FaithLift / 14th November 2021

All (adults) are welcome at our second ‘FaithLift’ day on Sunday 14th November.

Come together with Michelle Moran and Sion Community to be inspired, nourished and strengthened in faith so you can be empowered to make a difference in the world. These days of celebration will include worship, prayer ministry, teaching, reflection and fellowship.

The programme will be announced prior to the day.

There is no need to book in advance. Simply join us at SENT, Sawyers Hall Lane, Brentwood, CM15 9BX.

D Weekend / 28th – 30th January 2022

Young Christians – Daring Disciples!

If you are in year 7 to 9 and want to explore more about your faith with the Sion Youth Team, then

D Weekend is a whole weekend full of fun, friends and faith.

You’ll get to connect with other young people who are just like yourself from all over the country, spending a few days growing closer to God, and of course, having loads of fun with the Sion Youth Team.

Registration is coming soon!

Family Day / 17th October 2021

Sion Community have been regularly running Family Days for several years on Sundays at our centre in Brentwood, Essex. They involve families coming together for about 4 hours from 11:00 AM  and finish about 3:30 PM. 

On a typical Family Day there would be a talk for the adults, faith-based activities for the children, Mass, and a bring-your-own shared lunch. Weather permitting, there might also be supervised outdoor games after lunch. These days are a wonderful opportunity for families to pray, learn and socialise together, providing a much-needed space for reflection for the families who attend, in the midst of busy family lives. They are also a way of helping to keep Sunday special as the Day of the Lord, and are greatly valued by those who attend.

Please book before attending a Family Day, as we do need to prepare age-appropriate resources for each child attending; it also helps us to know any additional needs the children or adults attending may have.

Save the dates for our future days on Saturday 11 December 2021, Sunday 20 February 2022 and Saturday 7 May.

Celebrate Beryl’s 60th Birthday

Beryl, Sion Community’s Treasurer, is our champion marathon runner and has raised thousands of pounds for our Community. She has competed in many prestigious marathons including London, Rome, New York, Chicago and Paris in addition to a variety of major challenges including ‘10 marathons in 10 days’ and ‘100 marathons in 100 weeks’ to name just a few!
However, she has not hung up her running shoes yet!!

Beryl is not having a big party. She is not going out for a scrumptious meal and she is not having a family gathering!

She is going to run 375 miles (600 km) in 12 days!

Starting 21st August, her birthday, of course, Beryl will run 31 miles (50km) every day for 12 consecutive days.

That is more than a marathon each day!

Celebrate the Big Day with Beryl. You don’t have to run, you don’t have to walk or even send her a card – just sponsor her efforts and generosity.

Thank you very much for your support.

OR

Donate via bank – more info here

By cheque: made payable to Sion Community and please write ‘Beryl’s Birthday’ on the back. Send it to: Sion Community, SENT, Sawyers Hall Lane, Brentwood, CM15 9BX. Charity no. 327967

Desired / 25th – 27th June 2021

Especially for ladies who have already experienced the Beloved Women’s Weekend, we bring you a new retreat.

“I am my Beloved’s and his DESIRE is for me”
(Song of Songs 7:10)

As before, a full weekend, from Friday to Sunday, inspiring and motivating – one not to be missed!

For further information please contact us on beloved@sioncommunity.org.uk or call us on 01277 215011.

Bethany series: Martha / 9th-11th July 2021

The house in Bethany was a place of welcome and encounter. Lazarus, Mary and Martha welcomed Jesus into the intimacy of their home and He encountered them in the deepest part of their being, their lives being transformed forever. Each visit drew them closer to Himself in their discipleship journey.

Sion Community invites you to reflect on your own journey as a disciple of Jesus, called to go into a deeper experience of the fullness of life with Him.

This is the 3rd of 3 teaching weekends,  9th-11th July 2021 (Martha).  

Each weekend includes 4 sessions: Friday 7.30-9.00 pm, Saturday 10.00-11.30 am & 6.30-8.00 pm, and Sunday 4.30-6.00 pm. It will also be possible to book a slot to receive personal prayer on Saturday evening or Sunday afternoon of these weekends.

Bethany series: Mary /14th-16th May 2021

The house in Bethany was a place of welcome and encounter. Lazarus, Mary and Martha welcomed Jesus into the intimacy of their home and He encountered them in the deepest part of their being, their lives being transformed forever. Each visit drew them closer to Himself in their discipleship journey.

Sion Community invites you to reflect on your own journey as a disciple of Jesus, called to go into a deeper experience of the fullness of life with Him.

This is the 2nd of 3 teaching weekends, 14th-16th May 2021 (Mary) and the final weekend will be held  9th-11th July 2021 (Martha).  

Each weekend includes 4 sessions: Friday 7.30-9.00 pm, Saturday 10.00-11.30 am & 6.30-8.00 pm, and Sunday 4.30-6.00 pm. It will also be possible to book a slot to receive personal prayer on Saturday evening or Sunday afternoon of these weekends.

Welcome to Sion Community

Sion Catholic Community for Evangelism is a community of disciples on mission, laity and clergy working together to make the Good News of Jesus Christ known. For more than 30 years we have been running parish missions and school missions across the UK. Our work of mission is carried out by our long-term Core Community Members (married couples, single laypersons, and priests) and by young and not so young people who are engaging in formation and discernment alongside us. We also have numerous Associate Members who have a heart for evangelisation and live our charism in their everyday lives.

Since 1990 we have been building community and running courses at our residential centre (S.E.N.T.) in Brentwood, Essex. We have a long tradition of welcoming Hospitality Helpers, who spend a year working to make our house a place of welcome. In the year 2000, we birthed a sister community, Céilí, in Ireland, and are now actively building links with Spain and Lithuania.

We work under the authority of the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales and have three bishops as patrons – Archbishop Longley, Archbishop McDonald and Bishop Peter Doyle. Our founder priest, Mgr Pat Lynch, now leads the Céilí Community in Ireland. Founding members Peter and Michelle Moran continue to serve as Core Members of Sion, and in November 2020, Michelle was elected by the community to serve as our Community Leader for a two year term.

St Paul VI proposed anew the work of evangelisation in his seminal document, Evangelii Nuntiandi. St John Paul II identified that the time had come for a “new evangelisation” in those parts of the world where the Gospel had once been accepted but is now rejected. Pope Francis began his pontificate with a call to rediscover the Joy of the Gospel and our Catholic calling to be missionary disciples, sharing the message that “Jesus Christ loves you; He gave His life to save you; and now He is living at your side every day to enlighten, strengthen and free you.”

Members of Sion Community continue this work in schools, in parishes and in S.E.N.T. our Brentwood residential centre. Do you have a heart for evangelism, with a hunger for an experience of community? Are you looking for missionaries who can share this good news in a fresh way for your school or parish? Are you a young person looking for a chance to get away from home and re-connect or go deeper with God? On our website you will find the different ways in which Sion Community can be of service to you. We look forward to hearing from you soon.