logoEngaging Isssues is a forum for everyone who wants to consider significant social, ethical, spiritual and religious issues of our day. Engaging Issues aspires to be an open, inclusive, questioning assembly, where we can speak our minds freely and respectfully. It may challenge our assumptions and can be uncomfortable in the pursuit of encouraging greater understanding, integrity and tolerance of differing views.

Engaging Issues events have taken place in Church Stretton, Shropshire, every year since 2004. We have about 9 events per year, between September and February.


Talks take place at the United Reformed Church, High Street, Church Stretton, SY6 6BY. See map. Some parking is available in the church car park, and there is a lot more parking close to the Co-Operative supermarket, 300m to the north of the church in the centre of Church Stretton.


Meetings start at 7:30pm and end at about 9pm. Meetings always include time for questions.

How much

We ask for a £3 donation on the door, to cover expenses.

Getting in touch and staying informed

See the contact page for how to get in touch, and to sign up to receive occasional updates and reminders of forthcoming events.


Even in this digital day and age, we still love books. See the books page for some of the books we of the Engaging Issues committee and friends have been enjoying and find relevant to the 2019-20 programme.

Who organises it all?

Engaging Issues is organised and published by a non-profit-making, small and informal group of local friends with only small axes to grind.