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Better Alone – Frank Field MP

Veteran MP Frank Field returns to Sherborne as part of our series of events exploring the EU Referendum. He has long campaigned for a referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU writing in his blog in 2013: the majority of the country will hopefully make their views known in a second vote, which should be held once we have a much clearer idea about what future shape the EU is likely to take.  Our aim, surely, should be to change the EU. And…

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A Soul for Europe

With a European Union membership referendum pending we are delighted to welcome Ben Ryan. Ben is a Researcher at Theos, the religion and society think tank. He holds degrees in Theology and Religious Studies from the University of Cambridge and in European politics from the LSE. He is the author of the Theos reports A Very Modern Ministry: Chaplaincy in the UK and A Soul for the Union. The European Union is in crisis. The crisis in question is a hydra, a beast…

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The drama of our salvation

A Sherborne Abbey Insight Lecture on the Eucharist, given by Canon Eric Woods on Monday 1 February 2016 Many years ago, in 1945, a remarkable man, a Benedictine monk of the Church of England, Dom Gregory Dix, published a pioneering study of the Eucharist and its history called The Shape of the Liturgy. Some of his arguments are now disputed, but towards the end of the book he delivered a sustained meditation on the sheer power of the Eucharist which…

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Two Minds, One Heart!

An Insight Lecture given by the Revd Sister Ann-Marie Stuart, F.J., MA on the 11th January 2016 at Sherborne. In his book entitled ‘The Collage of God’ Canon Mark Oakley, Chancellor of St. Paul’s Cathedral refers to an image from The Greek Philosopher Archilochus, suggesting that there are two different takes on life. He said, the Fox knows many things, while the hedgehog knows one big thing. Isaiah Berlin interpreted this as meaning that some people relate to one central…

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Two Minds One Heart

Revd Sr Ann-Marie Stuart, Monday 11th January 2015 Every time we celebrate our Eucharist or Communion Service in the Abbey we take part in a celebration that has come down to us through the centuries; a multi levelled spiritual experience. In this talk we will begin to unpack some of the insights which might help us to understand the exciting dynamics behind the music and the words. I discovered as I looked more deeply into what we do when we…

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Holy Mysteries?

Two lectures exploring the Eucharist: 11th Jan 2016 Two Minds, One Heart Transcript: http://insight.sherborneabbey.com/two-minds-one-heart/ 1st Feb 2016 The Drama of Salvation   Share:

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Consuming the Gospel

In a world of conspicuous consumption the gospel is sometimes cast as the antithesis of a consuming society. Dr Colin Greene is a theologian who has for many years been at the forefront of research into gospel and culture. In this lecture he will consider what the Christian gospel has to say to 21st century consumerism and whether there might not be points of contact between the two. Colin lectures at Sarum College where he is the Programme Leader, for the MA in Theology, Imagination…

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The Virtual Gospel

Will Howard believes that the church must gain a much better understanding of how social media shapes the way that much of society aged 35 and below now thinks of itself and interacts. Social media changes the way we think of ourselves and one another. The Christian gospel is fundamentally relational and unless we understand how relationships work in this virtual world we will struggle to share our good news. We are often warned that it is the younger generation…

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Gospel Truth – Message and Medium

Dr Elaine Storkey explores how the media adopted by society for spreading news and information interact with the message itself. How much does the medium we choose to present the gospel affect the gospel message itself? In the last sixty years the way in which society spreads news has changed beyond all recognition. Television, Radio and most recently the Internet have transformed the way we spread news. But have the transformed the news we spread as well? Elain Storkey is a…

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Faith and the Public Square

Following our series on Faith and Politics in Autumn 2014 we are delighted to announce that Nick Spencer from the Theos Think Tank has agreed to return to Sherborne to a Study Day examining in more detail the issues he raised for Faith in the Public Square during the morning session and the role of Cathedrals and Greater Churches in contemporary English society during the afternoon. We shall have Nick with us for the whole day which will allow much more opportunity…

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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