Readers' Summer Study Evening

Tuesday 14th, 21st and 28th of June - 7.30pm

Journey with St Augustine - a man for our times today
Important Information
Major Roadworks affecting the Select Security Stadium

Halton Borough Council wish to inform you that major road works continue within the vicinity of the Select Security Stadium.The local Council has implemented the following diversions:-

Travelling By Car via the M57, M62
1. Leave M62 at Junction 7 and take second exit onto A557 Watkinson Way (Expressway)
2. Take first exit signed Widnes North (also brown sign Halton Stadium)
3. Turn right at roundabout on to mini dual carriageway
4. Take third exit at next roundabout into Derby Road (signed Halton Stadium) and MOVE into right hand lane as you approach traffic lights.
5. Turn right at traffic lights onto Lunts Heath Road (Signposted Halton Stadium)
6. Continue along this road ARRIVING AT a roundabout and take first exit onto Birchfield Road. (Signposted Halton Stadium)
7. Carry on along this road (KINGSWAY) and continue through a major set of traffic lights.
8. TURN RIGHT at the second set of traffic lights into Milton Road. (Riverside College on corner)
9. At the next set of traffic lights Turn Right and the stadium car park is on the right 
Vehicles travelling to the stadium via Speke Rd (A562)
Continue towards Widnes and leave the roundabout at the first exit. Follow the signs to the Stadium which is visible from the roundabout.

National Rail
Widnes Station is a 10minute walk to the stadium and is served by trains from Liverpool Lime St, Halewood, Hough Green.
Train Times
Liverpool Lime St to Widnes
17.52 arrive 17.54
17.55 arrive 18.23
18.25 arrive 18.53
18.52 arrive 19.10

Return journey
Widnes 21.58 arrive Lime St 22.31
Widnes 22.58 arrive Lime St 23.30

The above road works are as a result of a new Mersey Gateway Crossing (Bridge) being built in the borough. This is scheduled to be opened in late 2017

Come along and learn about one of the most important theologians in Western Christianity, his vision, restless energy and profound spiritual insight.
 
Across long centuries, St. Augustine remains a familiar name. We recite his famous prayer ‘You have made us for yourself and our heart is reckless until it rests in you.’  The Augustine of towering intellect, restless energy and profound spiritual insight is largely lost to us in the fog of antiquity. And the bishop, theologian, pastor and preacher  mired in controversies and confronted by the collapse of the city of Rome in the early 5th century can appear a marginal figure, of interest only to scholars, especially in a post-Christian age.
 
The truth is more subtle, important and interesting!
 
Augustine is a fascinating human being. His story resembles our own journey and at every stage he invites us to reflect on ourselves. He encourages us to share his ideas and his high ideals and to long for God in a way we can barely imagine. He offers us hope in dark times and illumination in our reading of Scriptures, Old and New. He is a Christian coping with profound disagreements on matters of faith but also a seeker after truth as a servant of Christ. In his extensive writings, the ancient world becomes very close to us and mirrors our own confusions and fears. Augustine is always waiting in the wings as a companion, fellow traveller and soul friend. He is a reliable guide, pointing us to the One of whom the Scriptures speak and the human failings that so easily distract us from the divine presence.

Each evening will conclude with an act of worship.

JOIN US for this 3 week programme at:
The Select Security Stadium Conference Suite, Widnes 7.30pm (refreshments from 7pm)
  • Tuesday 14th June 2016 Augustine: A Man in Motion.  Speaker: Rev Canon Rod Garner
  • Tuesday 21st June 2016 Unity and Division: Confessions and the City of God Speaker: Dr. Stephen Wright is Lecturer in Christian Theology / Wesley Studies. Australia
  • Tuesday 28th June 2016 Augustine for our time: interactive workshop: Rev Canon Rod Garner


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Venue Details

Select Security Stadium
Home of Widnes Vikings Rugby League Club
Lower House Lane
Widnes
WA8 7DZ

Follow the road signs for Halton Stadium

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