2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. On 31st October, All Hallows’ Eve, in 1517 a German monk called Martin Luther nailed 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg. This was a call to scholarly debate that he surely could not have envisaged would set in motion the revolutionary, turbulent and dramatic events of the next several decades.
This period of Reformation led to the creation of the Protestant churches, in England leading directly to the creation of the Church of England. It was also instrumental in shaping the map, and history, of Europe and beyond. Behind this movement lay a recapturing of ancient documents, and a rediscovery of radical beliefs that still form the core convictions of many Protestant Christians, and the doctrinal bases of most Protestant denominations.
If you would like to find out more about this exciting and important period in history, you are welcome to join us for three lectures that aim to introduce The Reformation. Broadgrace Church will be hosting these at The River Rooms, in Coltishall. The lectures will be given by John Hindley, the minister of Broadgrace Church. You do not need any knowledge of history, or of church belief, to come. The aim is for us to enjoy exploring these topics together. The lectures are free, as are the refreshments that will be provided. The dates and times are:
Wednesday 4th October, 7.30pm at The River Rooms, Coltishall
Wednesday 18th October, 7.30pm at The River Rooms, Coltishall
Wednesday 1st November, 7.30pm at The River Rooms, Coltishall
If you have any questions, or need more information, please get in touch with John Hindley at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01603 737974.