Don’t forget to put the dates for Bible Week in your diary!
Diocesan Bible Week starts Tuesday 29th August – everyone welcome!
We hope you’ll join us at the end of the summer for this year’s Bible Week with evangelist and practical theologian, Revd Greg Downes. Greg’s theme will be True Conversion and he will lead us in four studies in the first chapter of Colossians.
- Tuesday 29 August: A change of address (Colossians 1:1–2)
- Wednesday 30 August: Conversion to a cause (Colossians 1:3–14)
- Thursday 31 August: Conversion to Christ (Colossians 1:15–23)
- Friday 1 September: Conversion to a community (Colossians 1: 24–29)
Greg will also be with us for the month of September 2023 when he will engage in mission throughout the diocese. As well as inspiring teaching, our annual Bible Week includes worship and prayer ministry. It is a wonderful opportunity for clergy, leaders and parishioners alike to be refreshed ahead of the busy autumn term. Don’t miss it!
Greg Downes is the director of Kingfisher Ministries and Theologian & Missioner of St Mary’s Cogges near Oxford.
He is a passionate follower of Jesus, dedicated to using his life and gifts to extend Christ’s Kingdom. He is an evangelist, practical theologian and ordained minister of the Church of England.
Greg has served in a number of roles over the years: Study assistant to John Stott; Tutor in Evangelism at The London School of Theology; Evangelist–in–Residence at St Andrew’s Chorleywood; Chaplain at Pembroke College, Oxford University; Oxford Pastorate Chaplain (based at St Aldate’s Church) and Theologian & Missioner at St Michael le Belfrey York.
He was until recently Director of Ministerial Training and Dean of the Wesley Centre for Missional Engagement at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University.
Since 1 January 2022, Greg has been the Director of Kingfisher Ministries which exists to equip the church to fulfil her Great Commission.
His passion is to lead people to Christ and to equip others to do the same, as well as serve as a consultant to churches and mentor and coach to missional leaders.
Greg is married to Tamie, a doctor. They have two young daughters and make their home in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds.
Bible Week will begin each evening at 7.45 pm in Willowfield Church, 149 My Lady’s Road, Belfast, BT6 8FE.