Group Profile

Contact Details

Convenor: Michael Wright
Location: Teesside, North East England
Phone: 07966 527697

About Us

“Journeyings” is a monthly ecumenical Book Club. It 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 “God, Words and us” - a Quaker publication sharing different people’s experience of silence, and understanding what the word “God” means to us. We expect to explore this book until April, and afterwards move on the discussing Walter Wink’s “The Powers that be - theology for a new millennium”

Last year we explored “Biblical Literalism - a Gentile heresy” by John Shelby Spong.

Venue & Meeting Times

We 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

This is in the centre of Great Ayton, across the Green from the Royal Oak pub, and the Co-op supermarket.

Our next few meetings are on:  February 13, March 13, APRIL 17 - please note this is the third Tuesday of April; after that we will be back to the 2nd Tuesday each month.

Group History

We 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.

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