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Last updated 22nd August 2023

Roots of Faith programme

Is Roots of Faith for me?

The relaunched Roots of Faith Programme is for anyone who wants to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Two of the key themes of Vision 2026 are Making Disciples and Being Witnesses.

We believe that knowing the Scriptures, understanding what we believe, and thinking about how we show this in our daily lives are crucial to our journey of Christian Discipleship and our ability to be Witnesses to Jesus Christ. 

We trust that the programme's modules will help you to:

  • Know the Scriptures better 
  • Pray with greater depth and urgency 
  • Talk about your faith with more confidence 
  • Think about how we show God’s love in action
  • Reflect on how our churches fit in to today’s world 
  • Consider your own participation in the Church

The next module begins on Thursday 2nd November - full details are below.


Module Timetable 2023-24

The Roots of Faith programme consists of six independent modules. You can do just one module, all six, or any number inbetween. There will be approximately two modules running per term, but you don’t have to do them all in a single year.

Each module will be a mixture of face to face and online sessions; The first evening session will be face to face, the following sessions will be on Zoom and the final session will be all day Saturday at Whalley Abbey (including lunch).  If you decide to attend with others from your church you could meet together on the 'Zoom' weeks and watch together and be your own 'breakout group'.

The evening sessions will begin promptly at 7.30 pm and finish before 9.30pm with a drinks break part way through.

Exploring: Our identity through the history of our church

Led by Rev. Mike Print and Rev. Jordan McDermott


Exploring - Autumn 2022 Course Outline


This module has recently ended, and registration is no longer open. It will open again later on this year.

Following: Jesus through the New Testament

Led by Rev. Mark Bradford and Rev. Jenny Brown


Following - Autumn 2022 Course Outline


This module has recently ended, so registration is no longer open. Registration will reopen later this year.


Remembering: The people of God and the Old Testament

Led by Rev Dan Freeman and Christy Sawyer


Remembering - Spring 2023 course outline


This module has recently ended, and registration is no longer open. It will open again later on this year.


Believing: The teachings of the church; questions of faith and doctrine

Led by Rev Simon Griffiths and Amy White


Believing - course outline from March 202


Session 1: Thursday 2nd November- Holy Trinity, Hoghton.

Session 2: Thursday 9th November- Zoom

Session 3: Thursday 16th November- Zoom 

Session 4: Saturday 25th November 10: am- 4:00pm (lunch included)- Whalley Abbey


Click here to register for this module

Responding: In the power of the Holy Spirit, spirituality, prayer and worship


The dates for this module have still to be confirmed and will be updated once available


Challenging: The world and ourselves, ethics and mission in the modern world

Challenging - draft course outline


Led by Revd Sam Cheesman and Canon Ruth Haldane


This module has recently ended and registration is no longer open.It will open again next year.





The other four modules are anticipated to run in 2023 and their details will be added when they are available.


Christy Sawyer, updated August 2023


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