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Talking Circle at St Paul's Cathedral, Sale

EVENT DATE: August 6th, 2023

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EXPLORING: What are the opportunities for us to work together better across ministry settings, and how might we do that?

This afternoon will provide a ‘taster’ of the facilitated Talking Circle process by inviting participants into a ‘real’ talking circle around the question above.

The Talking Circle uses a ‘Talking Piece’ which is passed around, to help create conditions of deep and respectful speaking and listening, while also retaining the freedom to not speak. Your choice to participate, at whatever level you wish, will be respected.

Following the experience of the Talking Circle, we will have a debrief session to reflect on the process.

DATE: Sunday, 6th August

TIME: Arrive from 1:30 PM for 2:00-5:00 PM

Please stay on for Evensong at 5:30 PM followed by a festive supper for the Transfiguration.

FACILITATOR Michael Wood is an Anglican Priest and Coach who has extensive experience in using and teaching Talking Circles in churches, NGOs, government, education, and community settings around Australia. Michael is currently working as Community Chaplain at St Stephen’s Anglican Church, Richmond.

Michael’s first book, Practicing Peace: Theology, Contemplation, and Action was published in 2022. Copies will be available for purchase on the day. www.michaeljohnwood.com