Meet “Phoebe” – Autumn Reading Course

For 4 weeks on Tuesday evenings at 19:30 starting on 25th September (see Whats on), Mother Katie and Father Donald will be taking the new reading course.  We will be studying Paula Gooder’s book “Phoebe”, the gripping first work of fiction from renowned New Testament scholar Paula Gooder, which brings alive first-century Christianity and the apostle Paul as never before.  Sign up at the back of Church or contact us.
Sometime around 56 AD, the apostle Paul wrote to the church in Rome. His letter was arguably his theological masterpiece, and has continued to shape Christian faith ever since. He entrusted this letter to Phoebe, the deacon of the church at Cenchreae; in writing to the church that almost surely met in her home, Paul refers to her both as a deacon and as a helper or patron of many. But who was this remarkable woman?