What is 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 Gods love with everyone.
Cursillo seeks to serve the whole Church, and to equip
Christians to be the church wherever they are, and in whatever
stream of tradition or theology they are comfortable. Cursillo
emphasises the ministry of the laity alongside the clergy, and in
Oxford Diocese it can be used as a practical expression of the Living Faith initiative.
How do I join?
People are generally introduced to Cursillo through a three day
weekend in which the participants and the presentation team form a
Christian community lovingly enfolded in prayer throughout the
weekend - a community learning, praying, talking, sharing, singing,
eating, living and laughing together. Lay people and clergy give a
series of talks and meditations which offer a concentrated course
in Christian living. There is a daily Eucharist, morning and
evening prayer and time for silent reflection, though it is not a
What happens after the weekend?
After the weekend, the participants receive ongoing support and
encouragement, through a combination of small local groups and
occasional area gatherings. It is the provision of this
continuation programme, designed to complement and enrich parish
activities, that sets Cursillo apart from many other renewal
Come and join us!