Exploring Faith

While worship often helps us to better understand God's purpose, we also offer opportunities for people to learn more about the christian faith through informal study groups. These meet for several consecutive weeks at different times of the year, especially in Lent, to study and explore particular topics.

Over the past few years we have spent time studying various themese from the Old Testament and have used the Emmaus course to remind ourselves of some of the basics in our understanding of God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Lent Course 2018 - "On the Third Day"

In 2018 we returned to York Courses for our Lent sessions:

  1. Have I got news for you!
  2. So what? The implications of the Resurrection
  3. 'Let him easter in us'
  4. Celebrating and praying Easter
  5. A risen Church

Lent Course 2017 - "Receiving Christ"

For our 2017 Lent course we used some material from the very successful York Courses. Each session involves listening to a CD and then a time for discussion helped by questions provided by the course.

There were 5 sessions as follows:

  1. Receiving Christ as Children of God
  2. Receiving Christ in the stranger and the needy
  3. Receiving Christ in Holy Communion
  4. Receiving Christ through Prayer and fellowship
  5. Christ in you, the hope of glory

Lent Course 2016

In 2016 we went back to basics for our Lent course and reviewed the set Gospel reading for the following Sunday as a basis for a conversation/bible study.

Lent Course 2015 - "Praise Him"

"We are used to singing hymns of praise when we go to church but often we miss the hymns and poems that are there in the New Testament. This course will explore five different Songs of Praise from the New Testament, looking at what they tell us about God and Jesus but also reflecting on what they tell us about us and our faith".

The course uses 5 New Testament passages to explore these themes:

  1. Gratitude (Ephesians 1.3-14)
  2. Image of God (Colossians 1.15-20)
  3. Humility (Philippians 2.5-11)
  4. New birth (1 Peter 1.3-12)
  5. Word made flesh (John 1.1-14)

Contact Us

If you would like to find out more about the work of our parish or our services, please contact our Parish Priest - Fr David Gill...

Tel: 01594 542952


Address: Fr David Gill, The Rectory, The Stenders, Mitcheldean, Glos. Gl17 0HX

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Regular Worship Times

08:30: Holy Communion - 1st Sunday (M)
10:00: Family Service or Parish Eucharist (M)
15:00: Holy Communion or Evensong (A)

Tue, 09:00: Morning Prayer (M)
Tue, 10:30: Holy Communion (M)
Wed, 09:00: Morning Prayer (Huntley)
Thu, 09:00: Morning Prayer (M)
Fri, 08:30: Morning Prayer (M)

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