The Mystery of Everything

This Autumn, commencing on Monday 2nd October at 7.30p.m. and running for the  next five weeks will be an ecumenical study group meeting on the church premises and led by Revd. Ros Hollingsworth.


The Mystery of Everything is a new and original Lent course by Hilary Brand, which takes the multi-award winning film about Stephen Hawking, The Theory of Everything, as its starting point. The course explores ways in which the mysteries of the universe and of everyday life- and the acceptance that we have more questions than answers-can reinvigorate our faith and spiritual journey.

The course is based around five weekly group sessions entitled

The experience of wonder

The enigma of weakness

The complexity of relationships

The encounter with frailty

The hope beyond brokenness

Each session includes an extract from the film, group discussion questions and a meditation. There are also short introductory and follow up chapters for individual reading each week and  a chapter of Bible passage  for further daily reading.

The final week will be an opportunity to review the discussions that have taken place during the previous five weeks.

It is essential for participants to have seen the film prior to the first session and arrangements can be made if you wish to borrow a DVD of the film. If you wish to register for the course then please contact Alan Boyce on 01590 641189 or at

Hilary Brand is a freelance writer with a particular gift for creating lively and innovative material that helps Christians engage more deeply with their faith.  She is the author of four very popular Lent courses, Finding a Voice, Christ and the Chocolaterie, The Power  of Small Choices and Not a Tame Lion (all DLT), as well as works of fiction forchildren and young teens and other non-fiction for adults.