Vicar’s Letter July 2021

For the past few months, a group of people have been gathering together (on Zoom) to talk about some of the “big stuff” of life and faith. We’ve had in-depth conversations about why there is evil in the world and why people suffer. We’ve wondered about the meaning of it all and explored what we value and why.

These are just some of the topics we’ve covered in our weekly discussions as part of the Alpha Course. Alongside these topics we’ve also thought about the role faith has to play in the contemporary world. We’ve talked about who Jesus is and why it matters. We’ve talked about the way Christians connect with God through prayer and the words written down in the Bible.

Our conversations have been really thought provoking, encouraging and challenging. People come to the course from different places, with different perspectives and life-experiences. And all of it adds to the richness of the conversation. One of the strengths of the Alpha Course is in curating an open space where difference can be explored and where different perspectives add to the conversation.

The Alpha Course isn’t about feeding people the “right” answers, but allowing each guest to express their own perspective and exploring how we might see the world and faith through that lens. Why not keep your eyes open for the next Alpha Course and set aside some time to think through and talk through some of life’s big questions….


Rev Tim

About Stephen

Lay Chair of All Saints' Church Council and Treasurer. Retired Head of University Secretariat at Keele, Secretary of North Staffs Classical Association, Secretary of North Shropshire CLP, former Woore Parish Councillor & Vice-Chairman of Woore Neighbourhood Plan Team, now complete. Chairman of Sir John Offley's Almshouse Trust, Madeley.
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