In addition to courses, St Michael’s House also sponsors and supports various events related to its work. More information on events is posted here as they are developed.

Reconciliation Workshop 1

February 22, 2018

Thursday 22nd February 2018

How to Have Difficult Conversations

Delivered by Sandra Cobbin from Clarity Development (

The aim of the workshop is to develop skills and understanding about how to have difficult conversations that strengthen relationships.

TIME: 9am – 5pm                                                                                                                               VENUE: St Michael’s House at Coventry Cathedral, 11 Priory Row, Coventry, CV1 5EX
COST: £50 Standard, £35 Student and Concessions
Lunch, and tea & coffee provided.

To book your place or to find out more information about the workshop, please email Cerys Smith at or call on 027 6521 289

Associates’ Programme: Reconciliation at Work – Part 2

February 27, 2018

Tuesday 27 February 2018

7:00pm – 9:00pm

How to be a peacemaker

What to do when people in your organisation are in conflict?

We invite you to join us at St. Michael’s House (Coventry Cathedral) as we examine strategies and approaches to help deal with conflict in your workplace, organisation, place of worship, etc. This part of the Reconciliation Associates’ Programme will be led by Sandra Cobbin. Sandra is a leadership and management trainer who works with leadership teams as they seek to develop new habits of ‘healthy conflict’ and lead change effectively. She is also an experienced mediator and facilitator.

Over two evenings (Jan 23rd & Feb 27th) we will explore:

Each session costs £10 – payable at the door (cash/cheque).

The session is part of the Reconciliation Associates’ Programme, but can be taken as a stand-alone module.

For more details or to book a place, please contact the Reconciliation Ministry Team at or 02476521284, mentioning the Associates’ Programme.



International Women’s Day Event: Lullabies of Longing & Loss

March 8, 2018

Thursday 8 March 2018

7:00pm – 8:30pm

Lullabies of Longing & Loss

A Global Perspective of Mothers’ Voices

Please join us for a special International Women’s Day event where we will welcome musician, storyteller and peacemaker Hanna Yaffe for an evening of storytelling and song.

Hanna will share with us
– Anecdotes from her life as a religious woman taking small steps towards peace in Israel/Palestine,
– Stories from Hasidic sources as well as stories from other cultures with a similar message,
– Lullabies in English, Hebrew, Yiddish and German drawing in particular on those about living peacefully with people from another religion/culture, and
– Tales from her research into multicultural lullabies, focusing on Kenyan, Arabic and Vietnamese.

You can find out more about Hanna’s use of lullabies to emphasise our shared humanity on her website.

About Hanna:
Living the life of a would-be ardent peacemaker, Hanna Yaffe uses music and stories to create healing, love and blessing. “Lullabies from Jerusalem” and “Birth in a Time of Bloodshed” are Hanna’s award winning CD’s. She has attempted to be a humanist and spiritual peace activist since her teens.
Born in London, she practices an observant Jewish lifestyle, regularly leading prayers at her Synagogue, and teaching traditional Jewish chants. She has performed at the Edinburgh Festival of Spirituality, The World Parliament of Religions, St Ethelburga’s and numerous other venues in the UK and abroad.
She lives in Jerusalem with her husband, and near seven wonderful grandchildren.

For more details or to book a place, please contact the Reconciliation Ministry Team at or 02476521284.



Coventry Conversation 3

March 13, 2018

Tuesday 13th March 2018

6.30PM – 8.30PM

Coventry Conversation 3: Advocacy and Reconciliation

Coventry Conversations are held St Michael’s House at Coventry Cathedral once a month. The Conversations will be on a different topic every month where the audience can have a conversation with an expert or experts on the topic.

The next Coventry Conversation will be on Advocacy and Reconciliation with Mark Simmons, formerly CEO of Cord which is an international peace building charity based in Coventry.

This is a free event and all points of view are welcome.

If you have any questions, please contact Cerys Smith at .uk or on 0247 652 1289

We look forward to seeing you there!



Email address