The Learning Community

In 2017 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. A survey before Easter 2017 indicated the areas of interest and concern which people most wished to explore and their preferred timing and frequency of events. The Planning Group take all these factors into account, alongside continuous feedback from events, in arranging an annual programme.


Audio of previous events

Living Well

Saturday 2nd March, 10.15am – 1pm
Westbury Methodist Church, Westbury Hill

The Christian Gospel promises ‘life in all its fullness’. What are the habits, attitudes and situations that prevent us living well and how might we managethose factors in ourselves and others around us?

The Revd Dr James Woodward, Principal of Sarum College, unpacked the Gospel promise of living and dying well.

 

Dr Andrew Clark, a leading Bristol psychotherapist, explored the issues that help or hinder mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing.


The Psalms: Singing a New Song

Wednesday 26th September, 7.45pm – 9.30pm
Holy Trinity Church, Church Road, Westbury-on-Trym BS9 3EQ

With Dr David Firth, tutor in Old Testament Studies at Trinity College Bristol

The Psalms have played an essential part in Christian worship from earliest times. They framed the monastic day they are a characteristic part of Anglican morning and evening worship and of the Eucharist. Some of the most popular hymns are based on psalms. But the Psalms are and were originally part of Hebrew spirituality.

Dr David Firth, who teaches the Old Testament and has written on the Psalms, will explore their origin, their poetry and spirituality and how the Psalms continue to be a resource for contemporary Christian discipleship.

Listen to the recording of the event here:


A Reason To Believe

Wednesday 17th October, 7.45pm – 9.30pm
Holy Trinity Church, Church Road, Westbury-on-Trym BS9 3EQ

With The Very Rev Dr David Hoyle, Dean of Bristol

“Do we need God today, and if so, what’s the story?”

Take away the guilt and fear associated with Christian preaching in past generations, then why should normal people today believe in God?

Dr David Hoyle, Dean of Bristol, will help us tell a more positive story.

Listen to the recording of the event here:

 


Inclusive Church?

Wednesday 28th November, 7.45pm – 9.30pm
Holy Trinity Church, Church Road, Westbury-on-Trym BS9 3EQ

Gender, Sexuality and the Gospel

With The Very Rev Andrew Nunn, Dean of Southwark

Despite some recent progress, the Church is still seen by many as a bastion of prejudice and discrimination, especially on issues of gender and sexuality. How welcoming are we as a Christian community?

The Very Revd Andrew Nunn examines the Gospel challenge to today’s Church.

Listen to the recording of the event here: