Thursday Circle is a group that came about from the sucess of Third Wednesday, a monthly pub meet-up of libertarian-leaning individuals who previously only knew each other via Twitter. It is named after the group set up by Dietrich Bonhoeffer to oppose the nazification of the German Church during the Third Reich.
It’s been well over a year since I wrote the original Thursday Circle manifesto. It was off-the-cuff and flowed quite naturally and I knew even then that it would change over time. It has changed, but not fundamentally.
The format of the meetings has emerged organically and has been helped considerably by the additon of a church Rector who was already part of the Third Wednesday group. The meetings take place on the fourth Thursday of every month. We meet at 7pm and aim to start the meeting at 7.30pm. We sit in a single group, around one or two tables so that everyone can hear everyone else.
A prayer meeting, a Bible discussion group, a drinking club, denominational, overtly political, exclusive or anti-church.
Robert has offered to host an online virtual Thursday Circle for those who struggle to get about or can’t find a venue just yet. You can contact him at [email protected] and further details will be posted here if and when something more concrete is put in place.
On the back of a well-attended Third Wednesday (that’s on a Friday!) there is potential for a Thursday Circle in Tokyo. The contact [email protected] and at present is only a potential meeting. But please contact Philomena if interested.