25 October 2004
Anglicans and Methodists come together to produce Lent Course
Better Together?, next year's Lent Course produced by York Courses, has been jointly written by a Methodist Minister and an Anglican Canon.
The course consists of a booklet, co-authored by the Revd David Gamble and Canon John Young, and an audio tape or CD. It deals with family relationships, relationships within the church, relationships with strangers, broken relationships and our relationship with God.
Mr Gamble, Co-ordinating Secretary for Legal and Constitutional Affairs for the Methodist Church, said: "York Courses have established themselves over the past few years as a good way for groups to study important issues together during Lent. The material is ideal for ecumenical use. "
He continued: "What better way to celebrate the Anglican
Methodist Covenant than to share in producing an ecumenical course
on relationships and how to make them work better!"
Featured on the audio tape/CD are Jane Williams (a theologian married to the Archbishop of Canterbury), John Bell of the Iona Community, Nicky Gumbel of Alpha fame and the Abbot of Ampleforth (who provides the summaries). The audio tape/CD is introduced by Dr David Hope, Archbishop of York.