Cursillo 

Anglican 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.  A key feature of the movement is a 3 day weekend course of fellowship, teaching and study, worship and prayer run by existing members of the movement for those 'pilgrims' who are interested in the aims of Cursillo.  Following the weekend, those who join the movement commit to continue to meet on a monthly basis to encourage one another in their Christian life.

The name 'Cursillo' (pronounced 'koor-see-yo') derives from the Spanish "Cursillos de Christiandad" meaning 'short courses in Christian living'.  The Cursillo movement started in Spain in 1949 and has since spread all over the world.  Cursillo came to the Anglican Church in the UK in 1981 and now operates under the care of the British Anglican Cursillo Council in more than 30 Dioceses in the UK.  Whilst the Cursillo Movement is not formally part of the Church of England's structures, it has been strongly endorsed and commended by senior Church leaders, including both Archbishops.  

For information on our thriving and active local group please contact our lay director Mike Ashwood or email stalbanscursillo@gmail.com.