JUST A REMINDER TO SIGN UP SOON FOR THE 1 December Training Day…
We are delighted to announce that our first Leaders Training Day will take place on Sat 1 December at St Patrick’s Church, Soho Square, London. Full details below. We hope you will be able to join us.
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WHAT IS THE DAY ABOUT?
For those interested in learning more about the Sycamore programme, and for those who have already been using Sycamore in their parishes and communities. The purpose of the day is:
(1) to introduce Sycamore to those who are thinking about using it in their parish, school or chaplaincy
(2) to learn from the experience of those who have already been using Sycamore – to share good practice
(3) to introduce “Sycamore Version 2” – a completely new set of films and resources that is being produced this autumn and will be launched in the new year
(4) to run a focus group in order to learn what kind of training and resources we should provide in the future
Basement Meeting Room, St Patrick’s Catholic Church, 21A Soho Square, London W1D 4NR, UK. Entrance is through the church lobby, via the staircase on the left, just before you enter the main church itself.
10.30am – arrivals and coffee
11am – introduction to the Sycamore programme as it stands; introduction to Sycamore Version 2 – why we have re-made the resources and what the new version will be like; Q&A
12noon – sharing good practice: input from the Sycamore team about how to run a successful Sycamore programme; and learning from current leaders about how they have done things; discussion
1pm – lunch – PLEASE BRING A PACKED LUNCH
1.45pm (for those who wish to stay after lunch): A focus group with discussion about how we can best market and promote Sycamore; what kind of resources leaders are looking for to help them run it successfully; how to build a support community for Sycamore leaders and local groups; etc
3pm – finish
There is no charge for the day, but we will ask for donations to help us cover the costs of the event
Nearest tube stations: Tottenham Court Road (2 mins); Leicester Square (5 mins).
Please check the Transport for London Status Page to check on public transport for the day:
You will not receive a confirmation email when you submit the form; but we will email you a few days before the event with any updates
WHAT IS SYCAMORE?
Sycamore is a programme of evangelisation, catechesis, formation and culture. Using short, high-quality online videos, and a “meet-learn-discuss” methodology, it is designed for use with groups in parishes, schools, chaplaincies and beyond. Participants are invited to learn about the Christian faith, and to share their own ideas and questions, without fear of being judged.
Sycamore forms leaders in a culture of welcome and openness, as well as rooting them in a holistic vision of Catholic Christianity. It includes a set of supplementary resources for individual participants to explore outside the meetings. It also includes an online multi-media platform for Catholic teaching and evangelisation, with videos and resources available for wider use.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Updates via the Sycamore website: https://sycamore.fm/news/