Convenor: Peter Stribblehill
Location: Oakham Group, Rutland.
Region: East Midlands
Phone: 07918 916466.
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Venue & Meeting TimesWe meet at Oakham Methodist Church and we meet fortnightly from October to Easter and hold an Away Day in June to maintain momentum during the summer.
Group HistoryWe are a new group to PCN though have been meeting since 2008 under the general name “Living the Questions”.
We formed like many other groups as a reaction to traditional Christian doctrine and a wish to make more sense of faith and the Christian life today. Although we meet at Oakham Methodist Church we are not specifically Methodist and have a number of members with Anglican, Quaker and agnostic backgrounds. We meet fortnightly from October to Easter and hold an Away Day in June to maintain momentum during the summer.
Normally 20-25 attend our meetings which are usually based on a DVD or CD; we take it in turns to lead each session. Our original series used the American DVD “Living the Questions” and the name stuck. Our most recent discussions were based on the Richard Holloway Radio 4 series of talks “Three score years and ten” – much of which appears in his book, “Waiting for the Last Bus.”
We have become familiar with the contributions of most recent progressive thinkers – Spong, Crossan, Borg, Holloway Breuggerman, Rohr and so on and are used to the idea that in religion, as in so many other areas of life, certainty is an illusion.
We are always pleased to meet new members and if you are interested in what we do please contact us through PCN.