Coffee-shop Advent

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14 December 2012

EACH Wednesday evening in Advent, the members of the congregation of St Michael's, in the market town of Kirkham, in Blackburn diocese, are gathering in an independent book-and-coffee shop, where they are joined by people from other denominations or no church at all.

They are holding open discussions based on Bishop Steven Croft's book What the Church Should Do Next. More than 30 people have filled the shop, and the Vicar, the Revd Richard Bunday, has been delighted with "both the numbers and the quality of the discussion" that has taken place. He says it is "a truly ecumenical and mission-oriented event for Advent".

 

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