“Brexit means Brexit.” Even after 31st January, the meaning is not likely to be much clearer. The UK is setting out on a long journey into an unknown future while undergoing a crisis of identity. Historian, Professor David Reynolds, draws on his recent book “Island Stories: Britain and its History in the Age of Brexit” to suggest a few pointers and warnings from our past.
Dr Alison Cooke, an independent consultant in engineering and environmental management, will discuss international efforts to mitigate climate change, including those that led to the Paris Accords in 2018 and to subsequent meetings in Madrid in 2019, and now planned for Glasgow in 2020. She will also suggest how local communities and individuals can make a difference.
The Open Bible discussion group meets on alternate Thursdays from 6 to 7:15 in the Aldersgate Room at Castle Street Methodist Church. We are non-denominational and invite everyone who wishes to read the Bible to support our faith, and (guided by published study materials) to see what it has to say about our lives today. Refreshments are available at the start.
For further information please contact Patricia McGuire (01223) 313516.
Gila Margolin, co-founder of The Little Sisters of Joy, will give this concert of guitar Songs of the 60's, with Jewish, French and traditional English music, marking the 21st anniversary of her Foundation, which is an organisation for Prayer, Peace and Reconciliation through Music and Friendship. Over the years Gila has performed in venues here and in Toronto. The programme will also include a piece by local musician Cate Williams.
Admission is free, retiring collection for the work of The Little Sisters of Joy.
This is the last of the evening travel talks with a supper, presented by Bill Block
Tickets are available in the churches or from Margaret Cooper, at £12, which includes a hot two course meal with soft drinks. You may bring your own wine, if you wish. Details will be announced closer to the date.
The second travel talk and supper at St Luke's, presented by Paul and Sylvia Custerson.
Tickets will be available in the churches or from Margaret Cooper, at £12, which includes a hot two course meal with soft drinks. You may bring your own wine, if you wish.
There will be last travel evening will be in April:
Saturday 4th April; Bill Block will present a Trinidad and Tobago safari
Tom and Gill Ambrose visited Sri Lanka last year and experienced an extensive tour throughout the country with a wonderful guide who provided an excellent introduction to the cultures and history of this beautiful island off the southern coast of India. In this illustrated talk they will share their experience of the geography and wildlife, as well as the complex history and culture of Sri Lanka.