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Pilgrim Course now on at St Francis Church

Saturday, June 6th, 2015


Pilgrim Course at St Francis

On Thursdays at 7.30 p.m. at the Vicarage from 15th October, we will be exploring the second  module of the Pilgrim Course: ‘The Lord’s Prayer’.  The Pilgrim Course is also being used by several of our Home Groups, ask in church for more details about times and venues.

This course is for people who are not yet Christians but who are open to finding out more and for those who are just beginning the journey. People who want some sort of refresher course are also very welcome. In walking with you on this journey we are not assuming that you necessarily share the beliefs that are being explored, just that you want to find out more about them.

To find out more you can follow the link below to see an introductory video:

“The Pilgrim course is a journey to the heart of God and to a living, personal relationship with Jesus Christ within the household of his Church.”
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York

Ageing Well Group

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

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15th Ocotber onwards  FROM 10.30 – 12.15


Meeting to explore ideas and to share practical wisdom about ageing well.

The topics we looked at included:
• New steps and challenges
• Keeping mentally and physically active
• New and existing relationships
• Facing fears and feeling safe
• Money Matters
• Any Questions
• Legal issues
• Your health and the health services

Just come along to find out how it went and about how to join in for the second run of the course.
ST FRANCIS CHURCH: 0121 472 7215 ext 2
Or e-mail:
Ageing Well is funded by Awards for All and co-ordinated by Bournville Parish Church

Lentwise – Session 2

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

The second session for our Lent course focussed on the theme of nourishment and what keeps us going – reflecting on the saying of Jesus “I am the bread of life” (John 6.25-35).

We had some good discussions around the ideas of what nourishes us spiritually:  nature, relationships, music, worship and silence were common themes. We also got into some interesting areas of thinking around what Jesus meant by saying that the food which he gives lasts into eternal life. This is the food that nourishes us as we travel on the way to the Father, yet is also gives us a taste of that life in the here and now. There is a now-and-not-yet experience of eternal life as we eat the bread that Jesus gives. And although it is satisfying we do still want more. What did Jesus mean saying that when we come to him we will never be hungry? We all felt that with our spiritual nourishment we still needed refreshing and renewing. I wonder if he meant that in coming to him our spiritual hungers will always be satisfied – that we will always be provided for. With Jesus there is always daily bread; bread for today and bread for tomorrow.

What do you think? Please feel free to post your comment.

Sorry there’s no picture this week – we ate the bread before I took a photo.

Lentwise – Session 1

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

This evening our group at St Francis reflected on the image of the compass and themes of direction and destination as we looked at John 14.1-7:  Jesus saying “I am the way…”

We looked at the themes of turmoil and trust as part of our spiritual journey.

As part of the closing meditation ‘Beyond Words’  we placed images and headlines from newspapers around a cross shape which had the points of the compass written on it. God’s concern is for the whole of our lives, the small detail of personal concerns and the great events all around the world from the North to the South and from the East to the West (NEWS.


If you have been part of a discussion group and would like to share your reflections please post them below as a comment.