On Saturday 2 October 2010, 50+ representatives of the new Anabaptist network of communities and Anabaptist network of organisations gathered for the first of what we anticipate will be annual events. This was an opportunity for members of participating communities (churches, emerging churches, study groups, etc.) to meet each other and think about how they can encourage and resource each other. It was an opportunity also for participating organisations to bring literature and other resources and to explain how they could serve these communities.
There is renewed interest in setting up an Anabaptist group in South Wales – either a study group or maybe something around a meal. If you are interested, contact Phill Vickery at email@example.com.
Three day conferences with Stuart Murray Williams (The Anabaptist Network) and Roy Searle (The Northumbria Community).
Dates: 17 September in London; 28 September in Cardiff; and 23 October in Manchester.
Lloyd Pietersen's new book - the sixth in the 'After Christendom' series - Reading the Bible after Christendom will be published in 2010. Lloyd is delighted that well-respected Old Testament scholar, Walter Brueggemann, has written a foreword, commending this book very warmly. Here is an extract from the foreword:
The Naked Anabaptist by Stuart Murray is a straightforward introduction to the Anabaptist tradition. Why are so many people today in Britain and Ireland intrigued by Anabaptism? What are the core convictions of the Anabaptist tradition? Who were the original Anabaptists?
The Manchester Anabaptist Study Group plans to meet at The Friends Meeting House, 91 Station Road, Cheadle Hulme at 7.30pm on the following Mondays in 2010: 25 Oct, 15 Nov, 13 Dec and in 2011 on 17 Jan, 21 Feb, 21 Mar, 18 Apr, 16 May, 20 Jun and 18 Jul.
We hope to read our way through Alan and Eleanor Kreider’s new book, Worship and Mission after Christendom (Paternoster Press, 2009).
We are delighted to welcome visitors and new members.
For further details contact Brian Haymes: firstname.lastname@example.org