25 years of Cursillo in our diocese


undefinedChester diocesan Cursillo members are celebrating the quarter century anniversary of the arrival of this inspiring short course in our diocese. Since 1988 local Christians have met with God through Cursillo, which is guided by lay-led talks and clergy-led meditations.

Now a world-wide movement, Cuirsillo (Spanish for ‘short course’) first appeared in Spain in 1944. It was a Roman Catholic movement for many years, but in more recent decades Christians from other denominations joined.

Those who’ve already been on Cursillo in our diocese won’t be surprised to find the event includes cake – but also includes spiritual food such as a witness talk, sharing Christian experiences, prayers for each other, and Holy Communion led by Bishop Peter.

Those people who haven’t yet experienced Cursillo will find a warm welcome. If you would like more details then email the Spiritual Adviser, the Revd Veronica Hydon. vhydon@hotmail.com           

Or come and join the 25th anniversary celebration to be held on Sunday 21 April at Chester Cathedral. Arrivals from 2.30pm, for a 3pm welcome by British Anglican Cursillo Council President Lyn Radcliffe. At 6.30pm there will be Holy Communion led by Bishop Peter.

Present day members of Cursillo (pronounced ‘kur-see-yo’) are hoping to hear memories of times past and of cases where attending a the course has led members in their Christian lives since. If you have photos, stories or memories to share please contact the Lay Director, Mary Mitchell mary.e.mitchell@talk21.com or the Revd Veronica Hydon.            

Those who intend to go to the anniversary celebrations at the cathedral please let Cursillo know in advance by emailing Mary Mitchell.

Pictured: Chester Cursillo members at the organisation’s national meeting last year