The Zeta Course
is an exploration of the Christian faith, in three sessions of 90 minutes in successive weeks. These are held several times a year, and each session consists of:
- an unfolding of the Christian tradition;
- a discussion of this, led by two lay members of the church;
- a short period of reflection, with music.
The three sessions are: the wonder of the world; the love of the Lord; the kingdom of Christ.
Zeta is open to people who are new to the Church, or returning to it after a while, or simply desiring a new look at the faith; and to those bringing their children for baptism. Zeta is emphatically not meant to push people into any preconceived mould.
The next course will take place at Horfield Rectory on Thursdays October 7th, 14th, 21st.
The Trinity Course
is an ongoing introduction to the faith, over three terms of 5-6 sessions each. The course as a whole is especially designed for those who desire to be confirmed: but is also open to any who want a fresh look at their faith. The three terms cover
1. God and us
2. The story of salvation
3. The Church and the Spirit
People can join at the start of any term; and do either the whole course or just one term. The next course starts on Wednesday 11th of February.
To download an information sheet about The Trinity Course in PDF format, click here.
The Manna Course
We have now received the Bishop’s permission to admit to Holy Communion children within the church aged 6 or above. They are asked to attend the Manna course over the 6 weeks leading up to their First Communion – this consists of activities on Saturday afternoons, and corresponding special liturgies on Sunday mornings. “Manna?” is Hebrew for “What is it?”, and each week we consider one way of answering the question “What is Communion?”:
It’s a meal that looks back to the Last Supper, and forward to the Heavenly Banquet;
It makes us part of the Christian community, of the Body of Christ;
It is God’s gift: at Communion we receive Jesus Christ, born, crucified, and risen;
It is a source of wonder: in the Sacrament we adore the presence of Christ himself.
It is food for the journey, as we travel towards the Kingdom of God.
Meets on Sundays in term time in the Church Hall from 9.45 am. There is no Junior Church on the 3rd Sunday of each month as a Family Service is held at the Church. Junior Church is a worshipping and learning experience. Based on the Roots programme for children’s Christian education, activities include games, singing, stories, craft activities and prayers. Junior Church joins the adult church in time for the Eucharist when the children are blessed and take part in the service. Children aged 3-16 years are most welcome!
For further information, please contact the Parish Office on 0117 9518234
Bible studies, discussions of sermons, and short courses to discuss some particular topic of the time, are held from time to time. During Lent we usually take part in ecumenical Lent groups organised by Churches Together in Horfield and Lockleaze.