EDUCATION

 
Lively discussion and opportunities for reflection on faith and belief today are valued by our parish community and we are always pleased to welcome enquirers to enrich our various opportunities to explore our faith. This in continuing even as we are at home.

2021+: A CHURCH ODYSSEY

LOOKING TO THE FUTURE

Hannah's letter in the magazine has introduced us to the invitation from the Bishop Rose and the Diocese to reflect on our experiences and question possibilities on the way ahead. As autumn approaches we are still not certain how church activities will be managed but to start with you are invited to reflect on the first question:

What are we noticing... of God's movement at this difficult time?

Come to an open air meeting on

Wednesday September 9th (St Martin’s Churchyard at 2:30 pm) or

Come to a zoom meeting on Thursday September 10th at 7:00 pm.

If you can't make that send your ideas to office@martinpaul.org by Tuesday September 8th

* * * * * * We will then be moving to the second question * * * * *

What are we learning... as we reflect on how God seems to be moving?

Come to an open air meeting on Tuesday September 22nd

(The Rectory garden at 10:00 am

please book with Mark if you are coming)

Come to a zoom meeting on Tuesday 22nd at 7:00 pm.

If you can't make that send your ideas to office@martinpaul.org by Monday September 21st

* * * * * We will consider the third question* * * * *

What might we let go of or allow to die ...so that we may enter a new future with God?

Come to a Zoom meeting on Thursday Oct 8th at 7:00 pm

or Wednesday Oct 14th at 2:30 pm

If you want to attend one of the zoom sessions please email Hannah

(curate@martinpaul.org ) to be sent the meeting link.

YOUR CHURCH: YOUR VOICE: OUR FUTURE TOGETHER


Some ideas to get you thinking from home:

Stimulating online videos:

Church of England website: 

Look in Faith in Action and Faith Stories for videos to inspire and challenge.

St Paul's Cathedral Sunday Forum Films:

Click here

Fascinating and accessible talks with a variety of speakers including:
Stephen Cotterill on Prayer,
Jane Williams on Humility,
Francis Young on Construing the Cross,
Stephen Cherry on The Soul,
Alister McGrath on Inventing the Universe,
Selina Stone on Was Jesus Political?
Eva Poole on Consumerism and Theology,
Lucy Winkett on God Made Strange

Theology in Conversation from the University of Nottingham:

Find their playlist here  to get to grips with contemporary theological debate. Topics include:
How do we view life?
Love and Death
Ask a Theologian, What’s in the name, Jesus Christ?
Miracles and the Gospels
The Big Society
Is Religion Divisive?


Current Affairs:

Interview with Archbishop Justin – How can the Church be Church during the Covid-19 Crisis?


Rowan Williams interviewed on Coronovirus on Newsnight.

Tom Wright on Being a Christian during Coronavirus: Ask NT Wright Anything