Staff & pilgrims of Norwich Cursillo Weekend #13 as well as members of the Norwich Cursillo 4th Day Community gathered at Banningham for a Welcome Back Ultreya last Saturday (2nd November)
The event was hosted by Jeanie Feneron , Lay Rector of Norwich #13 at St Botolphs Church in Banningham where the Ultreya took place. Jeanie very generously invited everyone back to The Crown Inn opposite for refreshments and a time of fellowship afterwards.
The Ultreya took place in church and featured hymn singing, floating group reunion, a witness talk and clergy response as well as notices and announcements. We welcomed Sue as our organist who accompanied us in singing several hymns. Sue and her husband were invited to join us for refreshments and enjoyed our fellowship.
Those gathered exchanged recent experiences during a time of floating group reunion. Once again I’m sure we were all encouraged by sharing our recent moments close to Christ with our fellow Cursillistas.
The Witness talk was given on this occasion by Pat, our BACC Area Representative, who spoke about her recent experience of starting up a local Group Reunion in Diss and offered some reflections on practical help whilst supporting potential participants ready for a weekend. Pat emphasised that not only should we Talk to Jesus about a participant before Talking to them about Cursillo but await Gods Time for them to respond. Revd Canon Steve gave a Clergy Response and we were invited to reflect on several biblical examples of Gods time in action.
Our Lay Director, Barbara Harrold, gave several notices which included announcements of the dates of our Weekends in 2020 as well as an update on activities associated with planning for the National Ultreya in 2021. With the enthronement of our new Bishop, Graham, only a short time away. Barbara and Jane have arranged to visit Bishop Graham to introduce themselves and the work of Norwich Cursillo. We were pleased to hear that Bishop Graham is already familiar with Cursillo, having made his Cursillo in Scotland in the 1980s. We are indeed blessed and look forward to working with Bishop Graham in the future.
Following the conclusion of the Ultreya we gathered at The Crown Inn (which is run by Jeanie and her family) where we enjoyed hospitality and a time of friendship before we went our separate ways much refreshed and encouraged. Our thanks go of course to Jeanie and her family for providing us with such splendid fare. A collection was taken which will be put towards the costs expected during the National Ultreya in September 2021.
Some pictures of our gathering:
Bill Rout BACC Rep.