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How Do We Keep In Touch?

Here we are still in special measures and social distancing with no real end in sight. We have been like this for over half a year and I think we have all written off the rest of 2020. There are no predictions of the all clear coming for early next year either. So how do we cope, how do we stay in contact and how do we encourage each other and be encouraged?

The biggest lesson for me in all of this is how important our group reunions and Ultreyas are to me. I am missing the closeness, special sharing and openness that only happens in a group reunion. Not seeing others, hearing witness talks and being inspired by the biblical response and getting together with you all. I am missing Cursillo and all of you much more than I thought I would; And I’m sure I’m not the only one.

What can be done? Well, the Secretariat have been meeting on Zoom and we have had two meetings in a garden, keeping our distance. The National Ultreya is on Zoom on September the 5th. Let me know if you need the link. If it works well then it will be something we would be keen to try here in Durham.

I would encourage us all to think outside the box and try and look for ways to spend time together. If you can use Zoom, Google Meet or video chat then try to get your group reunion involved and give it a go. As the weather is good try an outdoor group reunion. If that’s no good for you, how about a ten minute phone call a day until you have caught up with everyone in your group. I remember when I was in the forces how much I loved getting a letter. So maybe you want to start writing and sending palanca.

Please give it a go and let us know what works for you and your group reunion. If there is anything I can do to help, please let me know.


Martin Luxon

Welcome to Durham Anglican Cursillo! Cursillo has been active in this diocese since 2001 and was fully launched at our first Weekend in September 2003. Bishop Mark (of Jarrow) is a member of Cursillo and active supporter, and we have enjoyed the full support of both previous Bishops of Durham.
Former Bishop of Durham, The Most Reverend Justin Welby, now Archbishop of Canterbury also gave us his blessing and encouragement in building up the body of the church in acts of service.

CURSILLO is exciting!
CURSILLO is invigorating!
CURSILLO is empowering!

CURSILLO offers you:

A method for empowering Christians to grow in Faith

A way of renewal for the Church

Inspiration for mission to the World

CURSILLO helps you to discover what it means for YOU to be a Christian in the 21st century!

Very many people who have experienced a Cursillo Weekend join one of its small groups to support each other in Christian discipleship and soon become active in the movement.

To find out more, explore the links on this website. You may also view the video below.

Cursillo - Hope for the Anglican Church from Adam Simcox on Vimeo.

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