‘Anglican’ Christianity: A four-part series in Advent 2022

SEI was encouraged by the feedback received following the Lay Learning discussion at General Synod 2022, and is using that data to help shape future programming. It continues to be committed to offering opportunities for lifelong learning on the part of the whole people of God in line with its capacity to deliver the same.

The time-honoured pattern of Advent and Lent offerings may well be augmented in the coming year by other series or even different ways of operating, but for now we are delighted to announce that the Revd Dr Michael Hull, Director of Studies, will deliver a series of presentations during Advent on what it means to be an ‘Anglican’ Christian.

Over 40 Churches around the globe, consisting of no less than 85 million people, identify themselves as ‘Anglican’. Yet, Anglicans are divided among themselves in terms of doctrine and practice as was demonstrated in the most recent Lambeth Conference (Summer 2022). This Series looks to four staples that Anglicans have classically identified as the bases of their doctrine and practice to highlight harmony rather than discord.

The Series will be offered on the Mondays of Advent 2022 at 7pm (Edinburgh time) in four 30-minute webinars, each of which will be posted on YouTube. The Series is meant to be a resource for Anglicans/Episcopalians to use creatively during the Season of Advent, for example as a refresher course for individuals or a conversation starter for church groups, with discussion questions at the end of each webinar.

  1. Holy Scripture: ‘all things necessary to salvation’ and the rule of faith (Monday 28 November)
  2. The Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds: symbols and statements of faith (Monday 5 December)
  3. The Dominical Sacraments: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper (Monday 12 December)
  4. The historic Episcopate: a universal and locally adopted means of unity (Monday 19 December)

Presenter: Revd Dr Michael Hull, Director of Studies and Tutor, Scottish Episcopal Institute

Time: 7pm to 7.30pm (Edinburgh time) on Monday evenings in Advent 2022. Registration is free. All are welcome. The link to register is here.

Photo courtesy of Mike Hull