Sion Centre for Dialogue and Encounter in London-Bayswater


A place to listen, learn, reflect, respect.

A setting for study and growth in mutual understanding between Christians and Jews, between other faiths and cultures.

During 2017 we will continue to have day workshops and Sunday afternoon seminars on a variety of themes related to Jewish Christian Relations and Biblical Spirituality.  Some of our events will mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation which takes place in 2017.


Our regular events include

  • Study of the Weekly Parashah (Torah portion for Shabbat)
  • Biblical Hebrew


For more details and the whole 2017 programme please click here



cropped-outside-chairs.jpgSion Centre for Dialogue & Encounter  

34 Chepstow Villas  London W11 2QZ

Tel 020 7313 8286 / 020 7727 3597     Fax 020 7313 8281

Nearest tube: 
Notting Hill Gate;  on the Circle, 
District and Central Lines 
27, 328, 28, 31 stop in Pembridge Villas adjacent to Chepstow Villas
52 stops in Kensington Park Road opposite Chepstow Villas
23 stops in Westbourne Grove by Denbigh Road

On street Parking is restricted

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You will find our London based events below. For events in other locations please click the relevant button:
Birmingham Events        

London Events


Autumn Seminars 2015 with Dr John McDade
Sept.  30th 2015: Paul and the disappearance of Law–observant Christians
How does Paul handle the tension between Christian believers who observe the Law and Christian believers who do not observe the Law?  As well as offering an insight into the tensions in the early Church about how to observe the Jewish Law while also believing in Jesus, the issue of how to respect differences within the modern Church is still with us

November 11th 2015: Reading the Epistle to the Hebrews
Does Hebrews teach that Judaism has been superseded by Christianity?   We will explore the main themes of this anonymous work, its possible background and purpose and its significance for relations between Christians and Jews.

December 2nd 2015: Reading the Letter of James
The Letter of James in the New Testament is addressed to ‘the twelve tribes of the Diaspora’, a teaching from the earliest Jerusalem community from its leader James, ‘the brother of the Lord’, the chief authority in the early Church to whom Paul and others defer.  But there are some puzzles.  A fascinating work rarely explored.  

11.00am – 3.30pm.  Registration 10.30am.
Please bring a packed lunch – and a BIBLE!

Suggested Donation:  £15 per day; All three sessions: £40 
Please make cheques payable to SCDE.  Payment on arrival is acceptable.

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