Church of England Diocese of Southwark Surbiton St. Andrew and St. Mark

Deuteronomy Study and Compline

30 Apr 2020, 5:15 p.m.
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Next Thursday evening, after the NHS applause, we will be doing two different kinds of thing. Come to one, none or both… as you like.


The first thing is in the category of ‘Things-I-probably-wouldn’t-normally-do-but-in-Lockdown,-I-just-started-reading-‘War-and-Peace’,-so-I’ll-think-about-it’. I’ll be leading a short course on the Book of Deuteronomy for four weeks starting next Thursday. Come via Zoom. Lots of interaction. Deuteronomy is one of those texts from the Old Testament that can get bypassed or dismissed, but is filled with rich insights if you give it a chance. It’s also got its fair share of gruesome commandments to genocide, so you have to read it sensitively. But that’s what we’ll be doing!

If you want to come this week, the first week will be about Deuteronomy as law and the passages we’ll be looking at in particular are 4.1-43, 4.44-49 and 5.1-33 (which includes the Ten Commandments).


Following the successful service this week, we’ll essentially be offering a repeat. This will be at 9pm on Thursday, following on from the Bible study, though you don’t need to have gone to the first to come to the second.

Rather like the BBC, I like to think we’re offering something for everyone at church this week. If you’re in trouble or you know someone who is isolated, then please be in touch.

For information on how to join either the Deuteronomy Study or the Compline service please contact [email protected]