Our approach to adult spiritual formation involves the acceptance of doubt and the forthright encouragement of inquiry as mature and unthreatening spiritual values. At All Souls, this engagement with the truths passed down through the centuries and present in our day can happen in many ways. Whether it is in the large, parish-wide programs in Advent and Lent with world-renowned speakers, topical series on everyday issues of Christian ethics or smaller groups under lay and clergy leadership that meet regularly for Bible study, there are many opportunities throughout the year to deepen your understanding of the Christian life. Most classes meet for about an hour at 10:10 am on Sundays. We generally have three options: a lectionary Bible study and two other classes that change every month or so.

2019-2020 Formation Poster

Sunday, May 31st: Conversation with local author Veronica Mary Rolf 
The Rev. Phil Brochard took part in a conversation with local author and retreat leader Veronica Mary Rolf. You may remember Veronica from her teaching at All Souls around her then-new book Julian’s Gospel, a ground-breaking exploration of the context and meaning around “shewings” of Julian of Norwich. Since then she has written two additional books and has just launched a podcast about Julian in a time of pandemic, “Life, Love, Light.” For those who missed it, here is a link to the class!


Reading Between the Lines: Lectionary-based Bible Study 
Join us as we study one of the texts for the following Sunday in a lectionary-based Bible study designed for small groups. We meet in the Common Room right after the 7:30 am service, in the Chapel during the 10:10 formation hour, or on Thursdays at 11 am in the Common Room. On-going class; drop-in, occasional attendees welcome.