Future Courses

CEPHAS 2020: Creation and Creativity (CANCELLED due to corona virus pandemic). 

We regret that we have had to cancel CEPHAS this year. 

Not how the world is, but that it is, is the mystery (Wittgenstein)

CEPHAS 2020 opens up a space to explore the mystery of existence. We will examine the rich philosophical tradition (and some of the key conceptual tools) that Aquinas draws upon in developing his celebrated account of God’s creation of the world.

We will also explore how philosophical and theological understandings of God’s creation might affect how we think creatively about our own lives, and about the work of artists.

all men and women are entrusted with the task of crafting their own life: in a certain sense, they are to make of it a work of art, a masterpiece (St. Pope John Paul II).

As usual, there will be philosophy and theology workshops, as well guest lectures (with fine wine, questions and discussion) in the evenings, including a talk by Dr Beppe Pezzini entitled ‘Tolkien and sub-creation: the freedom and dependence of the artist’.

There will also be free time for relaxation, private reading and reflection. The sessions are organised so that participants, if they would like, may join in the daily liturgy of the Stone Community.

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Suggested donation: Residential: £220 / £140 (student)


Our staff are voluntary, and the cost of the course includes food and accommodation.

There are bursaries available for anyone (whether employed or not) who would like to come but would benefit from financial assistance.

To participate, or for more information, please contact Sr Valery Walker.

All CEPHAS courses have been oversubscribed, so please book early to avoid disappointment.