Open to all with an interest

Wydale Hall

Thursday 12th October 2017

9.45 - 3.30pm

Revd Canon Dr Christopher Collingwood, Chancellor, York Minster

An experienced retreat leader and spiritual director.

Do you have doubts? If so, what do you do with them? Do you ignore them and hope they’ll go away or do you stay with them, however uncomfortable they may be, and let them lead you into a deeper relationship with God?

The premise of this day is that doubt can play a creative role in our lives, leading, ultimately, to a more profound faith.

Cost £25 payable to Wydale Hall to include lunch and refreshments.

To book, contact Wydale Hall, Brompton by Sawdon, North Yorkshire YO13 9DG.

01723 859270,



09.45 Coffee

10.00 Introductions

Session 1: The Necessary Role for Doubt in the Life of Faith.

This session will use the parable of the Good Samaritan to explore why doubt is necessary as a corrective to our distorted beliefs about how things really are.

11.10 Coffee

11.30 Session 2: When Doubt seems to be all there is.

This session will draw on the writings, particularly, of St John of the Cross to explore how doubt itself signals the transition to a different and deeper relationship with and experience of God, one which John describes as ‘night’ and which leaves us with pure faith alone.

12.30 Midday Prayer

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Session 3: Living comfortably with Faith and Doubt as two Sides of the same Coin.

This session will provide an opportunity for those attending the day to explore together their own experience of the relationship between faith and doubt, as well as to reflect on appropriate ways of helping those whom we accompany on their spiritual journeys through doubt and faith.

15.30 Tea and depart

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