Healing Stories

‘Healing – more or less’ with Tom Gordon, and including "conversations", workshops and a Communion Service

Saturday November 4th 2017 – Doors open at 9:30am
Histon Baptist Church

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    Tom Gordon will explore different aspects of healing using stories from his ministry as a Church of Scotland Minister and Chaplain and from his books of modern-day parables and reflections. 

    Using stories, he will explore these thoughts: "healing is wholeness and not cure; healing is about the past as well as the present; healing is about acceptance and not fixing; healing is profoundly spiritual"

    Tom worked in parish ministry in two Edinburgh parishes for 20 years before serving as chaplain at the Edinburgh Marie Curie Hospice for 15 years. He retired from full-time work in 2009 and now gives his time to writing as well as facilitating bereavement programmes (the Acorns programmes in Edinburgh and Stepping Stones programmes in East Lothian) and offering spiritual-care training and support.  He is currently working on a second book on issues of bereavement, grief and loss as a follow-up to one of his earlier books, New Journeys Now Begin (www.ionabooks.com).  He is married with three grown-up children and two grandsons. He lives in Port Seton, East Lothian, Scotland. 


    • There will be opportunities for public conversations around "A story of loss" (Tom Gordon) "A story of reconciliation" (Olivia Coles) "A story of confession" (Anne Aldridge) 
    • And workshops exploring "Stories from chaplaincy" (Keith Morrison) "Listening Skills" (Mary Smale), "Responding to stories thorugh Art" (Sue GInsberg).
    • The day will conclude with a Communion Service including Laying on of Hands and Anointing led by Rev Olivia Coles
    • A book stall run by Soham Christian Bookshop, including books by Tom Gordon
    • Hearing loop provided and disability access

    Tickets £15 per person

    Further information:

    Alasdair Coles: ajc1020@medschl.cam.ac.uk
    Patricia Saunders: pat.saunders23@ntlworld.com


    Starts: Saturday, November 4th 2017 at 10:00am
    Doors open: 9:30am
    Ends: Saturday, November 4th 2017 at 4:00pm

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    Timezone: Europe/London
    Bookings close: November 4th 2017


    Histon Baptist Church
    Poplar Road
    CB24 9LN
    United Kingdom

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    This event is organized by Alasdair Coles.

    Telephone 01223 514083
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    Histon Baptist Church is on the corner of Station Road and Poplar Road in Histon. CB24 9LN will take you to Poplar Road, but the car park is up the driveway on the north side of the building. There is ample accessible parking.

    The Citi 8 and 110 buses have nearby bus stops. The guided bus has stops in Histon.

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