Bible Study & Pilgrim Course

Bible / Spirituality Study

2019 Bible Studies

The Gospel of Luke

An eight week study group on the Gospel of Luke will commence in July 2019. The text will be ‘A Friendly Guide to Luke’s Gospel’ by Stuart Moran. See this link for further details. Luke’s Study Flyer


Pilgrim Course : The Bible

Thursdays 7.00pm from 7 November to 12 December 2019

at St Stephen’s, 360 Church Street, Richmond

  • 7 November, Session One: What is the Bible?

With a Reflection by Paula Gooder: Looks at a ‘way in’ to reading the Bible, thinking particularly about how to recognize what kind of writing the Bible is.

  • 14 November, Session Two: The Bible as Breath

With a Reflection by David Moxon: Reflects on what it means to say that the Bible is the breath of God.

  • 21 November, Session Three: The Bible as a stream of living water

With a Reflection by Rosemary Lain-Priestley: Explores how the Bible nourishes us.

  • 28 November, Session Four: The Bible as a lamp

With a Reflection by Vivienne Faull: Looks at the Bible as something that enlightens and informs us as Christians.

  • 5 December, Session Five: The Bible as a two-edged sword

With a Reflection by Paula Gooder: Explores what it means to say that the Bible is living and active.

  • 12 December, Session Six: Daily bread

With a Reflection by Steven Croft: Discusses more about making Bible-reading a part of our regular life and prayer.

What is the Pilgrim Course?

Pilgrim is a major teaching and discipleship resource from the Church of England used by many Anglican Churches around the world. It aims to help every local church create a place where people can explore the Christian faith together and see how it can be lived out each day.

Pilgrim takes a different approach to other Christian programmes. It approaches the great issues of faith not through persuasion, but participation in a pattern of contemplation and discussion with a group of fellow travellers.

Pilgrim is comprised of two stages: the Follow stage for those very new to faith, and the Grow stage for those who want to go further. Each stage contains four short six-session courses which focus on a major theme of Christian life.

Pilgrim at St Bart’s in 2019

  • Topic – The Creeds & The Eucharist
  • Dates – TBA

Pilgrim’s approach

It starts at the very beginning

Pilgrim assumes very little understanding or knowledge of the Christian faith.

It focuses on Jesus Christ

Pilgrim aims to equip people to follow Jesus Christ as disciples in the whole of their lives.

It flows from the Scriptures

The primary focus of each session is a group of people engaging with the Bible together.

It draws deeply from the Christian tradition

In the Early Church, the Christian faith was taught by the transmission of key texts which summed up the heart of the Christian message. Pilgrim restores this approach for the twenty-first century.

It honours the Anglican way and its many streams

Pilgrim has been developed as a specifically Anglican resource which aims to cater for every tradition in the Anglican Church.

Learn more about Pilgrim