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What is Truth?

Our series exploring what it means to be Doing Truth is drawn to a close by Canon Bill Cave MA. Bill Cave has spent most of his ministry as a chaplain, first at a University but latterly, and for much longer, in the prison service. He has served as the convener of the European Region of the International Prison Chaplains’ Association. In more recent years and until his retirement in 2017 he led the multi-faith chaplaincy team at The Verne…

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Fierce Imaginings – God and the Great War

Canon Rachel Mann is a priest in the diocese of Manchester with a long fascination for the Great war of 1914-1918. As we come to the end of a four reflecting upon that conflict and the effect it had on the world and those who experienced it we welcome Canon rachel to help us explore the question: What effect did the Great War have on the perception of God and the Church. It has been suggested that the concept of…

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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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Forthcoming Events
  1. Illiberal Truths

    Monday, 16 July @ 19:30 - 21:00
  2. NT Greek in a Week

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

    Monday, 13 August @ 09:30 - Wednesday, 15 August @ 15:30
  4. Truth and the Media

    Monday, 24 September @ 19:30 - 21:00
  5. Teaching Truth

    Monday, 8 October @ 19:30 - 21:00