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Christian History & Doctrine (Level 4: Introductory)

7 January @ 12:00 pm - 24 March @ 9:00 pm

- Free
Christian History & Doctrine  (Level 4: Introductory)

Christian History & Doctrine 

This course offers a broad overview of the history of the church, exploring a selection of key doctrinal developments along the way.  It will encourage us to relate our own contemporary Christian practice to that history, and show how the church has responded to surrounding culture throughout its existence.   Early, Mediaeval, Reformation and Modern periods will all be covered during the course, which aims to excite a passion for historical and doctrinal thinking. 

The course will be delivered through structured learning materials each week (work through these at your own pace), an in-person Study Day (Sat 5 March), and eight online group tutorials.

Bookings will close on Tues 4 January (6pm) in order for tutorial groups to be allocated ahead of the first tutorials (indicate your preferences on our Moodle VLE)

Learning materials (videos, guided reading and online tasks) for week 1 will go ‘live’ by Fri 7 January. You will then work through these materials at your own pace, in time for your first group tutorial on either Weds 12 or Thurs 13 January. Learning materials for future weeks will be released in time for you to work through them ahead of each subsequent tutorial.

Study day and Online group tutorials:

Online tutorials will take place on:

Wednesdays: 12 Jan – 23 Mar (not 16 Feb; 2, 9 Mar) or

Thursdays: 13 Jan – 24 Mar (not 17 Feb; 3, 10 Mar)

Tutorial times 2pm or 7.30pm (numbers allowing)

The Study Day on Saturday 5 March will take place at : Christ Church (Barn 2), Northcourt Road , Abingdon, OX14 1PL from 09.30 – 4.00pm (Please bring a Packed Lunch)

VLE joining instructions will be issued upon booking through Eventbrite.

Cost: £50 for ten weeks


Revd Dr Nicolaj Christensen (Curate, St Mary’s Iffley)

Revd Dr Philip Hobday (Vicar, St Peter’s Earley)

Revd Dr Mark Laynesmith (Chaplain, Reading University)

Revd Dr Andy Shamel (Chaplain, Lincoln College, Oxford)Revd James Stickings (Rector, Rotherfield Peppard, Kidmore End & Sonning Common)



Christ Church (Barn 2)
Northcourt Road
Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 1PL United Kingdom
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Christ Church (Barn 2)
Northcourt Road
Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 1PL United Kingdom
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