The Big Question

What is ‘The Big Question’

  • An opportunity for an interested group of people to explore a ‘real life’ topical issue that matters to us

  • A way of sharing different perspectives and viewpoints with others in a gently structured conversation

  • Time to reflect and make connections between the Christian faith and the chosen topic that seeks to release fresh insights, energy and hope

  • Time to relax and reflect with others and have some refreshing stimulation


Whilst the aim is to explore the topical issues in the light of Christian tradition and thought, these discussions are open to anyone who is interested in thinking about life and about how we might make things better. People of all faiths and none are welcome. We would like you to share your views from your own experience and perspective so that the discussion can be enriched.

Topical issues can come from any aspect of life and no particular expertise of the topic is necessary to join in the discussion.  From time to time it may be helpful to invite specific people to join the discussion who have a particular interest in, or experience of, the topic under discussion.

Where and When


The discussions will be held in the St Bartholomew’s Church Centre in Newbiggin by the Sea.

This next series of discussions will take place on Wednesday 15th October, 29th October and 12th November 2014

The session will start at 7.00 pm and finish by 9.00pm

Refreshments will be provided

Current Topic for Discussion

The topic for the next discussion is 'What does it mean to be lonely?'

"When you're surrounded by all these people, it can be lonlier than when you're by yourself.  You can be in a huge crowd, but if you don't feel like you can trust anyone or talk to anybody, you feel like you're really alone."  Fiona Apple

St Bartholomew's Church, Newbiggin by the Sea, Northumberland

Church Office, 80 Front Street,

Newbiggin by the Sea, NE64 6QD  


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Fr. Anthony O'Grady

34a Front Street, Newbiggin by the Sea, NE64 6PS 
Telephone: 01670 817220


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