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Autumn Courses: All Things Made New

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A Series of Evening Meetings at Southport College

The Course title is taken from one of the most challenging verses in the whole of Scripture: ‘Behold, I make all things new’ (Revelation 21:5). If the Reformation which engulfed England and Europe in the sixteenth century proved controversial and bloody it was also transformative. This work of transformation never ceases – both in respect of the Church as institution and in the life of each believer.

During these evening meetings we shall look at transformation from a number of perspectives – institutional, personal, scriptural and devotional – with the aim of rediscovering the freedom and obedience that lie at the heart of discipleship. There will be time for music and discussion and we shall be using extracts from Diarmaid MacCulloch’s recent collection of writings on the Reformation and the Anglicanism that emerged from it. Plenty here to interest anyone concerned with the question of what constitutes authority for the Christian and where it is to be found.

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Tuesday, 7th November 2017 - The New Jerusalem: Scripture, Longing and Hope
Tuesday, 14th November, 2017 - For Any Human Heart: The Prayer Book and the English Bible.
Tuesday, 21st November, 2017 - Thinking Again About Liturgy: Through Choppy Waters to the Throne of God.

All meetings start at 7.30 p.m. with refreshments from 7.00 p.m.

£15 (£12 concession) for all three including refreshments.


Autumn Courses 2017

A message from Canon Dr. Rod Garner, Diocesan Theologian

Dr Rod Gardner

Dr Rod Gardner

For the best of reasons, Church history features prominently in the following pages. 2017 is a landmark year – the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Martin Luther was the pivotal figure and his ideas divided Europe and triggered riots, murder and war. This is a good time to reassess what he believed, what drove him on and how we should regard him today when many know little about his life or legacy. The Reformation eventually transformed England and gave rise to Anglicanism. It also bequeathed to us a complex past that invites us to think again about the divisive issues of the present.


Alongside history, there will be presentations on the abiding mystery of the cross of Jesus and a film night featuring the work of Ken Loach, one of our most distinguished and principled British film directors. Both evenings will make use of music and film. Each in its different way will explore the relationship between faith and commitment and where we place our deepest allegiance. A case of deciding over and again, the question of ‘who is Christ for us today?’ and the radical obligations of this relationship.


The invitation to share in all or any of these meetings is open to everyone. Newcomers to similar events this year have found them informative and worthwhile. A warm welcome is also assured. Do come along if you are curious or simply want to learn more about how we are to live faithfully and hopefully in an age of anger and anxiety. If you would like more information before enrolling you can reach me at holytrinitysouthport@gmail.com or 07754812915.


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