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Sat, 08 Jun



Faith and Hope in Midlife

...exploring, reflecting, celebrating - A retreat day with Dr. Anne Shave.

Faith and Hope in Midlife
Faith and Hope in Midlife

Time & Location

08 Jun 2024, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Christchurch, 6 Whitewash Head Road, Scarborough, Christchurch 8081, New Zealand

About the event

- Faith and Hope in Midlife - 

A day for all interested to explore , reflect and celebrate the significant transitions in life and faith.

Based on Anne Shave’s PhD research into the experiences of Presbyterian, Anglican and Catholic churchgoers, and her recently-published book Faith and Hope in Midlife: Reflecting on Churchgoers’ Experiences, this will be a day with time for interaction as well as a good chunk of quiet time for personal reflection. People of all ages are welcome to attend.

About your host:

Dr Anne Shave graduated with her doctorate in Theology from the University of Otago in 2018. Her research explored the experiences of Christians in midlife, within Catholic, Anglican and Presbyterian congregations in New Zealand. In 2019 Anne was a scholar in residence at Vaughan Park Anglican Retreat Centre in Auckland and also completed a short course in retreat direction and spiritual guidance at St Beuno’s Jesuit Spirituality Centre in Wales. Formerly a secondary-school English teacher, Anne is now employed part-time at Cashmere Presbyterian Church and also works as a tutor at disability support and service provider Hōhepa Canterbury. She is currently completing a post-graduate certificate in Ministry Supervision through Laidlaw College in Auckland.

You always have the option to arrive earlier or stay longer by booking extra nights (self-catered and guided) at Sister Eveleen. Just let us know upon registration.

Our fees are set low to encourage participation in our programme and ministry, and do not represent the true cost of the upkeep and maintenance of this wonderful historic house.

If you are able, we would welcome your additional contribution. If you would like a donation tax receipt for anything in excess of the base cost, please let us know.

On the other hand, if you'd like to attend but the cost is prohibitive, please get in touch as we may be able to assist you.


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