Advent course

What might it mean to experience life in all its fullness in the midst of our busy and messy lives? 

“Life to the full” is written by Journalist now Priest, Matt Woodcock who leads us through four sessions that help us reflect on how we might experience life in all its fullness.

Each session of the York Course begins with a bible verse and is accompanied by a booklet containing helpful group questions supported by an audio recording (or transcript) of conversations between Matt, Simon Stanley and ‘pew friends’. “Life to the full” is an ecumenical Advent course that will help you prepare for Christmas. All are welcome.

To book

Or find out more telephone 0113 260 7721, email; or complete the signup sheet in church.

The course is free but comes with a booklet which is essential for getting the most out of the sessions and costs £4.

Course Details

Thursday afternoons 2-3pm. All Saints Church, Barwick.

Possible evening sessions if there is demand. TBA.


November 22nd:    Hummingbird or Arctic Fox?
November 29th:    Murdstone or Peggotty?
December 6th:    Rotten or ripe?
December 13th:    Desert or Oasis?

About the author

Matt Woodcock is a pioneer minister and mission enabler for the Diocese of York. He helps churches to grow. Matt was a former newspaper reporter for the York Evening Press. He has had major input into ‘Leading Your Church into Growth’ and the ‘Start Course’. Matt is a regular Pause for Thought contributor on Radio Two and author of Becoming Reverend. Revd Bob spent two weeks on placement with Matt in Hull two years ago and can assure you of pearls of wisdom, plenty of humour and a down to earth spirituality which you will find engaging and encouraging.