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Date Posted: 11/01/2022 | Posted In: Enrichment, General News, Religion Ethics & Philosophy, Student News

A Level Religion, Ethics & Philosophy students enjoyed visiting the historic Bolton Parish Church last week to listen to a talk by the Vicar and Borough Dean of Bolton, Revd Canon Dr Chris Bracegirdle. The trip provided an excellent opportunity for students to develop their wider awareness of the role and activities of the Church of England – a significant institution and employer – and understand different job roles both within ordained and lay ministry and secular roles within the CofE organisation.

Students observed Holy Communion and the different stages of a service. The visit connected to key topics studied on the course such as faith and salvation, the person of Jesus, religious diversity and interfaith, the nature of God and Christian living.

Our students benefited from viewing the rich heritage of the site, in which a church has existed for over 1200 years, and engaged in discussion with Revd Canon Dr Chris Bracegirdle, Curate Revd Grace Hart and the Church Warden about their distinct roles, the history of the church and the idea of ‘living faith.’ The group also heard about the church’s social, cultural, and spiritual work in the community from its work with Urban Outreach, Fort Alice and local government through to links with schools and hospitals.

Thank you to Revd Canon Dr Chris Bracegirdle and Revd Grace Hart for their time and warm hospitality. This was a wonderful experience for our students. 

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