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New Forms of Monasticism?

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New Forms of Monasticism?

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Within the contemporary world we have witnessed a growing body of Christians living outside the cloistered life, who are seriously considering the benefits of monasticism. This conference will bring together practitioners and academics in fields of theology, sociology and spirituality to explore new forms of monastic ways of living and expression.

Guest speakers

  • Dr Bernadette Flanagan
  • Canon Dr Robin Gibbons
  • Anthony Grimley
  • Rev’d Ian Mobsby
  • Dr Stefania Palmisano
  • Prof Jonathan Wooding


  • 9.30am: Arrivals, Registration and Coffee
  • 10.00am: Introduction: Anthony Grimley
  • 10.15am: Professor Bernadette Flanagan: New Monasticism : A Beguine Option?
  • 11.30am: Break
  • 11.45am: Rev’d Ian Mobsby
  • 1.00pm: Lunch (Senior Common Room)
  • 2.00pm: Canon Dr Robin Gibbons
  • 3.00pm: Short break
  • 3.15pm: Sarah Pillar and Sarah Hay: Holding a safe space for a dangerous journey with a wild God!
  • Anthony Grimley
  • 4.45pm: Finish


The day will run from 10am to 5pm and will include talks, workshops and plenary forum. It will cost £35 including a buffet lunch.

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