The Faith Forum for adults takes place in the Parish Centre Hall at St Helen's on the first Sunday of the month at 9.15am. Tea and coffee are served from 9am. Illustrated talks are followed by the opportunity for discussion. The Parish Centre is found at the bottom of the path through the churchyard opposite the North Porch of the church. The Centre is wheelchair accessible.
6th March: Asian Christianity - learning from an ancient church
We will be gathering in the Parish Centre from 9am, but those unable to be with us in person can join via Zoom. The link will be available in the 6th March newsletter. Our talk will be from Revd Shemil Mathew who will look at Christianity in an Asian context, including its dual origins in both the ancient church and a colonial past, and will also describe the experience of being an Asian Christian in Britain.
Shemil Mathew is Vice Dean of Emmanuel Theological College in Chester. Born and raised in Kerala, India, he has a wide experience of working with Anglican communities in Asia and Africa. Shemil is the General Secretary of the Anglican Minority Ethnic Network (AMEN) and is currently researching a PhD on Anglican Ecclesiology, in particular the relationship between the CofE and minority ethnic communities.
Recording from 6th February
Polly Falconer, UKME Development Enabler for the Oxford Diocese: Does God see colour?