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Wesley Chapel Harrogate

A town centre presence since 1862

Journey Group

This discussion group meets monthly and provides a forum for open discussion on religious, spiritual and theological topics

We meet on the first Thursday of every month in the Foyer, convening at 2.30 pm, or 2.15pm if you want coffee!

 

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Group Ethos


The Group is attended by up to 12 members of several denominations – currently Methodist, Anglican, and URC. Ministers both active and retired are included.


It is geared to provide a forum for open discussion on religious, spiritual and theological topics. It attracts those who wish to continue to be active members of their church and its community, but who have grown to attach less importance to its doctrine, dogma, and what they see as its outdated traditional theology, but seeing importance in the life and teachings of Jesus as a man of his time. Our discussions tend therefore to be liberal and often radical in nature, full more of questions than answers, directed to understanding love and hope, but seeking few certainties.
The group is affiliated to Progressive Christianity Network Britain (PCN Britain) whose flyer front page states “PCN Britain .....where contemporary thought and understanding matter as much as scripture and tradition”. A second Harrogate PCN Britain group also meets monthly on a Sunday evening.


If you are interested in the sound of our group, you would be most welcome to join us. For more details please contact Philip Goodwin on 01423 563990 or email gpgoodwin@btinternet.com or visit the PCN Britain website at www.pcnbritain.org.uk

 

 

 

 

PAST MEETINGS

JUNE 2013

Val Webb, theologian progressive Christian and author, spoke about her book In Defence of Doubt. To learn more about Val visit her website www.valwebb.com.au

 

 

MARCH 2013

Dr Chris Maunder, Head of BA Theology and Religious Studies at York St John University spoke on The Revivial of Paganisms: Anthropology-Inspired Religions.

 

JANUARY 2013

A  PCN member, Eric from Morecambe, related his 'Journey' - how he has travelled in his beliefs and thoughts, and where he is now.

 

DECEMBER 2012

Final discussion on Marcus Borg's The God We Never Knew looking at the last chapter "Salvation: what on earth do we mean?"

 

NOVEMBER 2012

Anglican priest Dave Tomlinson was the guest speaker at a meeting that included members from other local PCN groups. The talk was entitled How to be a bad Christian....and a better human being, which is also the title of Rev. Tomlinson's recently published book.

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See also

Wesley Centre Harrogate | Nidd Valley Methodist Circuit | Leeds Methodist District | The Methodist Church in Britain

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