CURSILLO – What do our bishops say?


Bishop ColinBishop Colin (Acting Bishop of Oxford and Bishop of Dorchester):

When I attended a Cursillo weekend I had a very good time. I was very conscious of and grateful for the prayer support that upheld the weekend, and I am glad to commend Cursillo warmly in the Dorchester Area and in the Diocese as a whole.

Bishop Alan (Buckingham):

Bishopo AlanLucy and I greatly enjoyed our Cursillo weekend, as an opportunity to focus practically on what being a Christian is really all about — following Jesus in prayer, community and faith in action. We were really impressed by the care that so many people we didn’t even know had put into supporting us. You have to give yourself a chance and let yourself be part of the whole experience, and, if you do, the spiritual and personal rewards can be tremendous. I’d recommend it to anybody who really wants to go firm about their faith, and access classical Christian spiritual resources in community.

Bishop AndrewBishop Andrew  (Reading):

I am fully committed to encouraging and fostering personal spirituality and a personal commitment to mission. I understand that this lies at the heart of the purpose and approach of Oxford Anglican Cursillo, and I look forward to discovering more about Cursillo as I settle into my new role.

Former Bishop of Oxford, John Pritchard:

Cursillo is one of God’s secret gifts to his Church. It has a wonderful contribution to make in renewing faith and planting joy and gratitude at the heart of the Christian life. I do hope many will come and taste this bubbling spring water and help to re-energise the churches of our diocese.

See also Bishop John’s letters to clergy.


The Most Rev’d and Rt Hon Justin Welby – Archbishop of Canterbury:

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.

the Most Rev’d David Chillingworth – Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church:

In our Eucharist, we pray that we may be ‘kindled with the fire of your love’. Cursillo is a way of bringing that experience into the hearts of people.  I commend it to you.

The Most Rev’d Dr Barry Morgan – Archbishop of Wales:

Developing the Mission of the Church is always a priority.  To do this, individuals and parishes need to be challenged to grow in faith, to develop their individual vocations as ministers of the Gospel of Christ.  The right resources are crucial in helping them to do this.  The Cursillo Movement has, for over 50 years, been a leader in personal and parish spiritual development and makes an invaluable contribution to this work.  I warmly commend Cursillo to you.

The Most Rev’d and Rt Hon Dr John Sentamu – Archbishop of York:

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.