Cursillo (pronounced “Cur-see-o”) is a Spanish word, meaning “a short course”. The Cursillo movement began in Spain some fifty years ago, originating from our Roman Catholic friends. It spread to North America, where in 1972 it crossed over to the Anglican Church, with the blessing of the Roman Catholic Church, arriving in Great Britain in 1981. It is a world-wide movement, active now in over 30 dioceses in the UK.
Cursillo is a movement of the Church, providing a method by which Christians are empowered to grow through prayer, study, action and are enabled to share God’s love with everyone.
Cursillo is for both clergy and laity. It offers a model of how clergy and laity can work together to advance the Kingdom of God, everyone bringing their own different gifts and ministry.
Cursillo embraces the traditions of Anglicanism.
Cursillo in the Derby Diocese operates with the consent and blessing of our Bishop.
Members of Cursillo work within our own parishes actively supporting the clergy, churchwardens, PCC and all groups within our Church.
So, what does Cursillo offer you?
Support from like minded people so as to strengthen your faith and deepen your experience of God.
A lively sense of the Christian community with prayer, praise and support.
The confidence to seek to serve God and his people, with the help of our Cursillo friends.
Cursillo is not:
A secret society. In the past we gained an unfounded reputation of being a secret section of our Church. We are not! Anyone who is a communicant member of the Anglican Church is welcomed to join us.
A ‘Church within the Church’. We are a group of people who work as part of our Church but we come together to support each other.
Associated with any particular churchmanship within the Anglican Church.