Published: Friday November 24, 2017

New Year: a time for fresh starts and resolutions. But how easy is it to stick to these resolutions on your own? Diets, diaries, dancing classes – finding the motivation to make real change in your life is tough. But this year could be different…

This January, groups of like-minded people around the Diocese of Gloucester will be getting together to support each other as we work to make positive changes in our lives.

Over four weeks, you will explore how to look after your body, strengthen your mind, inspire your soul and deepen your relationships.

The dates and times are listed below – come alone or grab a friend and get ready to get your life on track for 2018.

Find out more.

When did you last really feel alive?

Resolve dates 2018

Rangeworthy Memorial Hall
Sundays – 7, 14 ,21, 28 January, 6.30pm to 8pm
The Revd David Russell, moc.x1713885459mg@le1713885459ssurd1713885459ivad1713885459  01454 294267

Hawkes House Naighbourhood Cafe Bar, Thornbury
Mondays – 8, 15, 22 and 29 January, 8pm to 9pm
Contact Joy Ludlow, moc.k1713885459ooltu1713885459o@wol1713885459duley1713885459oj1713885459

Church Rooms, Calf Lane, Chipping Campden
Tuesdays – 9, 16, 23 and 30 January, time TBC (7pm or 7.30pm)
Contact Craig Bishop, moc.l1713885459iamto1713885459h@poh1713885459sibga1713885459ircs1713885459

Community Shop, Brockweir (in the Loft)
Tuesdays – 9, 16, 23, 30 January, 7.30pm.
Contact Robert Simpson, Robert,moc.t1713885459enret1713885459nitb@171388545920nos1713885459pmis1713885459

Christ Church, Brunswick Road, Gloucester
Tuesdays, 12.30 to 1.30pm
16, 23 and 30 January, 6 February
Contact Juliet Jensen, moc.t1713885459enret1713885459nitb@1713885459nesne1713885459j.tei1713885459luJ1713885459

Christ Church, Cheltenham
Wednesdays – 10, 17, 24 and 31 January.
Contact Mike Smith, moc.l1713885459iamg@1713885459liame1713885459.htim1713885459sdm1713885459

Clearwell Village Hall
Wednesdays – 10, 17, 24 and 31 January.
Contact Alan Wearmouth, ku.oc1713885459.ooha1713885459y@ku217138854592wnal1713885459a1713885459

The Back Room at the Bear, Bisley
Thursdays, 11, 18, 25 January and 1 February
Contact Stephen Jarvis 01453 884545

The Vicarage, Coleford Road, Bream GL15 6ES
Thursday, 18 and 25 January and 1 and 8 February
Contact moc.l1713885459iamel1713885459goog@1713885459sevae1713885459maerb1713885459 01594 368558 or 01594 562985.

Gloucester Cathedral
Register your interest by emailing ku.gr1713885459o.lar1713885459dehta1713885459crets1713885459ecuol1713885459g@evl1713885459oser1713885459

Around 50 people attended the event a Christ Church, Cheltenham last week, organised and run by the Revd Mike Smith.

The Revd Tim Mayfield, Vicar at Church Church, Cheltenham said: “After the DVD we broke into three large groups to discuss the helpful questions and it was great to hear gales of laughter from time to time from each of the groups. It was just such a lovely thing, to invite our community in to reflect together on ways in which we can look after our bodies.

“And there was spontaneous applause at the end of the evening. Mike, in his lovely friendly way, just said something I like ‘we hope to see you all again next week’ and the hall broke into applause.”

The Bishop of Gloucester, the Rt Revd Rachel Treweek said: “Every year many people set out with great intentions about introducing positive changes in their lives. It could be taking up exercise, spending more time with friends and family or committing to a particular challenge.  But alone, it can be hard to stick to these resolutions.  Coming along to one of these groups can give people a support network and set them on a path to flourishing.”


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