1979 was the year that
- Margaret Thatcher became the first female Prime Minister.
- McDonald’s introduced the Happy Meal
- Sony launched the Walkman
- Philips demonstrated their new “Compact Disk” or CD
- Elton John was the first westerner to perform in the USSR
- Mother Theresa won the Nobel Peace Prize
- The Dukes of Hazard were topping the TV shows and
- Dustin Hoffman & Meryl Streep starred in Kramer vs Kramer
It was also the year that the Fellowship of Saint John the Baptist was founded to bring together English speaking Orthodox in the UK.
Next year, 2019, the Fellowship Celebrates Forty Years!
As well as holding a fun, fortieth, family festival in the Summer- we’d also like to produce a special 40 years anniversary edition of Forerunner.
So if you have photos, memories or anecdotes of the Fellowship in the last 40, 30 or even 10 years, please share them with us!
Also, for those of us who weren’t even born 40 years ago – what is your vision for the next 40 years?
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“Cast the Net” (John 21:6)
Join us again for another year of amazing festivities, fellowship, prayer, and talks. We have an international selection of speakers from many different backgrounds visiting us throughout the weekend including our beloved Metropolitan Kallistos, clergy from Orthodox parishes all over the UK and abroad, youth workers, old friends, and Anna Wedlock a multi award winning storyteller. All here to help us explore this year’s theme and to answer our many burning questions.
This year will also see the return of our ever popular ‘hot potato’ sessions, along with walks in the surrounding countryside, singing, games, bonfires, and much more. We hope to welcome participants from the UK, Europe, and beyond.
Make sure to visit our website to familiarise yourself with what to expect and how to prepare. Apply now, as places are limited.
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See photos of our highly successful Study Weekend on Salvation in the Writings of Father Sophrony here
Study Weekend 2 – 4 February 2018
Salvation in the Writings of Elder Sophrony
Study Weekend with a variety of top speakers, including Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia, on the theme of Salvation in the Writings of Elder Sophrony.
To cover meal costs and expenses:
£30 for the whole weekend
£20 day rate for Saturday
Hosted by the Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity and Saint Luke, Birmingham.
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