We are an ecumenical book club with members from different Christian traditions including Quakers, Methodists, Catholics, Anglicans and others.
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 "Did the first Christians worship Jesus?" by James Dunn.
We have recently explored "Morality" by Jonathan Sacks, "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. at The Friends' Meeting House, High Green, Great Ayton TS9 6BJ. 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. Until 2021 the group was led by the late Michael Wright.
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.