The Learning Community

As part of its 1300 celebration year, Holy Trinity Westbury-on-Trym launched a new range of learning opportunities for adults (Church members and others) to help equip them for more effective Christian discipleship at work, in their personal relationships and in the community.

Our next events take place in May and June, so please book your places for these now. Please also express your interest in a new First Steps in Faith course if you would like to participate in this.

To help us plan, please book your place as soon as possible by booking online at the links below or by downloading the booking form and returning it to the parish office.

SUMMER Programme 2018

Faith in Action

Wednesday 9th May at 7.30pm
Westbury Baptist Church, Reedley Road, Bristol BS9 3TE

Why social justice is a great opportunity for Christians 

Simon Barrow explores the challenging nature of the Gospel as the inspiration for Christian engagement in the world. With contributions from people locally active for social justice.

The Gospels make it clear that the kind of discipleship Jesus expected from his followers was, like his own, a ministry of loving service, healing and reconciliation. The Kingdom of God was a promise for individuals, but also for a world renewed in justice, truth and peace.  As Church membership numbers continue to decline, commitment to social justice, to the environment, to the isolated and excluded, may be the best way for Christians to commend the Gospel to others who share these values.

Simon Barrow, author, journalist, theologian and Director of the Christian think-tank Ekklesia, will help us renew the connection between what we believe and what we do.

Book online

Or download the booking form and return to church or the parish office, or telephone the parish office on 0117 950 8644.


Mending Broken Bridges

Wednesday 13th June from 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Westbury Baptist Church, Reedley Road BS9 3TE

Forgiveness, Reconciliation, tying up loose ends, dealing with unfinished business; and how to move on.

Dr Mary Travis, psychotherapist and theologian, helps us look at these difficult issues in our faith and in our personal lives and relationships.

Human beings are easily hurt, and are good at inflicting damage on one another through our negligence, our weakness or sometimes our deliberate bloody-mindedness. Nobody gets through life unscarred and sometimes these experiences become the defining narrative of our lives. But some of these issues can be resolved and, in the second half of life, it may become increasingly important to try to tie up some loose ends, address unfinished business and tackle issues of forgiveness.

Dr Travis, highly experienced in these matters, will talk about how we might approach some of these challenges for ourselves.

Book online

Or download the booking form and return to church or the parish office, or telephone the parish office on 0117 950 8644.


First steps in faith

For adults who want to explore Christian faith but don’t know where to start. This is likely to be a small group for people in the very early stages of faith. Please email thelearningcommunity@westbury-parish-church.org.uk or telephone the parish office on 0117 950 8644, or indicate your interest on the booking form


How to book

Book your free places for the individual events by using the links above.

Alternatively please download and return the Summer booking form to Church or to the Parish Office

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