Bible study

We have a number of studies which meet at different points through the year. Normally we look at a topic or a book of the Bible over 4 or 5 weeks. These are relaxed groups where you're free to say as much (within reason) or as little as you want.

Bible Gateway is a great way to access Bible passages, especially if you wish to compare different translations.

Earlier studies

Five weekly sessions planned for Lent 2020 were to explore the theme of Abraham and his influence on modern-day Christianity.  
These sessions had to be cancelled owing to the pandemic.

In Advent 2019 four weekly sessions exploring the New Testament themes of thankfulness, patience, humility and joy. This was based on the book by Tom Wright  "ADVENT FOR EVERYONE"




For Lent 2019 a study with a difference - not a course but a different way of approaching scripture:

Thiswas based on work done by Anna Carter Florence, in her book ‘Rehearsing Scripture‘, which really encourages us to encounter and experience Bible passages together.

We took six very familiar passages and gained fresh insights and connections that we had perhaps never appreciated before:

     Noah, Ezekiel and the dry bones, The Annunciation of Mary, Adam & Eve, Esther, Moses and the burning bush


For Advent 2018 the focus was Rowan Williams book BEING DISCIPLES, Essentials of the Christian Life.

According to the current Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby: ‘Here is quite the most beautiful writing on discipleship I know. I commend it to those who have been on this journey a long time, as well as to anyone who wonders what on earth following Jesus is all about’

For Lent 2018 we followed a new study by York Courses called 'On the Third Day' written by Bishop John Pritchard.

The resurrection is the Big Story that turned a little Jewish protest movement into a world-transforming religion. And yet by Easter Monday we’ve almost forgotten about it and are planning our summer holidays. How can we re-capture the explosive power of the resurrection that ricocheted around the world? How can we live in the glow of resurrection and be an Easter people? How can ‘there and then’ become ‘here and now’?

Advent 2017 Bible Studies followed the God with Us, Your Christmas Journey booklet produced by the Church of England. We had 2 groups meeting, one at 150 Walmersley Rd and the other at Christ Church with people from at least 5 different churches attending.

Our Lent 2017 Bible Studies this year were based on the Church Urban Fund's 'Food for Thought'. Groups met at 150 Walmersley Road, Seedfield Methodist and Christ Church Walmersley.

Advent 2016 & New Year Bible Study was this time based on 'The Awesome Journey, Life's Pilgrimage' by David Adam. David draws on his love of Celtic spirituality and the study includes Abraham, Moses and Elijah.

In Lent 2016 we followed Paula Gooder's 'The Joy of the Gospel' which is based on Pope Francis' acclaimed reflections on mission and evangelism. It focuses on a positive and realistic approach to sharing faith in the modern world.

In Advent 2015 we looked at the message of 1 Peter: In today’s world there are many who are unsure of who they are and how they fit in. Others are desperately seeking their roots in order to have anchor points in their lives.

Peter is aware that the Christians he is addressing are struggling to come to terms with who they are in Christ and to whom they belong. The letter also contains practical advice about relationships.

Ultimately, Peter shows us that even though we may feel beleaguered, if we love and follow Christ we can not only have hope, but we can become eloquent witnesses to His power as we share the reason for the hope which we have within us.

In September 2015 we looked at the book of James. This letter to the scattered Church is a hands-on, 'how to' book on Christian living. It pulls no punches. James 'confronts, challenges and calls us to be committed to not only hearing the Word, but being doers of the Word also'.

James deals with the gap between belief and behaviour. Many Christians have a tendency to hear God's Word but not put it into practice... This study will challenge you to live your life as God intended'.


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