Thinking

Space to think

Life is complicated, and faith isn’t about making it less complicated, but living with greater wisdom in the midst of uncertainty.

We offer space for reflection and discussion, for ponderers and wonderers. Whether you’re into knotty philosophical debate, prefer discussing your faith and the bible in small groups, or are a teenager wanting to explore who you are and what you might do with your life there is a thinking space to welcome you.

Below are some of the thinking spaces you can be part of in Redlands Parish Church.

If you’d like to explore your faith outside of church services our friendly house groups are an ideal place.

The Monday group normally meets once per month, and once a week during Lent. It’s a chance to think more deeply about Christian faith in a supportive environment. Themes for discussions have included the place of the sacred in a secular world, Christian relationships, the Eucharist, climate change and Christian faith, and songs of praise in the New Testament.

For further information please contact Alan or Shelagh, or call the parish office.

On the third Thursday of every month during term time, After Eights meets up at 8.00pm in The Eldon Arms. Each month we discuss a particular topic from the Bible or from today’s world, over a pint or two.

Topics we’ve discussed include Creation and Evolution, Same Sex Marriage, and Power and Politics.

For more details please contact Graeme.

Mothers’ Union is an international charity that aims to demonstrate the Christian faith in action through the transformation of communities worldwide. We are working with people of all faiths and none in 83 countries to promote stable marriage, family life, and the protection of children through praying, enabling, and campaigning.

The Parish branch meets regularly, starting with prayers followed by a sharing of news or business over coffee. We also often invite guest speakers to join us.
For more information please contact Barbara through the Parish Office.

Our youth group is for young people aged Year 6 and upwards, and they meet during the Sunday morning service at St Luke’s, eating, playing games, and exploring their faith and identity.

For more information, please contact Simon or Serena