The Bishop of Worcester, Dr John Inge, will come together with the Roman Catholic Archbishop for Birmingham, Bernard Longley and the Revd Alison Mackay, Heart of England Baptist Association Regional Minister on Saturday 17 October to lead people from across Worcestershire and Dudley in a Big Bible Study. All are welcome to the exciting and innovative event, which will look at the scriptures in interesting and challenging ways.

Group studying at the Big Bible StudyThe day is billed around PRAY-STUDY-EAT and will comprise of a short address or explanation of the text followed by mediation and group discussion, each led by one of the three ministers using the same passage. There will be a short act of worship towards the end led by Baptist musicians and then all the participants are invited to share a simple lunch of bread and soup in the Cathedral Chapter House.

Cathedral Canon, the Revd Dr. Alvyn Pettersen said: “This is the fourth year that this popular ecumenical event has run in the Cathedral for churches in Worcestershire and Dudley. Together we will demonstrate how studying the bible involves us in listening and learning from one another, that we may discover new nuances about the Word of God and his Kingdom. Whether you are new to the bible or have been studying it for years, there will definitely be an opportunity to be refreshed and inspired.”

All are welcome to come along on the day, but to ensure enough lunch has been provided it would be helpful for those planning to attend to contact:

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The Diocese of Worcester is one of 42 dioceses in the Church of England. It covers an area of 671 square miles and includes parishes in the County of Worcestershire, the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley, and a few parishes in northern Gloucestershire, south east Wolverhampton and Sandwell.

From: Sam Setchell, Press Officer for the Diocese of Worcester and the Bishop of Worcester.

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