Diocese of Portsmouth

Bishop's Foundation Course


A series of talks on themes in Christianity  |  SPRING/SUMMER 18

Further your Discipleship 

Many of us have completed a discipleship course in our local parish, perhaps Alpha, Emmaus or Christianity Explored. Often we then ask ‘What next?” The Bishop’s Foundation course in theology is a second stage discipleship course and is designed to be the next step in your exploration of the meaning of your Christian faith. If you would enjoy thinking and learning with a group of people from across the diocese, and listening and responding to talks and presentations delivered by a variety of clergy and lay people, this may be the best next step for you.

At a Glance:

  • Informative and enjoyable
  • Just turn up and enjoy
  • No preparatory reading
  • No taking notes
  • No assignments
  • Small, tutor-led, two and a half hour talks
  • Informal discussion time over coffee each session
  • Designed to develop your Christian thinking and reflection
  • Find out more and ask difficult questions

The Course

The Bishop’s Foundation course comprises 17 sessions. 

The sessions will vary from week to week but will all seek to develop your Christian thinking and reflection. 

The course starts in Spring 2018 and runs for 9 weeks with a half-term break. It will resume in Summer 2018 for a further 8 weeks and a half term break.

Read more about the course in the booklet available for download here