York Courses 2017-2018

'Easy-to-use ecumenical courses, bringing famous voices and challenging opinions into your discussion group. ''Over the years, the York Courses have proved a huge success, and deservedly so. The format works brilliantly.''

So what are you waiting for?

A 4-session course written by Revd Lucy Winkett – ideal for Advent, or any time you need a 4-part course

“Simon Stanley brilliantly explores the whole business of time, waiting and rushing with Lucy Winkett. The course booklet is a so-what-are-you-waiting-for-2018must-read before engaging with the CD, which forms the icing on the course’s very substantial cake.” (Church Times review October 2017)  comprising course booklet, audio and transcript

The season of Advent bends time itself. And for us, time drags or speeds by, depending on our circumstances and stage of life. Our attitude to time gives us clues about our attitude towards God.It’s a cliche to say that we live our lives often waiting for life to start, but that’s what many people experience, until they realise that they were living their lives all along. Whether you’re always in a hurry or have too much time on your hands, this course is for you, as we explore a spiritual life that encourages us to be active in the chronological world, and rooted in Kairos, God’s time.

On the Third Day

A brand new 5-session ecumenical course for discussion groups written by Bishop John Pritchard – ideal for on-the-third-day-2018Lent, though not Lent-specific Comprising course booklet, audio  and transcript

Rationale: The resurrection is the Big Story that turned a little Jewish protest movement into a world-transforming religion. And yet by Easter Monday we’ve almost forgotten about it and are planning our summer holidays. How can we re-capture the explosive power of the resurrection that ricocheted around the world? How can we live in the glow of resurrection and be an Easter people? How can ‘there and then’ become ‘here and now’? The course booklet includes a good selection of questions at the end of each of the five sessions, designed to stimulate wide-ranging discussion.    Website: York Courses for booking details  

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