Meetings in 2018

11th June 2018

A meeting will be held on Monday 11th June at 6.30pm in St George’s, High Street, Belfast.  We will be discussing what is believed to be the final book to be published by Bishop John Shelby Spong.  “Unbelievable – why neither ancient creeds nor the Reformation can produce a living faith today” Harper One ISBN:978-0062641298. The discussion will be led by Peter Thompson, who has read most, if not all, of Spong’s books.

Some of us meet at 5pm in the Morning Star, Pottinger’s Entry, for a meal beforehand. Everyone welcome.

16th April 2018

Ten of us, including a newcomer (who had discovered us via the internet and the website), met in  St George’s, High Street, Belfast. The process of introducing ourselves to the newcomer stimulated a wide-ranging discussion about belief, faith ,spirituality etc.  We then discussed how OCN should seek to raise its profile in the future.

29th January 2018

The meeting, which was held at St. George’s, High Street, Belfast, discussed “A Little History of Religion “by Richard Holloway . Yale University Press. ISBN 978-0300228816.  Peter Gibson’s introduction to the discussion can be found here:  A Little History of Religion