What IS Cursillo®?

A movement of the Anglican Church in the diocese which provides a method by which Christians are empowered to grow through prayer, study and action and enabled to share God's love with everyone.

  • Cursillo® is a method of informing, supporting and encouraging our lives as Christians.
  • Cursillo® (pronounced "kur-see-yo") is a Spanish word meaning "short course."
  • Cursillo® in any diocese can only operate with the blessing of the diocesan Bishop.

What does Cursillo® offer?

  • An opportunity to grow in faith.
  • A opportunity to experience the love and grace of God and the joy of Christian fellowship.
  • A way of building a dynamic Christian community for mutual support along the spiritual journey.
  • It embraces the insights and good teachings of all the traditions in the Anglican church.
  • It is a movement within the church and so it works in harmony with other groups and organisations in a parish.

Who is it for?

People just like you - laity and clergy - anyone who is:

  • curious.
  • searching.
  • discovering.
  • growing.
  • wanting to be glad and confident in their faith.

What is a Cursillo® Weekend?

  • This is the first three days: It usually begins on a Thursday evening and ends the following Sunday afternoon.
  • During these three days, those attending live and work together, listening to talks given by different people, both lay and ordained.
  • You will hear talks on Ideals, Grace, Obstacles to Grace, the Life of Prayer, Study, Action, Lay People in the Church, Sacraments and the Christian Community.
  • The talks lead to lively discussion in small groups.
  • Learning, praying, sharing, singing, laughing and living together is the basis for discovering what it means to say, "We are the body of Christ."

What is expected of me?

  • There is no specific response expected of you.
  • Just be open to receive what God has for you.
  • Simply take a fresh look at what the Church has always taught - Good News - the miraculous and joyous discovery of Christ's unconditional love.

Is that really all?

  • Yes! There are no tricks, no gimmicks, no hidden mysteries only revealed to the initiated. If there are any surprises, that's only because the Christian life itself is full of surprises.
  • You aren't expected to know or do more, just reflect on being more!

And then...?

  • The weekend is not an end in itself but very much a beginning. Its purpose is to lead us into...

The Fourth Day

  • The Fourth Day is where we continue our journey together, and is the most important part of Cursillo®. We support and encourage one another as we seek to live and work to God's praise and glory.

Sound too good to be true?

  • Why not contact us to find out more.
  • We will gladly answer any further questions you may have.
  • Then come and see for yourself!
  • Our next weekend is at Launde Abbey Leicestershire .  Please see the dates on our home page.
  • Applications are now being accepted, please email our booking secretary  her email address is  lacbookings40@gmail.com
Contact Us Bookmark This Site Home Page