Christian Beginnings: an exploration for Quakers

A course for meetings consisting of three, three hour modules

1. Early Christian experience

  • An opportunity to see and discuss experiences of the Spirit in early Christianity and the parallels there are with early Quaker experience

2. Jesus

  • What was at the heart of his teaching? What was he seeking to do? Why did he create such controversy? Why was he killed?

3. The Beginnings of the Church: survival and structure

  • Why were the Christians of the first century embroiled in so much conflict? How did the understanding of Jesus evolve? How did church structure come about?

Each module will include: a recorded talk, followed group discussion online for groups of 4-6 people with a simple guided structure and questions leading into a live session with Tim Ashworth. Individual time and breaks can be built into the programme.

Each module has been planned as a unit to be held over 3-4 hours but, if preferred, meetings may spread out the online video, group discussion, and live session over anything up to a two-week period. There is no requirement to book all three modules (apart from the combined delivery option) however modules do need to be taken in order.


Woodbrooke Where You Are – History & Theology


Timothy Ashworth


1. Online

Three modules – each module includes:

  • 1 hour Learning Materials
  • 1-hour Group Activity Materials
  • 1 x 2 hour live session via Zoom

Fee: £180 per module; £360 whole course

2. In-person

One half day in-person per module.
Please note that the fee for two modules assumes that these are delivered as one whole day – an extra charge would apply for two separate half days.

Fee: one module for £575, two modules for £700 or all three modules for £1,175 

3. Combined delivery

Book all three modules with one delivered online and two delivered in-person to include:

  • 1 hour Learning Materials
  • 1-hour Group Activity Materials
  • 1 x 2 hour live session via Zoom
  • one whole day in-person

Fee: £780

Please note that in-person or online refers to the location of the tutor. For this course it is possible to have a combination of online and in-person participants if the meeting is suitably equipped and it is discussed in advance.

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