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Bible Study and other learning opportunities – Autumn 2019-Spring 2020

Please feel free to contact the clergy, should you wish to attend any of the following:

Introduction to Christianity

We will be running an Alpha Course in the New Year, with eleven weekly sessions, starting in the week beginning 3 February 2020, and meeting in the Vicarage on dates and at times to be agreed with the intending participants. There will be a concluding Saturday awayday on 22 May. The course is an introduction to the Christian faith. It will be run in a St John’s Wood Church sort of way, setting the course materials in the context of the teaching and practice of the Church of England, and with plenty of opportunity for discussion.  Places are limited, so priority will be given to enquirers and those who are new to the Christian faith.  If you are interested, please contact either of the clergy.

Bible study: Genesis 1-11

A set of Bible studies, led by Jaiye Edhu and the clergy

Tuesday evenings, 8-9.15pm, in the Perry-Gore Room (part of the church hall complex next to the church), starting on 2 October 2019.

This is an opportunity to look closely at the opening chapters of Genesis, sometimes known as the Primeval History. The stories are familiar to us all: the Creation, Adam and Eve, the eating of the apple, Cain and Abel, Noah and the Ark, the Tower of Babel. But when you look closely at the biblical text, there are all sorts of questions and surprises. These are stories that continue to challenge us, even as the modern world challenges our reading of them.

Please bring a Bible with you to the sessions. Any translation is fine – the more versions we have in the room, the better.

 

Sisters of Sarah, daughters of Eve

led by The Revd Kristina Andréasson

Sunday afternoons, at 4.30pm (tea) for 4.45pm, in the Church Hall next to the church.

A look at some of the women who play a notable part in the Hebrew Bible (there will be a parallell set of sessions after Easter 2020, featuring women from the New Testament).

22 September: Sarah and Hagar
29 September: Ruth and Naomi
6 October: Tamar, Rahab, and Bathsheba.

There is no need to bring a Bible to these sessions – texts will be provided.

 

A guided tour of Hell

led by The Revd Dr Anders Bergquist

Sunday afternoons, at 4.30pm (tea) for 4.45pm, in the Church Hall next to the church.

Following the interest sparked by his readings from Dante’s Purgatory (during Lent) and Paradise (during Easter), the Vicar will complete the series by going back to the first of the three parts of the Divine Comedy.

20 October: Lost in the wood (Canto 1)
3 November: Paolo and Francesca (Canto 5)
10 November: Brunetto Latini (Canto 15)
17 November: Ulysses (Canto 26)
24 November: Satan (Canto 34)

 

Confirmation

Bishop Edward Holland will baptize and confirm at a Choral Eucharist at 10.30am on Sunday 3 November . We expect to present both adults and young people for confirmation at this service. If you are interested, please contact one of the clergy.

A course of preparations for children will be led by Kristina Andréasson on the church premises, at the following times:

Session 1: Sunday 29 September, at 10.45am Session 2: Sunday 6 October, at 10.45am Session 3: Sunday 13 October, at 4.15pm Session 4: Sunday 20 October, at 5pm
Session 5: Sunday 27 November, at 5pm

Preparation for adults will be led by both the clergy, and will take place at mutually agreed times.

 

 

 

 

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