With or Without ‘God’
Gretta Vosper UK tour 2014
With Scott Kearns
London:  Bloomsbury 7.30pm Wednesday 24th September
Oxford: Weekend conference Fri 26th – Sun 28th September

Gretta Vosper is minister at the West Hill United Church in Toronto.  She writes of herself as post-theist, though she will agree to wear the label atheist if it starts a conversation.   The subtitles of her two books illustrate where she stands: With or without God: Why the way we live is more important than what we believe and Amen: What prayer can mean in a world beyond belief.
Tour themes. Gretta will be asking what we mean by God and whether the word is past its use-by date.  This will be the theme of her London lecture and the Saturday morning lecture in Oxford.   In Oxford she will go on to explain why a post-theistic church is worth keeping.  She will be assisted at Oxford by her husband, Scott Kearns, who writes non-theistic music and songs.  Together they will rehearse and then lead a non-theistic liturgy on Sunday 28th which will include a message from Gretta.  Gretta’s Friday evening talk in Oxford will be a more informal account of her personal faith journey and how her own congregation has adapted and stayed with her.
Event Information
London lecture on Wed. 24th Sept at Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, 235 Shaftesbury Ave, London WC2H 8EP. 
Before the 7.30 talk we are offering wine and nibbles starting from 6.30pm.  There will be time for questions.                                                                                    Price £10
Oxford conference 26th – 28th Sept.  The main venue is the Quaker Meeting House, 43 St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LW.  We have arranged a discounted room rate (double or twin) plus breakfast for two at the Holiday Inn.  The cost is £80 on Friday and £100 on Saturday, with no cancellation fee up to 4pm on 26th September
Friday evening starts with refreshments and registration at 7pm for a 7.30 start.  
Saturday registration starts at 10am for 10.30 start.  Refreshments will be available through the day. We are also aiming to include a light lunch in the price of the ticket.  The day finishes at 4pm.          Prices £6 Friday, £16 Saturday, £20 combined
The Sunday events are in Somerville College Chapel, OX2 6HD, starting at 9.30am with a rehearsal followed by the non-theistic liturgy at 11am and then refreshments in the College gallery bar at noon.  A Sunday collection will be taken to help defray the costs of hiring the chapel and the refreshments afterwards.
There will be a bookstall at both London and Oxford at which signed copies of Gretta Vosper’s books will be available.
For further information
London venue: Alan Race, alan.race@pcnbritain.org.uk, 0208 852 8377
Oxford venue:  David Paterson, davidpaterson130@gmail.com, 07765 416 801 &                             Cliff Marshall. Cliff.marshall@pcnbritain.org.uk, 01235 530480
Ticketing for both events: Andy Vivian, info@pcnbritain.org.uk, 01594 516528
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