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Welcome to Week 5 of the 5 weeks of summer!  

If you have reviewed the course/workshop descriptions please register here. You will then be able to book your course/workshop, accommodations, and meals.  If you do not want to take any of these courses/workshops you can choose the Rest and Relaxation option and book this option, accommodation, and meals here

Your typical day during this week may include morning worship and contemplation, breakfast, and courses from 9:30 - 12:30.  You will then have lunch, and there are optional events and activities in the afternoon, on site at the Sorrento Centre, or in the surrounding Shuswap region. Then dinner, evening gatherings, and workshop and contemplation. 

We look forward to welcoming you to the Sorrento Centre and the beautiful Shuswap!

Course descriptions below:

Worship leaders: Rev. David Taylor and Rev. Andrew Halladay

Sharing bread four: the journey continues with Suzanne Rumsey: The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund, the international and domestic development agency of the Anglican Church of Canada, has offered this workshop on food security and food justice with both international and domestic perspectives – drawing on local and global examples. The Sorrento Centre’s 8-acre natural farm will, once again, form part of the week’s activity. Stay tuned for more details. Suzanne Rumsey is public engagement co-ordinator at PWRDF, a gifted lay theologian and has worked across Canada and globally for several decades.      

Celtic Treasures with Lorie Martin and David Taylor: Come engage in Christian Celtic Spirituality themes through story, chants, and interactive experiences to connect more deeply with our True Essence, the Sacred Earth, and Oneness with God. The course includes time in the classroom, and also around the main campus and natural farm of the Sorrento Centre. Lorie Martin is a spiritual director and contemplative retreat leader. David Taylor is the Rector of the Parish of St. Dunstan in Aldergrove and works with Lorie as the Executive Director of the new Centre for Spiritual Renewal at St. Dunstan’s.       

Epiphany: a journey of faith and justice with Michael Coren: Michael Coren was a high-profile broadcaster and author, associated with the Christian right, until he began a journey prompted in part by the marriage equality debate.  His book, Epiphany, and other writings set out the costs and challenges of this journey.  Michael wrote, on his ordination in 2019 to the transitional diaconate in the Anglican Church: "The day I was ordained to join the rebel Jesus, I came into Hamilton's cathedral as one thing, and left as another."

    And one more fabulous course – stay tuned for more details shortly!