Paula Gooder – Reading between the cracks: women in the Pauline communities

Sunday 10 February 4 pm, St John’s Church, Ranmoor

Reading between the cracks: women in the Pauline communities

The study session  will be followed at 6.30 pm by a Eucharist at St John’s in celebration of the contribution of women to the ministry of the whole people of God.

St Paul has a poor reputation for his attitude to women in ministry but when you read his letters more carefully you can find lots of evidence for women in ministry in the Pauline communities some even in positions of significant leadership. How are we meant to understand Paul’s attitude to women in the light of all of this?

Paula Gooder is a freelance writer and lecturer in Biblical Studies. Her research areas include the writings of Paul, with a particular emphasis on 2 Corinthians and Mysticism, Biblical Interpretation and the Development of Ministry in the Early Church. She is Canon Theologian both of Birmingham Cathedral and of Guildford Cathedral, and a Lay canon at Salisbury Cathedral. She is also a member of General Synod, the Women in Episcopacy Steering Committee.

Flyer – Paula Gooder

There is no charge for this event. Please contact the Parish Office on  0114 230 1199 for further details.

St John’s Church, Ranmoor Park Road, Sheffield S10 3GX


The Bishop of Sheffield’s 2013 Shrove Tuesday Lectures with Dr Paula Gooder

‘Participation in Christ and with each other: Reflections on a Pauline Theology of Transfiguration’.

Monday 11 February 2013 – 19.30 at the Exhibition Space in the new Jessop West Building, Sheffield University (for any who cannot attend on Shrove Tuesday)


Tuesday 12th February 2013 (9:30 for) 10.00 – 15.30 at the Victoria Methodist Mission, Norfolk Street, Sheffield.

9.30 Coffee

10.00 Act of Worship & Notices

  • House notices: Revd Noel Irwin
  • Publicity Notices etc Canon John Thomson

10.30 Lecture 1

11.30 Coffee Break

12.00 Lecture 2

13.00 Lunch Break*

14.15 Discussion Forum

15.15 Conclusion

*Lunch is not provided but there will be places for folk to eat either in Victoria Methodist Mission or in the city.

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