Sheffield Anglican Cursillo

Cursillo is a movement of the Church providing a method by which Christians are empowered to grow through prayer, study and action and enabled to share God’s love with everyone.

“It is possible to encounter God in many ways… encountering God is easy – it is following Christ afterwards that is the problem.”
Eduardo Bonnin – Cursillo Founder

Our Diocesan vision: 

“The Diocese of Sheffield is called to grow a sustainable network of Christ-like, lively and diverse Christian communities in every place which are effective in making disciples and in seeking to transform our society and God’s world.”

If we are to be effective in God’s mission to change the world, we ourselves must be renewed people.

Cursillo offers a four day course; three days are spent together on a residential weekend - the fourth day is the rest of your life. The Cursillo weekend offers a life-changing experience through which God inspires, renews and challenges us. Cursillo doesn't finish there though. There is also an opportunity to join or form a small group to share mutual support, prayer and challenge as you journey with God.

Download our Small Group resource

The Diocese of Sheffield has an active Cursillo community. We regularly gather in various locations to encourage each other and to worship God together. Our gatherings are called "Ultreyas" (meaning "onward!" or "keep going!") and anyone is very welcome to come along to discover more.  

Our next Ultreya is:

Thursday 21st June 2018, 7 - 9pm,

St John's Owlerton, Sheffield712 Penistone Rd, Sheffield S6 2DF

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What the Archbishops say about Cursillo…

“Through Cursillo the love of God is experienced afresh, an experience which draws us into prayer and compassionate action. Because of this, Cursillo is a much needed instrument for the renewal of the life of the Church today, and one for which I give thanks.”
Archbishop of Canterbury The Most Revd Justin Welby

“Cursillo is about making disciples; it transforms people’s lives and empowers them for service. Cursillo is active in most Dioceses of this Province, for which I praise God.”
Archbishop of York The Most Revd John Sentamu

What our Bishop says about Cursillo...

Bishop Pete Wilcox"I warmly endorse Cursillo as a tool in the hand of the Holy Spirit. but be warned: yuou are unlikely to emerge from the process unchallengeed or unchanged." 

Rt. Revd Pete Wilcox, Bishop of Sheffield


To find out more about Anglican Cursillo Nationally

Visit the website at:

Or contact National President, Trevor King:

Or the National Spiritual Director Revd Canon Cynthia Hebden:

Jenny Moorby: (01226) 288571


To find out more about Sheffield Anglican Cursillo

Sue Orr (Lay Director): (07786) 222633

Roland Kouble (Lay Rector, overseeing the next weekend):

Revd Fiona Kouble (Diocesan Spiritual Director for Cursillo): (01226) 950643

Revd Ali Dorey: (0114) 272 6855

Our next weekend

Thursday (6pm) 23 May until Sunday 26 May 2019

Venue: Wilson Carlile Centre 50 Cavendish Street, Sheffield S3 7RZ (Directions)

To apply for the next weekend or register your interest, please visit our St Peter's College course page.

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