“What’s the Point?”
An opportunity to question the church.
In the strange times we are living through, with Brexit, Covid and Ukraine. the churches are finding more interest in faith and God. Philip West is the Church of England Deanery Priest for the churches across South Holderness.
“I walk a lot around here,” says Philip, “it’s the friendliest place I’ve ever lived and most people are keen to have a chat. And more than ever people are happy to talk about God and faith, and they often ask me questions about it. They want to know things like, “Is heaven real?” “Why am I here?” “Do scientists believe in God?” “Why is there so much suffering in the world?” “How can I pray” and many more questions.
“To try to help, the churches are holding some open sessions at the Camerton pub in Thorngumbald where people can come and ask whatever they like about life, God and faith. We’ll then do our best to tell people what the church thinks and what the Christian faith says. We’ll be very interested in what other people think as well. You can grab a drink and fire away with questions or just sit and listen.”
The meetings will be very informal, and anyone can turn up, whether atheist, believer or not sure what they believe. They will be on Wednesdays beginning on 18th May, starting at 7.30pm and will end by 9pm (though anyone can leave earlier or stay later).
For more information, you can contact Philip at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 01964 603199.