One of the many intriguing and exciting developments in the Fresh Expressions movement has been the rediscovery of things traditional and ancient – groups of people committed to work with their roots and creative enough to reimagine how those traditional foundations of Church life are practiced.
One of those pioneering groups is Sanctum, a network of sacramental pioneers and practitioners embracing the deep roots of the Church in worship, community and mission. We featured an interview with Eddie Green of Sanctum last year which we loved doing.
It’s great to be able to tell you about Sanctum’s 2018 Gathering, taking place at the Community of the Resurrection, Muirfield. Sanctum hold an annual gathering which has always been an innovative time for those who attend. You can find out more about booking at details for the Sanctum Gathering on their website or download the flyer below.
This years gathering is focusing on the missional opportunities of the church year and wider cultural engagement in the seasons. Eddie tells us “in my context we have a new expression of church that is growing out of un-churched desiring to engage with festival and celebration.”
As we approach Lent and the lead up to Easter its striking to realise the opportunities of the seasons of Church life in terms of mission. Although Church attendance in the UK has been at a low ebb, many still admit to observing the practice of giving up something during that season. Many other Church seasons such as Advent offer similar opportunities to connect missionally and in our worship.
At the 2018 Sanctum Gathering contributors such as Eddie Green, Rowan Williams, Ian Mobsby, Simon Rundell, Alexandra Guest and Johnnie Parkin will also be sharing wisdom about how the church calendar offers creative ways to pioneer. We’d highly recommend it.