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Bible Studies and Worship

Rev. Dr Graham Adams — Bible Study Leader
Graham AdamsGraham is a theological educator, teaching full-time since 2012 with Northern College (URC and CF) and the ecumenical partnership at Luther King House in Manchester, and has tutored on the CF courses since 2003. His subjects are theology and mission. He is the author of Christ and the Other, and chapters concerned with dissent, the theology of religions, and mission under Empire. He is married to Sheryl, and they have a five-year-old daughter, Bethan.

What story does the Bible help us to tell? What if it testifies to the story of the God who is open to others’ stories – especially stories which we tend to edit out of reality? To explore this, we will read Scripture by explicitly attending to the stories of the poor, the Earth and others, because God is always shaking us open.

Rev. Peter Thomas — Morning Worship Leader
Peter ThomasSince 2003 Peter has been the minister at Grassington Congregational Church, he combines this role with an active ministry within local schools. The Craven schools partnership works alongside six secondary and fourteen primary schools in the area. He is also the creator of the award winning 'Happenings' card series which uses pictures to guide prayer and reflection.

Peter has led worship at the conference before and will offer creativity and reflection to inspire, stimulate and engage. We will explore some characters from the Gospel who engaged with the stories of Jesus together.