During 2018 Churches across the country will be joining in with HOPE18, and its vision of showing Jesus' love and telling the Gospel story in the heart of every community. At Whalley Abbey we will be playing our part by hosting retreats and quiet days as usual, but in particular by telling the Bible story through the use of fine art. 'Inspired to Follow' is an idea developed by St. Martin in the fields in partnership with the National Gallery in London, and over the course of 22 sessions uses paintings from the gallery's collection to explore two questions:
How can I deepen my faith in God? and, What does it mean to follow Jesus today?
Beginning in Lent, and then continuing into the Autumn, we will be offering two opportunities to be 'Inspired to Follow', on Wednesday evenings or Thursday mornings. Each session can stand alone, so participants don't need to have attended earlier sessions.
In addition Holy Communion is celebrated every Friday morning at 9.30am, followed for those who wish to stay , by the Abbey Christian Meditation Group. New participants are always welcome.
For dates of Inspired to Follow and residential retreats please click on the link below.