Diocese of Toronto | Anglican Church of Canada

“Relaunching Your Life With Meaning” Workshop Series

Thinking towards retirement or thinking that you really should be?
This could be for you.

Re-Launching Your Life with Meaning
with facilitators Heather Bennett and Murray MacAdam

Four Wednesday Evenings | Fall 2017
October 25, November 1, 8, 15
7:00pm in the Lecture Room of the Cathedral Centre


Advance registration required.
Please register by October 16 by email or phone
(llampman@stjamescathedral.ca, 416-364-7865 ext. *232).


A free program at St James Cathedral Wednesday nights October 25 to November 15 from 7:00-9:00pm.

Am I retired or will I retire soon? As I contemplate or embark on this new phase of life, what do I see as my main purpose? How is God calling me into new ways of living? How can retirement enable me to make best use of my capabilities and resources? If I have retired, how can I think about my life in new ways? If you’re facing questions such as these, we invite to take part in the Relaunching Your Life series being held at the Lecture Room of St. James Cathedral.

  • Session One: Taking Stock What I’ve done…how have I made major life transitions in the past…how could that experience help me now?
  • Session Two: New Possibilities for My Life What do I want to do? What kind of life do I want to lead?
  • Session Three: Visioning My Re-launched Life, and Starting a plan to make it happen
  • Session Four: Making it Happen Next steps, including possible support from others, to achieve your goals

Sessions will combine presentations, individual reflection through creative expression such as journaling or visual representation, sharing in pairs and in small groups.

All welcome, including singles, couples and non-Anglicans.


Program Facilitators:

Heather Bennett

Heather Bennett Heather is a career management consultant, coach and facilitator with extensive experience in financial services, professional services, and not-for-profit organizations. She holds a Master of Education and international certification in career management. Heather has presented at the Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling’s annual national conference on baby-boomers about working in later life and making decisions related to retirement. She is a past churchwarden and chair of pastoral care and a current volunteer at Church of the Redeemer in Toronto.

Murray MacAdam

Murray MacAdam is a writer, editor and community activist living in Peterborough with an M.A. in Journalism who retired three years ago. A former Toronto resident, he’s experienced the challenges of retiring and moving to a new city at the same time. He worked for a decade for the Anglican Diocese of Toronto as Social Justice and Advocacy Consultant. He is the editor or co-editor of five books about poverty in Ontario, First Nations issues, and community economic development. Murray serves on the board of the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF), works as a freelance writer and editor, and does volunteer work. He also helps teach a course on writing one’s memoirs from a faith perspective. Murray is a member of St. John’s Anglican Church, Peterborough.

The Cathedral Church of St James

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