study and lots of silence for reflection, meditation and of course sleep, and common times of eating and drinking together will form a space in which we can reflect on our ministry, find thanksgiving for that which is good, offer to God all that is difficult or challenging, and find rejuvenation and the breath and kiss of the Holy Spirit.
Tom Clammer OC has very long-standing links with the diocese of Gloucester. Although he and his wife live in Salisbury, Tom grew up in the parish of Tidenham at the very south of the Forest of Dean, and it was there that he discerned his vocation to ordination. After training at Westcott House he returned to Gloucester to serve his curacy in the parish of Longlevens in Gloucester city, and was then incumbent of the Sevenside Benefice: seven rural villages in between Gloucester and Tewkesbury. He then moved to Salisbury to take up the post of Canon Precentor at the cathedral.
Three years ago the onset of Multiple Sclerosis led Tom to retire from stipendiary ministry, and since then he has been working freelance in theological education, spiritual direction and has developed a contemplative ministry as a member of the Anglican Order of Cistercians. He maintains some priestly ministry in the parish of Tidenham in retirement.
For more information about Tom visit www.tomclammer.com
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