Bath Abbey Links AA 12 Steps With Spirituality This Sunday
Bath Abbey writes: Explore the link between the 12 Step Programme, usually associated with Alcoholics Anonymous, and Christian spirituality - at Bath Abbey on Sundays at 6.30pm, from 2 September to 25 November. This Autumn, the Abbey’s ‘By the Way’ service will be based on the Franciscan Friar and internationally known inspirational speaker, Richard Rohr’s, recent book Breathing Underwater.
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Starting from this Sunday (2 September), each sermon will form part of a series to show how the gospel principles in the Twelve Steps can free anyone from addiction - from an obvious dependence on alcohol or drugs to the more common but less visible addiction that we all have to sin.
Revd Alan Garrow, Bath Abbey’s Vicar Theologian, invites local Bath residents to come along to find out more: “It’s easy to think of ‘sin’ as something that belongs to someone else’s rulebook – something punishable in someone else’s eyes. Seeing sin instead as like an addiction makes a big difference.
"Now it becomes recognisable as a disease, something from which we need to recover if we are going to live fully, and give full life to those around us. I’m looking forward to how this series will change the way I think – and to how it will change the way I live as a result.”
‘By the Way’ at Bath Abbey is a simple, informal service with reflective worship and thoughtful teaching. It takes place at 6.30pm on Sunday evenings and is followed by refreshments at 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome.
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