St Philip and St James’s church, Grafton Road, Cheltenham, GL50 2DD


Pen & Pew


Save the dates! Coming in 2015, as part of the Big Appeal, a series of four Study Days by Adrian Barlow and Roger Symon which will be held at Church House:

  • Wednesday 4 March – George Herbert
  • Saturday 2 May – John Betjeman
  • Wednesday 23 September – Anthony Trollope
  • Saturday 28 November – T S Eliot

Each day will begin with coffee at 10 a.m. and will include lunch, closing at 4 p.m. with tea. The suggested donation for each day is £20.Booking forms for the four courses are now available from the back of church and tickets will be on sale from the Parish Office from Monday 26th of January.

Pen and Pew Programme

Please note that each session is stand-alone. You can sign up for one, or as many as you like. Or leave signing up for the later ones until later in the year. There is a limit of 50 at each session.

1. George Herbert – Wednesday 4 March (Adrian Barlow & Roger Symon)

Coffee on arrival

10.30 – 11.30    Introduction: George Herbert in his Time (Adrian Barlow)

11.45 – 12.30    ‘Love bade me Welcome’ – Herbert’s poetry in close-up (Adrian Barlow and Roger Symon)

Lunch

1.30 – 2.30       ‘Shall I ever sigh and pine?’- Herbert’s spiritual struggle (Roger Symon)

2.45 – 3.30       George Herbert and Stained Glass (Adrian Barlow)

3.30 – 4.00       Tea and closing discussion (Roger and Adrian)

2. John Betjeman – Saturday 2 May    (Adrian Barlow)

Coffee on arrival

10.30 – 11.30    Introduction: Betjeman in his time

11.45 – 12.30    The view from the pew

Lunch

1.30 – 2.30       Betjeman’s Cheltenham – the poetry of architecture

2.45 – 3.30       The Last Laugh – Betjeman on death

3.30 – 4.00       Tea and closing discussion

3. Anthony Trollope – Wednesday 23 September   (Adrian Barlow)

Coffee on arrival

10.30 – 11.30    Introduction: a day trip to Barchester

11.45 – 12.30    Close secrets – Trollope and the Church

Lunch

1.30 – 2.30       Mr Slope and Mrs Proudie

2.45 – 3.30       Trollope’s Grand Designs

3.30 – 4.00       Tea and closing discussion

4. T.S.Eliot – Saturday 28 November   (Adrian Barlow & Roger Symon)

Coffee on arrival

10.30 – 11.30    Introduction: Eliot in his time (Adrian Barlow)

11.45 – 12.30    ‘Murder in the Cathedral’ (Roger Symon and Adrian Barlow)

Lunch

1.30 – 2.30       Eliot’s ‘common man and woman’ (Adrian Barlow)

2.45 – 3.30       The Rose Garden (Adrian Barlow)

3.30 – 4.00       Tea and closing discussion (Roger and Adrian)

 

 

 

 

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Mar 4, 2015 - 10:00 Pen & Pew View