Living in Love and Faith (LLF)
Everything appears to be changing, whether it’s our view of marriage, sexual attitudes, definitions of family or the concept of gender.
Should gay couples be allowed to get married in church?
Can a family have two mothers or two fathers?
What about all the various gender identities – trans, cis, non-binary?
Does the bible have anything to say about all this?
LLF is a course designed by the Church of England to discuss the topics of sexuality, identity, relationships and marriage.
There are five sessions, lasting 90 minutes each, which will be led by Peter Barrett and David Chapman during January through to early March in The Cornerstone. See dates below.
We will explore themes of identity, sex and relationships, including how they impact on our life together as a church. It is aimed at adults. All are welcome. (There is a version available for teenagers and children – please ask us about that.)
These are sensitive topics and there will be no simple answers. You may find yourself challenged as a result of attending these sessions. All we ask is that people listen to and respect each other’s views and be prepared to learn from one another.
We are going through this material because the Church of England will have to make some fairly significant decisions on these topics over the next two years. The aim is for everyone to provide feedback after the course so the Church can hear our views and discern a way forward.
We hope you can make it and look forward to living in love and faith together!
Dates (Sessions planned to be held in The Cornerstone – online if Covid-19 restrictions apply)
Thursdays 13th, 20th, 27th Jan, 17th February, 3rd March 2022 all at 19.30 – 21.00
To register, please see the form at the back of the church, or email the Parish Office