Church of England Diocese of York St. Alban Hull

The Greatest Showman will be shown in church on Friday 1st March ahead of the Lent Course From Now On based on the film.

10 Feb 2019, 3 p.m.

This year we will be studying ‘From Now On’ by Rachel Mann which is based on the hugely popular film The Greatest Showman. The 2018 Golden Globe-nominated movie starring Hugh Jackman, about the founder and stars of the Barnum & Bailey Circus is ideal for Lenten study of Christian themes of hope, redemption and new life. The five-week course offers discussion points, biblical reflections and prayers based on short excerpts from the film. The themes are: (1) `A Million Dreams', exploring what liberation and hope might look like for an `outsider' in the world; (2) `Come Alive', exploring how the family of faith can bring hope and purpose; (3) `Rewrite the stars', asks what forms of resistance can be placed in the way of salvation; (4) `Never Enough', questions the temptations of false fulfilment that can lead us to betrayal; (5) `The Greatest Show', shows how redemption is found when we discover `the circus is our home'.

So that we can order sufficient copies of the book (which we can obtain at a discounted price for a bulk order) please sign up on the list or email Fr Graham or Elizabeth. If you are unable to attend either of the groups, but would like a copy of the course to follow at home please let us know.