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... then I will not have been able to send you the zoom details. There will be a 'direct join' button here just before the session.

Review of the First Session

Session Aims

The first session aimed to:

  • Why and how should Catholics study the Bible?
  • The Mass as the key to understanding Scripture
  • Scripture as the inspired Word of God
  • Salvation history as a two-part story

Follow Up

  • You could re-read the scripture used in the video:
    • Luke 24:13–24
    • Luke 24:31–35
    • John 16:12–14
    • Timothy 3:16–17
    • Galatians 4:4–5

To prepare for the Second session:

Scripture Reflection:

Read and meditate on Luke 24: 3-32:


“And their eyes were opened and they recognized him; and he vanished out of their sight. They said to each other, ‘Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the scriptures?

If you can make time, read the following (in order of importance):

Watch the video for session 2:

which will be on our website from Wednesday. This is not essential, as you will see it again in the session, but you might want to take the opportunity to be better prepared with your own observations and questions for the discussion time.

Monday Evening Scripture Study, beginning first Monday of Lent (22 February)

What is the Bible, where does it come from, and what is its purpose? Is there a 'Catholic' was to read the Bible,  and what story does it tell?

These are the ever-important questions which we will seek to answer on this program. Join us to learn the basic Catholic principles for reading Scripture and to survey the broad outlines of the books of the Bible and their place in the story of salvation.

This course will consist of a series of evenings with a streamed video inspired by the renowned theologian Dr Scott Hahn, followed by small group discussions with a series of questions to guide us. This will all be done using zoom, which allows us all to see each other and to share the content easily. It will be possible to take part using a computer, a tablet or a smart phone (anything which can play YouTube video will do).

The course is twelve sessions in total. It will therefore re-start after Easter on Monday evenings leading up to Pentecost. If in that time we are able to use the Parish rooms in the old priory we will do so - but it will always be possible to take part on line. Each of these Monday evening sessions will begin at 19:30 and will be completed no later than 20:50. There is then an opportunity for those who wish, to join evening prayer on line which we are already saying every evening at 21:00. (There is a link on the home page to this). The gap in between will be useful for social conversation...

Please watch the introductory video below, to acquaint yourself with the style of the inputs, and then decide if you wish to join us on this lentern journey, from Genesis to Jesus.

If you want to discuss further, contact John Andrews - initially by email, or catch me in Church under the old organ loft after 08:00 or 09:30 Mass on Sundays.

Booking Form

Please complete this booking form to register your interest for the program.

  • The sessions will be on Monday evenings starting at 22nd February and continuing till Pentecost Inclusive.
  • There are two types of ticket:
    • one is to indicate that you intend to attend.
    • The other is a way for you to volunteer as a breakout group moderator. These volunteers will be provided with questions to guide the breakout group discussion after each video and will also be offered a separate discussion time with John Andrews to prepare. They are not required to be scripture scholars and will not be there to give the correct answers! The role is to guide the discussions and to report back to a plenary each evening on the key points that each group has discovered.

From Genesis to Jesus - Introduction

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Optional Participant Workbook.

You can order yourself an electronic copy of the  optional participant's pack by clicking here. Although you can also order a printed copy at the same price, we do not recommend this as it would be shipped from USA and might arrive later than would be useful for you!