congregational activities

Seniors’ Action Team
Autumn/Winter 2016 Programme


A Trip Down Memory Lane: Films

Films are shown in the Conrad Hilton room starting at 2pm and finish with tea and cake.

Thursday 22 September

It's A Wonderful Life (1946), originally made for Liberty Films, is one of the most popular and heart-warming films ever made by director Frank Capra. An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.                                     

Thursday 20 October

Brief Encounter (1945) is a British romantic drama film directed by David Lean about British suburban life, centring on Laura, a married woman with children, whose conventional life becomes increasingly complicated because of a chance meeting at a railway station with a stranger, Alec. They inadvertently but quickly progress to an emotional love affair, which brings about unexpected consequences.    

Thursday 17 November

The Remains of the Day (1993) in the late 1930's, in a stately home of England called Darlington Hall, Stevens (Anthony Hopkins) is a butler who sacrificed body and soul to service in the years leading up to World War II realizes too late how misguided his loyalty was to his lordly employer.

Thursday 15 December

Miracle on 34th Street (1947) With Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Edmund Gwenn, Gene Lockhart. When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing.

Know your Cathedral Series

These sessions will start at 2pm in the Conrad Hilton room and conclude with tea and cake at 3pm.

Thursday 6 October
Spot the difference: Walk-About

This is a follow-up session conducted by Paul Sewell (Verger) on his slide show on the 100 years of cathedral building changes. He will show us parts of the building which were originally external to the building and other fascinating changes which are still visible today on close examination.

Thursday 3 November
Bell Tower Tour

This will be conducted by the Tower Captain Simon Reading. You will need to be fit to climb the stairs. Simon will give us an overview of what is involved as we gather in the vast bell tower. The talk will include a demonstration with some hands on pullingof the ropes for those brave enough to try.

Thursday 1 December
Cathedral Archer Project

A talk given by Tim Renshaw director of the Archer Project or one of his colleagues: “The Cathedral Archer Project (CAP) is a place where homeless people can change their lives for the better. We believe life should be rewarding and enjoyable. Homelessness is neither of these”. Come listen to how lives can be changed.

What do Christian Believe?
A pilgrim course for Seniors

The sessions will begin with coffee at 11am and finish at 12:15pm in the Town Trust room.

This course is for those who wish to explore the Christian faith and for those who wish to revisit or review their Christian journey. The course is intended to be flexible and will not follow a rigid programme so that we can explore and journey together. Each session will be based on the baptismal promises. As our guide we will be using a booklet called Pilgrim-a course for the Christian Journey, Book 1, Turning to Christ, £5.99 available in the Cathedral gift shop. There will be no obligation to attend every session as each will be complete in themselves. 

Session 1: Tuesday 1 November
Do you turn to Christ?

Session 2: Tuesday 8 November
Do you believe and trust God the Father?

Session 3: Tuesday 15 November
Do you believe in his son Jesus Christ?

Session 4: Tuesday 22 November
Do you believe in the Holy Spirit?

Session 5: Tuesday 29 November
Do you repent of your sins?

Session 6: Tuesday 6 December
Do you renounce evil?

The course will be led by Captain Michael Collyer CA, Honorary Cathedral Evangelist.