Chris and Julia Mann

Events at St Francis Parkview 3 – 5 September

 Chris and Julia Mann will be visiting Johannesburg in early September. Both are well-known and highly regarded in their fields: Chris as a poet and Julia Skeen as an artist and meditation practitioner. Chris and Julia have kindly offered their passion and expertise at the following events to be held at St Francis Parkview. Young and older are welcome to attend sessions of interest to them.

Chris Mann

 Wed 3 September 18:30:

Rudiments of Grace: an evening of music and poetry.

The evening will start at 18:30 with a light supper. Rudiments of Grace: an evening of music and poetry, led by Chris Mann, will start at 19:00. Chris has been asked to bring copies of his newly published Rudiments of Grace.

For catering purposes, please let the parish office know if you will be attending this evening by phoning (between 8:30 and 13:00):  011 646 2660

Thurs 4 September 10 – 11 a.m:

Julia Skeen

I Am the Vine: Meditations and Prayers based on the Seasons of Jesus Christ

Spend an hour in the beautiful calm of the church experiencing meditative poems, four paintings portraying Jesus as the true vine and prayers exploring the theme of the Gospel of John 15: I Am the Vine, in the context of the four seasons.

This hour will be led by experienced meditation practitioner Julia Skeen.

Please bring your Anglican Prayer Beads. Prayer beads will also be available at the church to use and/or purchase if you do not have your own.

Fri 5 September 18:00 – 20:00

Making and using Anglican Prayer Beads – for those aged between 9 – 17

In this hands-on session, Julia will introduce young people to the use of beads as an aid to prayer. Each person in the group will choose and make a set of beads for their own use.

There is a cost of R30 per set of beads and other material.


Fri 5 September 18:00 – 20:00

Presentation and discussion of dramatic monologues based on Ignatian explorations of biblical texts, written by Chris Mann.

Whilst Julia is busy with younger people, Chris will lead a group in adding context and character to well-known Biblical figures, such as doubting Thomas.

Those attending will hear the monologues being read professionally, after which the written text of each monologue will be explored by the group.


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