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August 2018

Beginning Biblical Hebrew

Monday, 13 August, 2018 @ 09:30 - Wednesday, 15 August, 2018 @ 15:30
Sarum College, 19 The Close
Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 2EE United Kingdom
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An Introduction to Biblical Hebrew Price: tbc   Reading the Old Testament in the language in which it was written is to open a window into a different world and times. We are as a culture more than 3,000 years distant from the nomadic tribes who wandered the Middle East from amongst whom emerged a radical new understanding of Creation and the Creator. Learning to read Biblical Hebrew is an adventure in difference. Ancient Hebrew is linguistically distant from European…

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September 2018

Truth and the Media

Monday, 24 September, 2018 @ 19:30 - 21:00
The Digby Church Hall, Digby Road
Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3NL United Kingdom
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Ruth Gledhill, Truth and the Media, Insight Lecture

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October 2018

Teaching Truth

Monday, 8 October, 2018 @ 19:30 - 21:00
The Digby Church Hall, Digby Road
Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3NL United Kingdom
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£5

Can Church Schools survive the inroads of secular society? Canon Dr Anne Holt OBE.

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November 2018

Fierce Imaginings – God and the Great War

Monday, 19 November, 2018 @ 19:30 - 21:00
The Digby Church Hall, Digby Road
Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3NL United Kingdom
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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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What is Truth?

Monday, 26 November, 2018 @ 19:30 - 21:00
The Digby Church Hall, Digby Road
Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3NL United Kingdom
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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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January 2019

Killing Machines

Monday, 28 January @ 19:30 - 21:00
The Digby Church Hall, Digby Road
Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3NL United Kingdom
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Lt Gen Sir Robert Fry KCB Our lecture in 2017 about Artificial Intelligence generated much interest and discussion. Amongst the issues raised was the whole question of remotely controlled or even autonomous weapons. We are delighted to welcome two retired senior officers to help us explore this further. Lt Gen Sir Robert Fry KCB RM is a former commandant of the Royal Marines and served as coalition deputy commanding General in Iraq in 2006 before retiring to head Hewlett Packard'sĀ Enterprise…

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June 2019

Fit for the Future

Monday, 10 June @ 19:30 - 21:00
The Digby Church Hall, Digby Road
Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3NL United Kingdom
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£5

An opportunity to hear from some of those who shared their vision for the future of our community.

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Fortress Britain

Monday, 17 June @ 19:30 - 21:00
The Digby Church Hall, Digby Road
Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3NL United Kingdom
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A key driver for Britain leaving the EU is the perception that immigration is out of control as a consequence of EU freedom of movement rights. As the UK carves out a new place for itself on the European and world stage we welcome Ben Ryan, Head of Research at the Theos Think Tank and editor of the book Fortress Britain, to explore with us the ethical bases for immigration and refugee policies. How do we discern between migrants and…

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July 2019

The Cost of Care

Monday, 1 July @ 19:30 - 21:00
The Digby Church Hall, Digby Road
Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3NL United Kingdom
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With an ageing population and an ever increasing list of treatable conditions the NHS has come under huge pressure as more and more is expected of the service. The relatively simple care offered by the NHS in 1948 has been transformed by medical and technological advances all of which have come with a price tag. We welcome this evening Ron Martin, the lead chaplain of Dorchester County Hospital who will, with the aid of a colleague from the hospital senior…

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Post-Modern Mission

Monday, 15 July @ 19:30 - 21:00
The Digby Church Hall, Digby Road
Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3NL United Kingdom
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To many the very concept of Mission is tarnished with post-imperial guilt and the zeal of proselytism. Yet the command to the church remains, "go ye to all the nations". How can this be done in a post-modern, relativistic world where all stories and truths must be given equal weight and value? We are very pleased to welcome the Revd Duncan Dormor, CEO of the United Society Partners in the GospelĀ (USPG) to help us explore these questions. As an Old…

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