St Paul Reading Group

Vatican II taught us to ‘return to the sources’, to anchor our faith in history by studying the earliest documents of the early church. That’s the aim of the St.Paul Reading group, which began by studying St.Paul’s letters, the very first surviving documents of the faith,  before moving on to the gospels, first St.Mark and then St.Luke. This year we will study St.Matthew, beginning on Thursday April 20th.

The group meets at from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 every Thursday in the Presbytery. We read small sections at a time out loud before discussing questions of interest: historical, linguistic, theological and practical (what it means for our faith now). If you would like to join us, please contact Terry Wright on 0191 2748653, Michael Hannon on 0191 2746252 or email, or simply come to the first meeting. You will need to bring a copy of the gospel with you in whatever translation you have (differences between translations being one of the points of interest).