Group Profile

Contact Details

Convenor: Ben Whitney
Location: East Shropshire
Phone: 07939 103340

About Us

Anyone willing to explore issues of spirituality and Christian faith in an open-minded way is welcome at East Shropshire and Wolverhampton PCN. We'd be delighted to welcome new members so please feel free to contact us at any time. Some of us would still call ourselves 'Christians'; some wouldn't. But we seek to listen to, and learn from, each other, without judgement. See 'Latest Bulletin'.


Venue & Meeting Times

Under normal circumstances we meet monthly on Monday nights at 7.15 pm at St Mary's Church Centre in High Street, Albrighton, near Wolverhampton WV7 3EQ. Our meetings consist of discussions (sometimes preceded by a DVD or after we have read a book), talks, quiet mornings, a summer social and a Christmas meal out at a local pub.

Group History

We began meeting in summer 2011 after David Cotterell, a member of the congregation at St Mary's, had invited John Churcher to give a talk which sparked interest in progressive Christianity. Encouraged by the then vicar, Jill Warren, who was not a member, David formed a PCN group and over time, our group has settled down to a regular 12 - 16 attendees at meetings.

Trust between the members has grown and we find discussion much easier now. We would welcome more people at meetings: those who have not been for a while or anyone who would like to try out an open-minded and inclusive group of people who are attempting to follow The Way.

Our list of topics discussed or studied is long and varied and includes: pilgrimage, the Jewish roots of Christianity, Sikhism, the history of marriage in the Bible, the myths of Christmas, Creeds and DVD lectures on the BCE and CE ideas of God.

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