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BETWEEN TWO WORLDS, Maryport Literary festival 16 November 2018

16th November 2018, 7pm for 7.30pm: Prose, Poetry and the Sacred with Marie-Elsa Bragg . . Marie-Elsa Bragg will open the Festival and explore her writing and her work. Her haunting debut novel Towards Mellbreak received much acclaim for its… Read more

November 2018

POETRY AND THE SACRED A performance with Jackie Kay, Susanne Bonner and Marie-Elsa Bragg, 7 October 2018

Marie-Elsa, Makar Jackie Kay Scottish poet laureate and Scottish jazz singer Susanne Bonner will be performing together in St Cuthberts Church Carlisle 3pm Sunday 7 October . Three Northern Women in conversation with words and music . Join Marie-Elsa Bragg,… Read more

October 2018

Hexham Literary Festival

Hexham Literary festival Saturday April 28th…. Read more

April 2018

HELEN PANKHURST, MARIE-ELSA BRAGG AND OTHERS IN CONVERSATION

13 APRIL.-. 17.45-2100 LOMDON BOOK AND SCREEN WEEK SOHO HOUSE SCREENING ROOM 76 DEAN ST LONDON W1D3SQ… Read more

April 2018

POETRY AND THE SACRED with Don Patterson February - December 2018

2018 Marie-Elsa will be giving a series of talks and workshops with poet Don Patterson on: . Ritual, form and experience in poetry and poetic prose. Poetry and the sacred . These will run from February to December 2018 and… Read more

April 2018

MEDITATION ON 7 LAST WORDS OF CHRIST. - . 30 MARCH. POETRY, MUSIC AND SILENCE.-. DON PATTERSON AND MARIE-ELSA BRAGG

On Good Friday (30th March 2018), Revd Marie-Elsa Bragg and Poet and guitarrist Don Patterson will be hosting an intimate evening at St James’ Church in north west London. Poetry and the Sacred: A candle-lit evening of poetry, ritual, music… Read more

March 2018

HOLY WEEK MARCH 25-APRIL 1

PALM SUNDAY 10AM ST MARY’S KILBURN. Marie-Elsa will preside and preach. . MAUNDY THURSDAY 7PM ST MARY’S KILBURN. Marie-Elsa will preach. . GOOD FRIDAY 7.30 ST JAMES WEST HAMPSTEAD ( DOORS OPEN 7PM) On Good Friday (30th March 2018), Revd… Read more

March 2018

TALK AND FILM Saddleworth Literature Festival - All proceeds to go to Delph Library

Marie Elsa Bragg will be discussing her writing journey and her debut novel, Towards Mellbreak. . Marie Elsa’s fascinating career includes periods as a ballet dancer, Anglican priest, therapist and even a lecturer. The book follows a family of Cumbrian… Read more

March 2018

LOVE OF THE LAND Oxford Literary Festival THE WANDERERS AND TOWARDS MELLBREAK

Novelists Tim Pears and Marie Elsa-Bragg discuss their new books, in which love of the land and nature feature strongly… Pears’s The Wanderers is a story of adolescence, survival, longing, loneliness and love. It follows two teenagers before… Read more

March 2018

POETRY AND THE SACRED - Discussion with Don Patterson and Marie-Elsa Bragg

These lectures will be in Lausanne University Festival, The University of Geneva and The University of Freibourg. . (Lausanne)… Read more

March 2018

FAITH AND FICTION Words By the Water, Keswick Literary Festival

2.30pm Main House £10 Peter Stanford Melvyn Bragg and Marie-Elsa Bragg Chair: Peter Stanford Faith and Fiction . Father and daughter are ‘in conversation’ about the role of faith in their ction and lives. . Marie-Elsa Bragg is a novelist… Read more

March 2018

FORGIVENESS Archbishop Sentamu interview with Marie-Elsa Bragg

Marie-Elsa will be interviewing Archbishop Sentamu about forgiveness for an evening with Northern universities together hosted by the University of Cumbria… Read more

March 2018

Westminster Abbey residence 18-24 February 2018

Revd Marie-Elsa wil be in residence in Westminster Abbey for this week. She will take the hourly prayers between 9.30 and 4.30, the short service of prayers in the Chapel of Edward the Confessor at 11am and 3pm and on… Read more

February 2018

PEOPLE AND PLACE Bloxham Literary Festival.

People and Place Marie-Elsa Bragg and Joanna Rossiter discuss the bonds that we form with particular landscapes and how those ties are transmuted and altered from one generation to another. . 4.00pm Saturday 17th February 2018 . (BLOXHAM LITERARY FESTIVAL)”:https://bloxhamfaithandliterature.hymnsam.co.uk/programme/saturday-17th-february-2018/400pm-people-and-place/… Read more

February 2018

Beyond Belief -16 December- Live debates on the South Bank Nature and Religion

Natural Religion, 16 Dec, 14:30-15:30 . For human beings in every period of history and corner of the globe, nature has been a source of wonder, and even worshipped as divine itself. What does this rich and varied tradition tell… Read more

December 2017

Hay Winter Literary Festival 25 November Reformation lecture series.

REFORMATIONS. Hay Festival 30th anniversary coincides with the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther nailing his Theses to the door at Wittenberg. International thinkers at Hay 2017 proposed their reformation of institutions and authorities, re-imagining the world. . https://www.hayfestival.com/c-209-archive.aspx?pagenum=2 . …. Read more

November 2017

Mary port Literary festival 18 November

Marie-Elsa will be giving the key note speech about her novel Towards Mellbreak. Her great grandfather worked in the mines around Maryport, so her lecture will include family stories. . …. Read more

November 2017

Westminster Abbey 29 October - 4 November 2017

Revd Marie-Elsa will be resident in Westminster Abbey for this week as Duty Chaplain…. Read more

October 2017

Borderlines Book Festival 7 October

Marie-Elsa will be giving a talk about her novel Towards Mellbreak . …. Read more

October 2017

St Mary’s with All Souls, Kilburn

Marie-Elsa will be presiding in St Mary’s with All Souls, Kilburn, London between October 2017 - March 2018 during their interregnum. . http://www.churchnw6.co.uk… Read more

October 2017

Radio 4 Sunday Worship Reinventing Eden, 3 September 2017

. Marie-Elsa contributed a piece on Gethsemane linking it with the story of Sisyphus. . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sisyphus . Reinventing Eden Sunday Worship Sunday Worship visits the garden of Lambeth Palace, home of the Archbishop of Canterbury, during their summer opening… Read more

September 2017

Darlington Literary Festival 10 July 15.15 pm

Marie-Elsa will be interviewed about her novel Towards Mellbreak by Peter Stanford . . http://www.wayswithwords.co.uk/festivals/ways-with-words-festival-of-words-and-ideas-at-dartington-hall-24 . …. Read more

July 2017

Hay Literary Festival 29 May

Marie-Elsa will be interviewed about her novel Towards Mellbreak by Rowan Williams… http://www.hayfestival.com/wales/faq.aspx?skinid=2… Read more

May 2017

Bookends, Carlisle - Meet the Author 13 May

Marie-Elsa will be giving a talk on her novel Towards Mellbreak on 13th May in the Bookends Cafe, Cakes & Ale. . This event is advertised in The Guide Magazine and Cumbria Life magazine as well as with Bookends Book… Read more

May 2017

Big Issue In The North Magazine 24 April

Marie-Elsa has given a written interview for Big Issue In The North. She talks about farming, envirionment and local knowledge as well as her prices writing Towards Mellbreak. . …. Read more

April 2017

BBC Radio 4 Easter Sunday 16th April 2017 -7.10-7.55am

Marie-Elsa is interviewed by Emily Buchanan for Radio 4 Sunday programme. @BBCRadio4Sunday… Read more

April 2017

Open Book Easter choice Radio 4 Easter Sunday 16.00pm -16 April 2017

Peter Stanford will be talking about books that have the Easter theme. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Towards Mellbreak…. Read more

April 2017

The Tablet Article for Ester Sunday 16 April 2017

Marie-Elsa has written an article for the Tablet about her novel and reflections on Holy Week to Easter… . …. Read more

April 2017

Radio 5 with Stephen Nolan 15th 22.00 April 2017

Marie-Elsa will be talking to Stephen Nolan for a 20 minute interview on 5 Live Radio. They will be talking about her book and life in general…. Read more

April 2017

Woman’s Hour Interview 14th April 2017

Marie-Elsa will be talking to Jenny Murray about her novel Towards Mellbreak for Woman’s Hour on Friday 14th April. She will also be reading a section of the novel…. Read more

April 2017

BBC Breakfast TV Interview 10 April 2017

Marie-Elsa will be on BBC Breakfast 8.30-9 on Monday 10th April…. Read more

April 2017

The Telegraph, Flashback Article 8 April 2017

Marie -Elsa has chosen a photo of four generations of her family in Cumbria and written about them for Flashback. . …. Read more

April 2017

Church Times Article for Holy Week 8 April 2017

Marie-Elsa has written an article about her novel Towards Mellbreak especially focussed on an excerpt chosen by the Church Times. This is the issue for Holy Week and Marie-Elsa’s article reflects on traditional Anglo-catholic prayer practices for this time. …. Read more

April 2017

Bookends Keswick book signing 8 April 3pm

Marie-Elsa will be in Keswick to sign her novel Towards Mellbreak. . This event is advertised in The Guide Magazine and Cumbria Life magazine as well as with Bookends Book shops… THE GUIDE - WHITEHAVEN, CARLISLE, WORKINGTON. …. Read more

April 2017

The Times interview with Fiona Wilson 3 April 2017

Fiona Wilson has reviewed Marie-Elsa’s novel Towards Mellbreak and interviewed her about the novel and her life. . …. Read more

April 2017

Towards Mellbreak Book Review Mail on Sunday April 2 2017

Book review by Max Davidson for the Mail on Sunday… Read more

April 2017

Cumbria Life Interview with Mary Ingham April 2017

Marie-Elsa was interviewed by Mary Ingham… http://www.cumbrialife.co.uk… Read more

April 2017

Parliament Square Minute Silence 25 March 1pm

Reverend Marie-Elsa Bragg will be leading a minute silence in respect for the people lost and injured in the terrorist attack in Westminster on Wednesday 22 March 2017. …. Read more

March 2017

Words on the Water Literary Festival, Keswick, Cumbria

Marie-Elsa will be interviewed by Peter Stanford about her new novel ‘Towards Mellbreak’. The session will be at 2.30pm on 11th March 2017… Read more

March 2017

Photos from Keswick book festival March 2017

Browse photographs from my visit to the Keswick book festival Read more

March 2017

Cumberland News Interview 3rd March 2017

Marie-Elsa was interviewed by the Cumberland News a week before the Words By The Water Literary Festival in Keswick where she was interviewed by Peter Stanford. . http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk/features/The-Rev-Bragg-embarks-on-a-new-chapter-96a13a31-dd33-4d6e-b333-83752dd215c3-ds … CUMBERLAND NEWS 03/03/2017 Picture of Marie-Elsa Bragg with two… Read more

March 2017

Prayer For The Day 11 February - 17 February 2017

Marie-Elsa will be doing Prayer For The Day every morning this week (apart for Sunday morning). As it is Valentines week, she has written six contemplations on love…. Read more

February 2017

Westminster Abbey 25 September -5 October 2016

Revd Marie-Elsa will be resident in Westminster Abbey for this week as Duty Chaplain…. Read more

September 2016

Westminster Abbey 12-18 June 2016

Revd Marie-Elsa will be resident in Westminster Abbey for this week as Duty Chaplain…. Read more

June 2016

Clergy Retreat 7 June. Marie-Elsa Bragg and Mark Vernon 2016

This retreat will be for London clergy and is based on the Ignitian spiritual exercises and modern gestalt psychology as well as constellation therapy…. Read more

June 2016

Tempest Open Programme 29 May 2016

Marie-Elsa will be running a day on the Tempest with Michael Boyle from Olivier Mythodrama. Olivier Mythodrama runs bespoke programmes for companies and the occasional open programme…. Read more

May 2016

UEA Literary Festival 13 April 2016

Marie-Elsa Will be interview Rowan Williams on his recent book On Augustine. https://www.uea.ac.uk/litfest/programme/-/asset_publisher/… Read more

April 2016

Ely Retreat Centre 23-26 November 2015

Revd. Marie-Elsa will be running a residential retreat with Mark Vernon… Read more

November 2015

St George’s Church 22 November

Revd. Marie-Elsa will be preaching at St George’s church… Read more

November 2015

Westminster Abbey Scouts and Girl Guiding Thanksgiving

Revd. Marie-Elsa will be preaching at the thanksgiving service in Westminster Abbey on November 14… Read more

November 2015

Westminster Abbey 25-31 October 2015

Revd. Marie-Elsa will be the Duty Chaplain at Westminster Abbey for this week. She will live in the grounds for this week and be available to visitors through the day…. Read more

October 2015

Pilgrimage to the shrine of St Edward the confessor 17 October 2015

Westminster Abbey holds Edwardtide 12-18 October during which October 17th is a day of pilgrimage when people come from around the UK and the world to visit the shrine. It has been a site of pilgrimage for king, queen and… Read more

September 2015

Olivier Mythodrama 16-17 September 2015

Marie-Elsa will be working with Olivier Mythodrama on their Tempest programme for senior executives…. Read more

September 2015

Olivier Mythodrama 22-25 September 2015

Marie-Elsa will be working with Olivier Mythodrama on their Parsifal programme for senior executives…. Read more

July 2015

Documentary 18th July 2015

Marie-Elsa will be part of a documentary on her father Melvyn Bragg… Read more

July 2015

Retreat 24-27 June, Tofte Manor, Bedfordshire 2015

Marie-Elsa will be leading a retreat for 33 senior executives through Oxford Said business School…. Read more

June 2015

Ritual, Poetry and Remembrance. A day of contemplation at Westminster Abbey.

Revd. Marie-Elsa will be joined by poet William Ayot to lead a contemplative day in Westminster Abbey. During the day we will be looking into the themes of ritual, poetry and remembrance whilst visiting the shrine of Edward the Confessor,… Read more

November 2014

Retreat 2-6 June 2014

Revd Marie-Elsa will be leading a Leadership retreat for Oxford University, Said Business School. She has been a co-Director for this programme on leadership development for executives for over 4 years. During the three modules of this training, which span… Read more

June 2014

Retreat 9-14 June 2014

Revd. Marie-Elsa will be Spiritual Director for the annual retreat for the Padre’s of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines…. Read more

June 2014

Retreat 24-27 June 2014

Revd. Marie-Elsa will be leading a retreat for executives on behalf of Oxford Said Busness School, Oxford University. This 4 day retreat will be in a country mansion in Oxfordshire…. Read more

May 2014

11 May Presiding and Preaching to celebrate 20 years of women priests

Revd.Marie-Elsa will be preaching and presiding at Golders Green Parish Church 11 May, 10am service ALL ARE WELCOME http://www.gg-pc.co.uk/Groups/207664/Golders_Green_Parish.aspx#&panel1-4… Read more

May 2014

Workshop on the Tempest March 2014

Revd Marie-Elsa will be leding a one day workship on the Tempest and leadership for ordained women in the Anglican Church…. Read more

March 2014

Westminster Abbey Duty Chaplain September 2014

Revd Marie-Elsa will be at Wesminster Abbey as Duty Chaplain in resident 28th September - 4 October… Read more

March 2014

Westminster Abbey Duty Chaplain December 2013

Revd Marie-Elsa will be serving as resident Duty Chaplain for the week of Christmas at Westminster Abbey…. Read more

December 2013

Westminster Abbey Eucharist July 2013

Revd. Marie-Elsa will be in Westminster Abbey for the 11.15 eucharist on Sunday 28 July. www.westminster-abbey.org”:http://www.westminster-abbey.org… Read more

July 2013

Westminster Abbey June 2013

Revd. Marie-Elsa will be in Westminster Abbey as Duty Chaplain on Saturday 29th June www.westminster-abbey.org… Read more

June 2013

Retreat June 2013

Revd. Marie-Elsa will be Spiritual director for annual retreat for the Padre’s of Royal Navy and Royal Marines…. Read more

June 2013

St James, April 14, 2013

Revd. Marie-Elsa will be presiding and preaching at 11am St James West Hampstead on April 14 2013 www.churchnw6.co.uk… Read more

April 2013

Westminster Abbey Duty Chaplain April 2013

Revd. Marie-Elsa will be in Wesminster Abbey as Duty Chaplain on Saturday 13th April 2013 www.westminster-abbey.org”:http://www.westminster-abbey.org… Read more

April 2013

Holy week

Revd Marie-Elsa will be in Westminster Abbey as resident Duty Chaplain for Holy Week (March 24-April 1, 2013) www.westminster-abbey.org… Read more

March 2013