Courses and Events 2018

Study of the Weekly Parashah and Sunday Readings

Every Friday(resuming on Friday 13th April) :

A discussion on the Torah Portion read in Synagogues on Shabbat and the Gospel read in Catholic Parishes on Sunday : 11.00 – 12.30 (Tea and coffee from 10.30)


Two study days with Rabbi Mark Solomon

Three Study Days with Jonathan Gorsky

Wednesday April 25th   ” Few are Guilty, but all are Responsible.” The Prophetic Passion of Abraham Joshua Heschel.

Abraham Joshua Heschel, (1907-1972) was one of the great spiritual figures of twentieth century Judaism and a pioneer of Christian-Jewish relations. We will look at Heschel’s spiritual heritage and his prophetic interventions in American public life.

Wednesday May 2nd  “A Revolution of Tenderness and Love:  Pope Francis and Radical Theology”

We will look at the work of the South American theologians who inspire Pope Francis’ radical approach to the problems of our world.

Wednesday May 16th   Remembering Mount Sinai

An exploration of the festival of Shavuot, the Jewish Pentecost, that takes place seven weeks after Passover.  We will look at the traditional understandings of the revelation at Mount Sinai and examine the significance  of the Torah for contemporary Judaism.


Two study days with Dr John McDade

Thursday May 24th  “The Holy Spirit of God”

 ‘We didn’t know there was a Holy Spirit’ (Acts 19.2) This is the response of Ephesian Christians to St Paul when he asked them if they had received the Holy Spirit.  What does the Holy Spirit do and what do Christians mean by saying that they believe in the Holy Spirit?  And how do Jews and Christians differ on the meaning of the Holy Spirit of God?  

Wednesday June 13th  “How did Jesus understand himself as a Jew?”  

The ideas of N. T. Wright and Ben Meyer, two of the most creative recent interpreters of the Historical Jesus.


 Wednesday June 6th   48th Annual Cardinal Bea Memorial Lecture

“A Treasure in the Deepest Darkness”

Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the 1943 Encyclical of Pius XII, Divino Afflante Spiritu, the Foundation Document of Modern Catholic Biblical Studies.

Speakers : Fr Adrian Graffy & Jonathan Gorsky

7.00pm – 9.00pm : Refreshments from 6.30pm