PCN Richmond currently has some 15 members. Although most are from the Parish of Mortlake and East Sheen, we have three members who live and worship elsewhere. The group meets about every six weeks on Saturday afternoons in members' houses. We usually discuss a topic for an hour or so, hold a short period of silence for reflection and conclude with a prayer. We then adjourn for refreshment and enjoyment of each other's company.
Over the years, we have discussed several topics, many based on books such as Marcus Borg's "Heart of Christianity", Chris Scott's "Between the Poles" and Dave Tomlinson's "How to be a bad Christian ... And a better human being" . We have also used "Honest Sermons" from the Radical Faith website and the three talks "Let's Be Honest" given by Adrian Alker at an Abingdon conference. More recently, we considered six Gresham lectures given by Richard Holloway in 1999-2000 on the theme of Living Theology and we have just completed a series on Dave Tomlinson's "Re-Enchanting Christianity".
Venue & Meeting TimesMeetings are held on Saturday afternoons at approximately six weekly intervals and at different locations in Mortlake or East Sheen. The venue for each meeting can be found by contacting the group convenor.
Whilst Covid restrictions do not allow the group do physically meet, zoom meetings are being held on 'one-off' topics. Once physical presence meetings can be resumed, the inttention is to devote a series of meetings to various chapters in Marcus Borg's "Days of Awe and Wonder".