What is Hope Explored?

Hope Explored is an informal course, where in a relaxed setting, there is chance to explore some of  life's big questions, and to find out how Jesus Christ answers them. There is no singing, praying or reading. No question is too simple or too hostile. Hope Explored is designed for curious sceptics, as well as for those who want a refresher of the Christian faith.

Who is it for?

Hope Explored is intended for those who have questions about the Christian faith, whether or not they would describe themselves as a Christian.

When does it happen?

The next Hope Explored course will run on Monday evenings for three weeks starting 25th September 2023.

Where does it happen?

At the St Mary's Church site - directions here. It's also possible to join us via Zoom.  

What is the format?

The Monday evening course begins with a hot meal served at 7:30pm if you are able to join us in person. Then the discussion time starts at 8pm, both in person and on Zoom. It's a mixture of informal discussion, thinking about the big questions of life, looking at Luke's gospel and a short video presentation. The evening ends at 9:15pm.

What is the content?

The course is based on Luke's gospel, one of four accounts of Jesus life in the Bible. We encourage people to read this and engage with it as a 'primary source' alongside the course material and raise any questions they may have.

The outline of the course is:

Week 1: Hope
Week 2: Peace
Week 3: Purpose

For more information see the Hope Explored Website