This year’s reading party is at Bishop Woodford House in the delightful old Cathedral town of Ely, 15 miles from Cambridge and close to the Fens. As always, the programme gives time to enjoy as well as to relax.
The conference is from Monday September 9th-Thursday 12th and costs £255 ensuite. There are a small number of non-ensuite rooms at £235.
The conference will be led by Anne Lewitt, URC minister at Petworth, Pulborough and Billingsworth, and Free to Believe chair, Martin Camroux.
The reading party offers a chance to think about the meaning of our lives from two different perspectives, both open-minded and critical and reflective, but one mostly no longer believing in God the other still believing.
Richard Holloway Waiting for the Last Bus: Reflections on Life and Death
The free-flowing structure he adopts as he goes about his task is elegant, elegiac and thought-provoking; questions not answers, interspersed with material from a range of writers – WH Auden, Philip Larkin, C Day-Lewis, Edward St Aubyn and Atul Gawande.
“Written with the integrity, intelligence and wit that we expect from Richard Holloway” Karen Armstrong
Dale Allison Night comes: Death, Imagination and the last things
Allison is Professor of New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary. Armed with his scholarly expertise he offers an engaging personal exploration of such themes as death and fear, resurrection and judgement, heaven and hell, in the light of Science, Scripture and his own experience.
“In this probing work Dale Allison raises life’s largest possible theological questions- the questions we humans all have… In a quest for answers, his nimble mind sends him racing across historical, cultural, and theological landscapes, and his range is astounding…A treasure”. Thomas Long
A chance to look at questions more deeply than is often the case in our churches. Bookings to Martin Camroux, 4 Sorrel Close, Colchester, CO45Ul Deposit of £50 cheques made out to Free to Believe.