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Intro to Moot Afternoon Tea 3rd May 4pm

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On the 3rd May at 4pm, We are host an afternoon tea and intro to Moot.  This will explore the history of why Moot is where it is and why it is a New Monastic Community.  This is run particularly for those who are either new to Moot, or those considering about getting new to Moot.  We do need to know who is coming, so do let us know by clicking the link.  This event is also open to those who genuinely interested in New Monasticism.  Those involved in the Community will be Vanessa Elston and Ian Mobsby.

 

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Ian Mobsby invited to address the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Academic Examination Day, Lambeth Palace

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Ian Mobsby, the Priest in Charge & Missioner of the Moot Community was invited to give a short address at the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Academic Examination Day on Thursday 9th of October, in the Chapel of Lambeth Palace.   The Archbishop has from the middle ages, the right to award post graduate qualifications including PhDs, a practice that was revised in the 19th and 20th Centuries.

The addresses began with a paper from Fr Thomas of the Anglican Benedictine Community of Mirfield drawing on the PhD he has just finished.  Ian Mobsby was invited to give a response drawing on a new monastic perspective.

To read the address click here: A New Monastic Response, Ian Mobsby

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Diocese of London most tweeted and accessed article for the last 2 weeks: is the article on Moot, check this out if you have not seen it

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It was really encouraging to hear today, that the most accessed article on the Diocese of London website, was the article on the Host Cafe and the Moot Community as a New Monastic Community.  It was the most tweeted and accessed article by a factor of thousands.  So thanks to all you are interested and support the work of Moot and our particular way of seeking to draw on monastic spirituality to inform a contemporary way of being Christian…. If you have not read the article, check it out here.

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A Retreat 6th-8th June 2014 with Pádraig Ó Tuama on the theme of ‘Human Encounters in the Gospels’

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It is with great pleasure that we invite Pádraig Ó Tuama to lead an other (in) retreat which will begin with a social on the Friday evening (7.30-10pm) in the Host Cafe area, and then begin on the Saturday (10.30am – 4pm) and end in the afternoon of the Sunday (3-5pm) and then contribute to the Moot Sunday Evening Service.

The gospels are replete with argument, misunderstanding, surprise, encounter, prejudice, categorisation, politics, aggression and generosity. This retreat will delve into many of the narratives from across the four gospel texts with the purpose of creating lines of connection between our own everyday experiences and the experiences detailed by the evangelists. We will join together in a warm atmosphere of reading, talking, storytelling, silence and reflection.

Pádraig Ó Tuama is from Ireland and works as a poet, theologian and conflict mediator, based in Belfast. He has a love of storytelling, both in terms of the written word and the spoken word. His books of poetry are published by Canterbury Press, and Hodder Faith are soon to publish a reflection on living life with the gospels.  The retreat is free for participants of the Moot Community, and discounted for Companions and Friends of Moot, and on sale places for anyone else.

Refreshments will be available at suggested donation level, and please bring your own lunches. Any income raised from this event will go into the fund raising effort to fund the Moot Community projects.

POSTED 06.05.14 BY: ianmobsby | Comments Off on A Retreat 6th-8th June 2014 with Pádraig Ó Tuama on the theme of ‘Human Encounters in the Gospels’

Bp Graham Cray, Archbishop’s Missioner comes to address Moot after the community’s 10th Birthday

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Well its 2013 and Moot began as a missional community at the Parish Church of St Matthews Westminster 10 years ago as a collective of those who felt called to form a new form of missional community.  In time this grew into the New Monastic Community that Moot now is at its home at the Guild Church of St Mary Aldermary in the City of London. This is no small achievement which was and is a challenge to sustain, but is a sign of what is possible through God’s love, vision, hard work and participation in a real community.

This evening we are really pleased that Bp Graham Cray is joining us to speak at our evening Eucharist service, so come mooted or not!

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Hi there justice lovers of London…

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London is a special place! The political hub of the country, financial capital of the world but also a place which is so thriving with a history of activism and justice…

The first Just Space of the year is happening on the 6th February at the home of the Moot Community. This is a really interesting one as JustSpace is going to be taking on a whole new exciting form this year – which is going to be shaped by you and incorporate more of your passions.

Justspace is a gathering of people who are passionate about doing their bit about making this world a better place and exploring our role as Christians in Gods creation. It is supported by Christian Aid, Moot, SCM and The Speak Network.

Do come along as we gather for some good old fashioned food and fun. If you’d like to meet like minded people in London then we’d love to have you along… Brings along anyone you’d wish – the more the merrier!

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead