in person: Spiritual Reading Group, John Tidey on The Tablet of London, TUESDAY 16 May, 10.30am to 12.00pm


10:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Bookings closed


Carmelite Library Middle Park
216 Richardson St, Middle Park, Victoria, 3206

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Please note: This session is on TUESDAY 16th May in the Library.

In this session John will outline the often turbulent history of The Tablet and profile some of its editors while recognising its ability to combine deep affection and attachment to the Church  while maintaining demonstrable independence.  

The Tablet is a Catholic weekly journal that has been published continually since 1840. It reports on religion current affairs, politics, social issues, literature and the arts with a special emphasis on Roman Catholicism while remaining ecumenical. It is committed to the teaching of the Second Vatican Council.”

About the facilitator: John Tidey is a Melbourne journalist and author who has worked in East Africa, the UK and China. He is a parishioner at OLMC Middle Park and has been a TABLET reader for 60 years.


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The Spiritual Reading Group will continue in 2023 on the third Wednesday of the month from 10.30 am to 12.00pm. All are welcome to join for a particular session or regularly. More details will be given about each of these session closer to the event.

The program for the remainder of the 2023 is below:

21 June – Cecily Clark on Spinning Straw into Gold – the Rumpelstiltskin effect

19 July – Wendy Crouch on The Prayer Life of St Francis of Assisi

23 August – Carol O’Connor on Rose Macaulay

20 September – Philip Harvey on The Cloud of Unknowing

18 October – Bata Bardak on Bishop Nikolai Velimirovich

15 November – Susan Southall on the Book of Ecclesiastes




Bookings are closed for this event.