Talks for Lent with conversation and coffee.
Hear the talks
During Lent in 2017 we are holding a series of talks based on the theme of social responsibility. Each week a specialist speaker will open up a current issue and help us explore how God views these global issues and consider what influence we can have. Each speaker will speak for 30 to 45 minutes and then following a short break for a hot drink we will explore the subject further in a question and answer time. The events are hosted by Christ Church, Derry Hill and Dayspring Church.
7.30pm - Tuesdays - Christ Church, Church Road, Derry Hill, Wiltshire, SN11 9QY
Entrance £3 per session (Consessions £2)
Who matters in our society?
Rev Mia Hilborn, chaplain at Guy's and St Thomas' hospitals, kicks off our series of Lent Talks by looking at who we value and want in our society, touching on euthanasia and abortion. She has co-authored the book At the End of the Day which thoughtfully examines death and dying.
Tuesday 7 March 2017
Food and Faith
Rev David Osborne will explore how our Christian faith can relate to what and how we eat. David is a Member of the Iona Community, the former lead on environmental matters in the Diocese of Bath and Wells, and a writer. Love for the Future: a Journey is one of his books. He also enjoys walking, cycling, bird-watching, singing, eating, drinking and being a grandfather.
Tuesday 14 March 2017
Our Response to the Refugee Crisis
Dr Tim Davy will ask how should we respond as church to the refugee crisis and plight of unaccompanied minors? He is a lecturer and researcher on the Bible and mission at Redcliffe College. He also leads Redcliffe's research project, 'Meeting the Needs of Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children in Gloucestershire: Enhancing the Response of the Local Church'.
Tuesday 21 March 2017
Human Trafficking, Lent & Me
Anna Towsend will look at this important issue asking is there a connection with Lent and what is a practical repsonse from Wiltshire? She runs Women without Roofs a charity that supports women in Nepal facing hardship and is the author of Destination Transformation a forty day journey to change the world for people with baggage.
Tuesday 28 March 2017
Caring for Creation
Rt Rev Nicholas Holtam Bishop of Salisbury concludes our series of talks by discussing the Environmental crisis and how we can respond to it. Since September 2014 he has been the Church of England's lead bishop for Environmental Affairs. His ministry has always been deeply committed to the social implications of the Christian Gospel and its demand to prioritise the needs of the poor and vulnerable.
Tuesday 4 April 2017
For more details please contact the Dayspring Office
Hear the talks
Links to the recordings of the talks below.
Our response to the refugee crisis
Human Trafficking, Lent and Me