Courses


Journeys of Faith



Photo by Chris Butt when walking the Camino de Santiago twelve years ago


Chris Butt is organising a series of studies exploring the theme of Journeying
on Mondays 10.30am - 12 noon and Thursdays 7.30 - 9.00pm 

 

 

27 September / 30 Sept - Session 1: People of The Way


4 October / 7th Oct - Session 2: The Call of Abraham


11 October / 14 Oct - Session 3: The Story of the Exodus


18 October / 28 Oct - Session 4: A Pilgrim’s Psalm


25 October / 11 Nov - Session 5: Mary visits Elizabeth


1 November / 18 Nov - Session 6: A Visit to the Temple 
 

Confirmation of whether this will be via zoom or in person will be made nearer the time.


 

Introducing the course

In the summer of 2009, I had a sabbatical. It happened to fall at the end of eleven years’ demanding ministry in the Parish of South Gillingham in Rochester Diocese and before moving to a post with very different challenges as Dean of St Christopher’s Cathedral in Bahrain. For five weeks of the sabbatical I walked the Camino, the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela, where St James the Apostle is buried. It is a long walk, approaching 500 miles, but what was so fascinating was that the majority of the pilgrims were at times of transition in their lives. Some, like me, were shifting jobs; others making the decision to move from full-time to part-time employment; another was trying to break an addiction to drugs, a brother and sister were walking the route that their mother had taken the previous year– she had died a few months earlier. That is the outward physical journey was in some ways the embodiment of an inner journey, which was much more significant.

That is my hope for this six-session series of studies. Journeying is such a significant theme in both Old and New Testaments, and there are several more journeys that I could have chosen, but they were far more than just physical journeys for the original travellers. As we study and reflect on them, I hope they will encourage us to reflect on and share our own journeys in life and the God who calls us to follow The Way.

 

A Course booklet will be provided. Would you like to join the journey?
For Monday mornings, please contact Chris Butt at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  / 07720 865653.
For Thursday evenings, please contact Diane Reeves at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or through the Parish Office.


 

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St Peter’s will be running a Living in Love and Faith (LLF) course jointly with St George’s Edgbaston and St Mary & St Anne Moseley this autumn. LLF is the Church of England’s course on relationships, marriage and sexuality. The purpose of the course is to explore church teachings and open up a safe space for people to tell their stories and share different perspectives. Everyone is invited to join, but we are limited to 12 spaces per group in order that conversations are possible.
To book:

St George’s, Edgbaston: Sundays at 3.30pm on 19 Sept, 3 Oct, 17 Oct, 31 Oct and 14 Nov. Book via the Vicar: The Revd Dr Sam Gibson: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; 0121 454 9929

 

St Peter’s, Harborne: Tuesdays at 1.30pm on 14 Sept, 28 Sept, 19 Oct, 2 Nov, 16 Nov. Book via St Peter’s Parish Office: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; 0121 681 1940

 

St Mary’s and St Anne’s, Moseley: Tuesdays at 7.30pm on 14 Sept, 28 Sept, 19 Oct, 2 Nov, 16 Nov. Book via St Mary’s Parish Office: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; 0121 449 2243

More information about LLF can be found at
www.churchofengland.org/resources/living-love-and-faith

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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