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God Created Humanism

Dr Theo Hobson looks at humanism and questions its secular credentials. In his book “God created humanism” he, in Rowan Williams’s words, “invites us to recognise that the core moral values of liberal modernity did not fall ready made from a secular heaven but or the deposit of a long theological tradition. But … he makes it clear that this is a challenge to contemporary religious complacency at least as much as to a smug and patronising secularity”. We are very…

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The Chaplain’s Tale

Celebrating Women’s Priestly Ministry Twenty five years ago this year the General Synod of the Church of England voted to allow the ordination of women to the priesthood. This decision changed the nature of the Church of England fundamentally by releasing the gifts and ministry of women within the priesthood of all believers. Revd Preb. Angela Berners-Wilson Angela Berners-Wilson was the first woman to be ordained to the priesthood in the Church of England. Presently the Rector of the Quantock…

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The Vicar’s Tale

Revd Nelva Moss 5th June 7.30pm Celebrating Women’s Priestly Ministry Twenty five years ago this year the General Synod of the Church of England voted to allow the ordination of women to the priesthood. This decision changed the nature of the Church of England fundamentally by releasing the gifts and ministry of women within the priesthood of all believers. In 1989 Nelva was a stay-at-home mum anticipating a return to teaching. In 1990 she began training for ordination. Why and…

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Here I Stand

Revd Guntars Reboks We are delighted to welcome the Abbey’s very own Revd Guntars Reboks, himself a priest of the Latvian Lutheran Evangelical Church Overseas, to explore with us the contribution of Lutheranism to Global Church. On the 31st of October 1517 a German monk and theologian named Martin Luther pinned a document to the door of the Schlosskirche in Wittenberg protesting against the abuse of indulgences in the teaching and practice of the Church of his day. Within just…

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On this Rock

Mgr Robert Draper, Vicar General of Plymouth RC Diocese, explores the place of the Roman Catholic church as part of global church in the 21st century. Until 1517 the RC church was the church in the West and Catholicism still brings its own unique contribution to the wider church. In recent years the election of Pope Francis in 2013 has brought a sense of refreshment and renewal with ecumenical initiatives and reforms at the Vatican. Where does this leave the…

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Forthcoming Events
  1. Incarnation

    Monday, 12 February, 2018 @ 19:30 - 21:00
  2. NT Greek in a Week

    Monday, 23 July, 2018 @ 09:30 - Saturday, 28 July, 2018 @ 15:30
  3. Beginning Biblical Hebrew

    Monday, 13 August, 2018 @ 09:30 - Wednesday, 15 August, 2018 @ 15:30