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South West Area Meeting, 25th January 2020

All Cursillistas in the South West, whether active in Group Reunions or not are welcome to attend the South West Area Meeting.

The talk at this meeting will be the Cursillo Rule of Life led by Rev Alastair Davies (Bristol Cursillo SD) and Rev Tony Price (Oxford Cursillo SD). After refreshments the meeting will start with a Floating Group Reunion.

Lunch will be provided (small donations towards costs welcome). Please notify Angela Smith, South West Area Rep, if you would like to attend, on

If you are travelling by train and would like a lift from Chippenham Station. Please let Angela know.

Full details in the poster.


The inspiring setting of Chester Cathedral rang with joyful sounds of Eucharist on Sat August 31 as it hosted this year’s National gathering of British Anglican Cursillo. During the day Richard Stephens, Chair of Kairos UK, gave a challenging talk on the work of Cursillo in prisons, bringing hope and God’s love to prisoners under the name of Kairos. The colourful congregation caused a stir by parading the embroidered banners from each Cursillo Diocese through the streets led by City of Chester Brass Band.

Bishop Peter spoke of the renewal and enthusiasm felt by Christians on the three day course which is ‘Cursillo’ and how it continues into the ‘fourth day’; the rest of their lives. The Service certainly reflected that joy and visitors to the Cathedral on the Saturday afternoon were encouraged to join in the celebration. One visitor on a day trip from Hull was so inspired she hurried away to search online for a local Weekend. For the Christians of the Chester Diocese it’s easy- the answer is Foxhill House and Woodlands, Frodsham from Thursday October 24 to Sunday October 27 or Wistaston Hall, Crewe, 28-31 May, 2020. See you there?

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