Advent Book Group discussion - I

Date: 2nd December 2021

Time: 10:30

Advent Book Club: Comfortable Words 

The first of two opportunities:

This Advent, we’re encouraging you to hear the comfortable (and hopeful) words of scripture, and join us in reading the a series of reflections on lockdown by the Bishop of Oxford, Rt Revd Steven Croft.

Through nine reflections, Steven Croft examines what these ‘comfortable words’ have to say to us. Each reflection begins from a passage of scripture taken from Isaiah 40—55: the song of an unnamed prophet who sings at the end of the exile to call God’s people home.

The prophet sings of love and forgiveness, of new hope and strength in God, to rekindle courage in the hearts of God’s people. The prophet sings of a new kind of leadership, based on humility and gentleness. The prophet sings to tell us not to be afraid even in the face of death. These are comfortable words the whole world needs to hear afresh in this season.

Do pick up a copy of the book, read it and join us to discuss the themes and questions raised by the book for those exploring faith today.  There will be two opportunities to join us for discussion, each lasting about 1hr: 10.30am Thursday 2nd December and 8pm Thursday 16th December.

For further details contact Lauryn Awbrey on or call the Parish Office.


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