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In today’s world can Christianity penetrate the many areas of life? Can it transform the changing world and keep up with the times? The Happening Movement thinks so. It proposes no new type of Spirituality, but does provide a method through which ones Spirituality may be developed, lived and shared in fellowship with Christians.


The Happening Experience is a powerful instrument of renewal within the Church. Its aim is to concentrate closely on the Person and teachings of Jesus Christ. The Happening gives those who attend the desire to understand and serve the Church. What’s more, it provides a means to continue the Christian formation, which is just begun in the three-day program. Although Happening is open to all, the content of the program is delivered with an Anglican ethos.


A Happening can only be made once in a lifetime. Therefore, it is not a substitute for a retreat or camp. During the three days the teachings of Christ are discussed in a feeling of joy and happiness. A Happening is an encounter with Christ. That sounds simple, but is it? Think about it. A real meeting with Christ! The power, beauty and joy of being with Him!


During the three days the ‘Happeners’ (those attending) listen to talks given by young people and clergy.
The “Rector” ( a young person), the clergy and others who make up the staff spend six weeks preparing, working and praying in preparation for the weekend. Happening takes careful planning because the time is short and the subject extensive. The titles of some of the talks indicate some of the content: Reality, Faith, Church and Grace, Sacraments, Prayer and the Christian Life, Jesus Christ, Spirituality and the World in Which We Live, and Mission and Ministry.

Dates for Happening 2016 at Lumko Retreat Center

Friday 08th to Sunday 10th April 2016 at Lumko Retreat Center

Friday 01st to Sunday 03rd July 2016, at Lumko Retreat Centre

Friday 30th September to Sunday 02nd October 2016, at Lumko Retreat Centre


Phill Laurings  contact 078 035 6745
Youth Pastor St. Dunstan’s Cathedral & Happening Chaplain Diocese of the Highveld