We are an ecumenical book club which includes Quakers, Methodists, Catholics, Anglicans and anyone else who wishes to participate.
We are a friendly, articulate, questioning group of people, very accepting of different points of view, and trusting of each other to disagree and remain good friends. We are concerned for each other, and supportive of each other.
Currently we are discussing "Morality: restoring the common good in divided times" by Jonathan Sacks.
We have recently explored "Days of Awe and Wonder" by Marcus Borg and "Biblical Literalism - a Gentile heresy" by John Shelby Spong.
Venue & Meeting TimesWe meet on the second Tuesday of every month, 2.15 - 4.00.p.m. normally at The Friends' Meeting House, High Green, Great Ayton TS9 6BJ but recently by Zoom.
The Meeting House is in the centre of Great Ayton, across the Green from the Royal Oak pub and the Co-op supermarket.
Group HistoryWe began in 2005, and have met more or less monthly ever since.
Books - we have discussed have ranged through works by Marcus Borg, Jack Spong, John Dominic Crossan, Karen Armstrong, Tom Wright, Keith Ward, Lloyd Geering, Brian McLaren, and Bart Ehreman,
We review biography, theology, Christian action, other faith traditions, and life-style topics.