Hear, question and explore faith in one of our group courses.
God of Surprises: The Lent Programme 2014
The dates are Mondays: 10, 17, 24, 31 March, 7 and 14 April, 7.00pm – 8.30pm.
Jesus said “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field.” This Lent course is about seeking to discover that treasure in what we may consider the most unlikely field: our own lives.”
Using Gerard Hughes’ spiritual classic God of Surprises as our guide each week, we will reflect on that journey of discovery. Each Monday in Lent from 10 March until 14 April we will meet in St Martin’s between 7.00pm – 8.30pm using methods of reflection and prayer from St Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises, and dividing into listening groups to share with one another. Participants are encouraged to attend all the Monday evenings or as many as possible.
The cost of this course for all six weeks is £15 which will include a copy of the book God of Surprises which all participants will need.
Flyers and application forms are available to download below, at the back of church or directly from us: please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Parish Office on 020 7766 1100. All are welcome.
Download the Lent Course Flyer and Application Form 2014 here.
Living the Questions
The poet Rilke speaks of ‘loving the questions themselves’ as a key part of our spiritual journey.
Living the Questions is a DVD-based educational series at St. Martin-in-the-Fields. It brings tough questions to the Christian tradition, and explores how to live faithfully into the answers.
Join a community of seekers, pilgrims, and skeptics as we come to terms with Christianity in the 21st Century. Dig into ethics, politics, the Bible, and belief from a progressive and challenging point of view. Share in the insights of leading theologians, pastors, philosophers, and scholars.
Each Sunday session meets after our 10.00am service, from 12.15-1.45pm, and comprises a 20 minute video followed by discussion and sharing in groups. Try out individual sessions, or join us for the entire series. You are also welcome to eat with us after the meeting.
First Term: An Invitation to the Journey
12 January 2014: Loving the Questions
26 January: Taking the Bible Seriously
9 February: What Does ‘Thinking Theologically’ Mean?
23 February: Genesis: Exploring two different stories of Creation
9 March: Jesus and His Multiple Biographies
23 March: A Passion for Christ: Paul the Apostle
6 April: Out into the World: Being Progressive AND Christian
Future terms include topics like: Evil, Suffering, and A God of Love; The Myth of Redemptive Violence; Practicing Resurrection Every Day; Debunking the ‘Rapture;’ Incarnation (‘Being Divinely Human’); and Prayer (‘Developing Intimacy with God’).
The Cloak is St Martin’s network of small groups. St Martin’s has a diverse and growing congregation and seeks to live in the light of the welcoming and hospitable charism of St Martin, who shared his cloak with a beggar. A larger congregation challenges us to think creatively about how to nurture each other in our faith and thread our community life together. The Cloak seeks to offer members of the congregation the opportunity to join a small group for prayer, bible study, fellowship and supporting each other in turning our faith into action in the world.
We currently have four groups, Central, South, West and North. If you are interested in joining a group, please download a flyer or pick one up from church and return it to the church office. We can’t guarantee to find you something immediately, but we will do our best, and may be able to suggest a group which you could visit to see what happens there. As the network grows, more spaces will open up.
For more information about the groups, please contact Revd Clare Herbert on 020 7766 1143 and leave a message, or email email@example.com