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Space for Hard Questions in Blandford

by Gerry Lynch last modified 27 Jan, 2014 02:54 PM

An opportunity for good food, good friends and a good, no-holds barred, discussion on the meaning of life.

The bright nights of May and June seem a long way away in the depths of winter. But the Bishop of Sherborne is inviting people to join him in Blandford later in the year for a chance to get stuck into both food and life's big questions.

Following the success of the 2013 Alpha course in Shaftesbury, the Rt Revd Graham Kings, Bishop of Sherborne, is again inviting people in Dorset to sit down and eat with him as he kicks off a no-holds-barred course.

Bishop Graham will be running a 10-week Alpha course at the Blandford Parish Centre, Tabernacle, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 7DN on Tuesdays, beginning on 6 May 2014 The first evening will consist of a free meal in the Centre, followed by a talk and discussion.

“It’s an evening that’s open to everybody in Blandford and the surrounding areas – to meet the bishop and to discuss the meaning of life,” he said.

“The Alpha course is based around two things – food and questions; food because the central act of worship, the Holy Communion, is a meal and questions because they are so important.  No question is out of bounds, no question is silly. “I hope that people will come to faith and to new faith, and that they will come asking questions. But God is a God of surprises – anything could and probably will happen!”

The course begins at 7pm on May 6th 2014. The nine subsequent meetings which also involve a meal (not free, but with contributions) will also take place in the Parish Centre, Tabernacle, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 7DN.

For more information or to register on the course, please contact Mrs Jill Cuss, St Peter and St Paul's Church, The Market Place, Blandford Forum, DT11 7AS, telephone 01258 456260 or e-mail

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