The Gospel of Mary: a friendly study group

25 June - 23 July 2024

The live Zoom sessions are every Tuesday at 19:00-20:30 (UK time)

A painting of a woman from the middle ages reading a book.

The Gospel of Mary reveals a radical re-visioning of Christianity from a woman’s perspective nearly 2000 years ago, yet its non-conformist approach seems surprisingly modern. An ancient text, but what does it mean to each one of us today?

The Gospel of Mary holds much in common with Quaker faith and practice, and combines well with the ‘Friendly Group Study’ method. This provides a safe, non-hierarchical way to explore the short but powerful text together, such that everyone’s insights and lived experience are equally valued.

Each week, we will use five set questions to reflectively consider and nurture our personal reactions to the gospel, and to share our responses in small break-out groups. The rich variety of our different viewpoints and interpretations is warmly encouraged – no need to always agree! For the first four weeks we will gradually look at the whole 8 page text using several translations. Then in the final session we reflect back over the whole gospel, asking how it relates to our own lives today.

This course will involve:

DiscussionOnline discussion forumOnline Learning MaterialsZoom Session

Accessibility info:

On the booking form, there is a chance for you to let us know about any accessibility or communication adjustments that will enable you to participate more fully in the course. Automated Zoom closed captions are available for all live sessions but if you feel you require more accurate closed captioning please email us directly in addition to booking.

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