Suffolk Theology Forum

Exploring Christian theological issues in an open, non-partisan way

Thursday 11th November 2019 at 2:00 PM

Refreshments available from 1:30 PM

Rowland Howarth

Rowland is an Anglican lay minister who works for l'Arche in Ipswich,

will speak on

The Theology of Community

Rowland will speak on 'the theology of community', looking at the notion that religion has to be primarily communal, not individual. He will be looking at the O and NT, attempting to draw out threads of the idea of connectedness, trust, mutual-responsibility and accountability. In part, this will draw from his experience of living in the l'Arche community.

Roland describes himself as a carer, dad, son, lay minister, musician, poet, artist and child of God. living and working at Cornerstone, l'Arche in Ipswich.  He is the Cornerstone Animator


L’Arche is an international movement of communities where people with different kinds of disabilities (we all have some kind of disability) live, work, laugh, cry, fight, play, eat and pray together. Those needing more support are called core members. We come to find a life of meaningful, authentic relationships. The core members become “the teachers of love and the healers of their assistants. They help the assistants to grow to greater maturity; they lead the way into a deepened vision of Christianity, a way of unity and love.”

Co-op Education Centre

Pedestrian entrance - 11 Fore Street, Ipswich IP4 1JW.
within walking distance from bus & train stations.

Free car park - Car park entrance on Waterworks Street
For SatNav use IP4 1JG or coordinates 52.055 1.160

Entry £5 a meeting.  Free to student card holders.  Open to all. No need to book.

Queries:  Vanda Broughton, Forum Secretary   01728 748280

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