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Broken. A six week study course for Lent
« on: January 23, 2018, 09:08:10 AM »
Broken. A six week study course for Lent
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The TV series, Broken, written by Jimmy McGovern and starring Sean Bean is set in an estate parish somewhere in the UK. The church used at the centre of the series is in Liverpool but the series never explicitly states that this is where the narrative is set. The series focuses on the life and ministry Father Michael Kerrigan, a Roman Catholic, priest who, despite past trauma and anxiety about his own inadequacies, attempts to bring the light of Christ into the lives of the people amongst whom he ministers. The series portrays real life at its most gritty and unvarnished, and in doing so raises many questions along the way about how to live faithfully when life is very hard.

This course arose out of numerous conversations I had with people after the series aired. So many people commented that they thought it would make an excellent Lent or study course that I thought it would be interesting to have a go. I have shaped the course around the principles of the series itself – which raises far more questions than it ever answers. The idea of the course is to provide the space for people to pick up the questions raised in the series and to explore how they might want to answer them.

Please click on the links below to download the sessions, leaders' notes and a list of helplines as the series contains disturbing story lines.
 
http://www.cofebirmingham.com/news/2018/01/23/broken-six-week-study-course-lent/


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Re: Broken. A six week study course for Lent
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2018, 07:14:49 AM »
'Broken': How a bleak TV drama is making a unique preparation for Easter
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On the one hand, it is no wonder that Canon Dr Paula Gooder, the thoughtful director for Mission Learning and Development in the Birmingham diocese and former theologian in residence at the Bible Society, decided to create a Lent course based on the must-watch Broken, which tackles major social issues including mental illness, suicide, sexuality, gambling and abuse.

On the other, it is perhaps surprising that the churches – and especially the Catholic Church – have not made more of this series that captured the imagination of many, including many non-Christians.

Presumably this may have something to do with what is, to use Dr Gooder's word, by British standards an extremely 'gritty' storyline based on the lives or ordinary people on the margins of society, and some who are better off but just as troubled, not least the respected Father Michael Kerrigan himself.

Dr Gooder's course is made up of six sessions based on the six powerful episodes of the series, with each session focusing on one character: Christina; Helen, the loving mother of mentally-ill Vernon; Andrew, the conscientious and tormented police constable; the multi-layered Roz, who steals funds from her boss and returns to church to confess; Carl, who is gay and a fierce opponent of hypocrisy in the church, and the complicated priest, Father Michael himself.
https://www.christiantoday.com/article/broken-how-a-bleak-tv-drama-is-making-a-unique-preparation-for-easter/124647.htm


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Re: Broken. A six week study course for Lent
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2018, 02:11:37 AM »
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Hi Everyone, just to give an early notice about this years Lent Group. We will be showing 4 episodes from the BBC Drama "Broken" staring Sean Bean. It's about the work of a Priest in an inner city parish. You don't need to have Church or Bible knowledge to take part. It's just a chance to watch the show and then have a chat about some of the issues it raises. The sessions will take place every Thursday afternoon from 1pm-3pm in Holy Trinity Church Hall in Seghill, starting 1st March. Everything is free including refreshments and lifts to and from church can be provided from Seaton Delaval, Holywell and Seghill. Please contact Fr Darren for more information.
https://www.facebook.com/Seghill.HolyTrinity.1849/posts/1075712199232920


It seems to me that the Church should already give Broken some kind of its prize   And especially for Sean Bean

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Re: Broken. A six week study course for Lent
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2018, 07:41:51 AM »
Broken: a course about real life and real faith inspired by the BBC drama Broken starring Sean Bean
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Broken – a course about real life and real faith – Wednesdays at 2.30pm in Lent @space4hls
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Broken: a course about real life and real faith inspired by the BBC drama Broken starring Sean Bean
Join us at Space4 during Lent on Wednesdays at 2.30pm for a special course based on the BBC drama Broken written by our Curate Rev’d Bryony Taylor with Fr David Twomey and Mother Rebecca Tobin.
Come to as many sessions as you like – each session is stand-alone but connected. You do not have to have seen the BBC programme Broken to take part.
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http://www.stmichaels-hls.org.uk/2018/broken-a-course-about-real-life-and-real-faith-wednesdays-at-2-30pm-in-lent-space4hls





 
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Lent 2018 at St James's
Meet to Share
During Lent we are viewing the six episodes of Broken (see below) and are meeting to explore the themes it raises.  No booking required, just turn up.

Lent Quiet Day
On Saturday 3 March 2018 we holding a Lent Quiet Day at St Saviour's Priory, 18 Queensbridge Road, London E2 8NS. Runs from 10am-3pm. Plenty of silence for prayer and reflection. Cost £10, and please bring your own lunch. Pay on the day (cheques made out to St James's Church PCC). To register, please send your name and contact details to the Parish Secretary. Download flyer here
This year our Lent programme is based on the BBC1 series Broken

The series
Written by Jimmy McGovern, starring Sean Bean and set in an estate parish in the North East, the series focuses on the life and work Father Michael Kerrigan, a priest who, despite past trauma and anxiety about his own inadequacies, attempts to bring the light of Christ into the lives of the people amongst whom he ministers.

The Lent programme
On each Sunday morning in Lent at 9.30am one of the six one-hour episodes of Broken will be screened in the Church Hall (dates below). At the end of each screening, we shall be given a series of questions to take away and reflect upon. There will then be a Sunday afternoon meeting at 2pm to discuss some of the themes raised in each episode. All welcome.
http://www.sjp.org.uk/lent2018.html
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Re: Broken. A six week study course for Lent
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2018, 04:20:11 AM »
https://www.facebook.com/groups/sanctumconnect/permalink/1197833030320038/
‘Broken’ – a free discipleship or confirmation course based on the BBC TV Series starring Sean Bean
https://bryonytaylor.com/2018/04/19/broken-a-free-discipleship-or-confirmation-course-based-on-the-bbc-tv-series-starring-sean-bean/
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Last year when the BBC brought out the Jimmy McGovern drama ‘Broken‘ I had a number of conversations with priest friends about how it would lend itself well to a study course. Lots of people clearly thought this and Paula Gooder brought out this Lent course earlier this year.

I got together with two priest friends, Fr David (who is a curate in Cullercoats, Newcastle Diocese) and Mother Rebecca (who is a Prison Chaplain in Lichfield Diocese) and we decided to write a course that would work with our own people – people very similar to those in Fr Michael’s congregation in the TV programme.  Courses to use with adults for discipleship or confirmation are often book-based and don’t use different teaching styles to meet different needs – we wanted to redress that and create something that would be flexible in lots of contexts and that would work with people who have been in church for a long time and those for whom church is quite an alien experience.
https://www.resourcescentreonline.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/Broken-A-course-about-real-life-and-real-faith-by-B-Taylor-R-Tobin-and-D-Twomey.pdf

on the link is quite interesting to read this course