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[2022-01-20]

Cursillo's History and New Developments

In this video our National Spiritual Director looks at the origins of Cursillo, it's transformation in America, and it's subsequent arrival in the UK. Against this background Stephen explores just what is at the heart and root of Cursillo, and how new approaches and ideas are reshaping us for the future.

The talk was originally prepared for a Diocesan "Day of Deeper Understanding," but so many people wanted to see it again or heard about it from others that we've made it available for everyone to see.

DDU: the 3-day weekend


[2020-12-20]

Goodbye Trevor King, Hello Beth Roberts

At the 2020 AGM, held virtually on 14th November 2020, Trevor King wished us all a fond farewell as he stepped down as President after 3 and a half years in post. In an unusual turn of events, Trevor's role was extended by another 6 months following the delay to the AGM meeting, originally scheduled for May 2020. During a closing short speech received a card and present from the BACC Officers and all Cursillos across the country. Following the meeting, Trevor sent this card to the whole Cursillo community:

During the same meeting the Bishop of Ely, the Rt Revd Stephen Conway, joined the meeting from his official residence and commissioned President-elect Beth Roberts to her position as President of the British Anglican Cursillo Council. In her first letter to Cursillistas afterwards, Beth described the short ceremony as "very moving". Beth is introducing herself to the whole community via an article in the next edition of BACC Pages.


[2020-08-20]

New date for Conference #8

The coronavirus pandemic appears to be with us for the winter and potentially through to spring. The BACC Officers have thus taken the decision to defer (in effect cancel) the 2020 Conference, due in November, and rebook it for May 2022, the date when the next conference would be due in the normal course of events.

This decision was taken after careful consideration of several issues:

Alternative dates in October or November 2021 were considered but turned out to be unavailable at Hayes.


[2020-08-05]

UK Ultreya 2020 Cancelled

Following much deliberation by BACC's Standing Committee, and upon the recommendation of the UK Ultreya 2020 committee, it has been decided to cancel this year's British gathering, due to take place in London, in light of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.

Trevor King, BACC President, said in his letter to diocesan Secretariats:
"[It is] with great sadness this has been cancelled. London & Southwark dioceses have been able to book the same venue, Southwark Cathedral, for Saturday 3rd September 2022. Norwich dioceses will host the UK Ultreya next year as planned on Sat 4th September 2021 and Canterbury will now be holding it in 2023."


[2020-04-02]

Rev Stephen Bowring speaks on COVID-19

Our National Spiritual Director, Rev'd Stephen Bowring explores the theological challenges thrown up by COVID-19 and our response to it.

Read Stephen's full letter to understand how "Christ is counting on you"


[2020-08-05]

UK ULTREYA 2019

The inspiring setting of Chester Cathedral rang with joyful sounds of Eucharist on Sat August 31 as it hosted this year’s UK 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?

www.chestercursillo.org.uk

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