Some years ago, a church member shared a deep concern that she had struggled with aspects of faith and belief and God for most of her life. There had never been the space or opportunity to express or share those concerns.
Talking to some church members it was felt that what was needed was a group like Alcoholics Anonymous for people with questions about faith. It was jokingly suggested we called the group ‘Heretics Anonymous’ (where a ‘Heretic’ can be understood as someone who questions orthodoxy).
The name stuck, and from day one food was part of the meeting – especially for those who were coming straight from work. Our thanks to Maypole Methodist Church for hosting us for the first few years, and to The Church at Carrs Lane for hosting us since then.
Heretics Anonymous is now part of the mission of The Church at Carrs Lane. The group is facilitated by Mina Tilt and Julie Grove is the church contact; for more information: Julie Grove
Download the programme for the 2019/2020 year beginning on September 16th: HA 2019-20 Poster-1x
Julie Grove MBE
The Church at Carrs Lane