Blessings and Beatitudes – a day of reflection and creativity

Saturday 23rd July 2016, 10.30am – 4.30pm

The act of blessing is a living mystery within many spiritual traditions. In this course we will uncover, explore and celebrate our own blessedness and its action in the world, using the ‘Appleseed’ process of mindful, simple creativity.

Inspired by beautiful and unexpected readings from a wide range of sources, participants are guided in meditative arts activities requiring no special skills.

‘Appleseed’, a form of practical spiritual exploration developed by Quakers, proves itself time and time again as an inspiring and rewarding process that opens the heart, feeds the mind and lets the spirit soar.

Jennie Barnsley and Roy Bayfield run Simple Spirit Creativity and have conducted ‘Appleseed’ courses for over 10 years. Jennie is a Quaker theologian; Roy is a writer with experience of meditation in the western wisdom tradition. They provide an abundance of carefully chosen art materials for their workshops. Just bring a packed lunch.

“I love the permission and the inspiration the Appleseed process initiates and fosters.”

“Thank you for helping me understand that as well as wondering at, loving and being inspired by the beauty I find everywhere in the world around (and ‘outside’) me, I also have the ability to create beauty. This is a new realisation for me and very profound…especially as someone who was put off art more than 30 years ago at school.”

Places are limited to 16 adult participants and booking through Eventbrite is essential. Standard £16/ concessions £10