Cotham Parish Church

Serving the parish of St Saviour with St Mary, Cotham in Bristol

Benefice Book Group

The Benefice book group is open to any member of Cotham or St Paul’s Church and their friends. We meet on the second Thursday of each month at the house of one of the members at 8pm and usually finish around 10pm. We choose a book each month and usually someone from the group opens the discussion on that book. Books are borrowed from the library and distributed through the group so it is not necessary to buy each book. The group is very fluid – so members come when they can, even if they have not read the book or finished reading it. Discussion is usually wide ranging and the choice of books extremely varied.

For further information contact John Bean on 01179682867 or a.john.bean@ (remove this part—it’s to stop junk-mail)

Jan 12th: ‘Girl on the train’ by Paula Hawkins
Feb 9th: ‘The Noise of Time’ by Julian Barnes
Mar 9th: ‘The Love Song of Queeny Hennessy’ by Rachel Joyce
Apr 13th: ‘The Trumpet’ by Jackie Kaye
May 11th: ‘Cranford’ by Mrs Gaskell
June 8th: ‘The Shepherd’s Life: A Tale of the Lake District’ by James Redbanks
July 13th: ‘The Outrun’ by Amy Liptrot
Aug 10th: ‘H is for Hawk’ memoir by Helen Macdonald
Sept 14th: ‘Olive Kitteridge’ by Elizabeth Strout
Oct 12th: ‘Snow falling on Cedars’ by David Guterson
Nov 9th: ‘The Man Who Went Into the West: The Life of R.S.Thomas’ by Byron Rogers
Dec 14th: Planning for 2018