The Melanesian Martyrs' Memorial Church of St Andrews

Lenten Study Movie Series 2019

Lenten Study Movie Series 2018



This year we are showing five movies on the Thursday’s of the 14th, 21th and 28th March &

4th and 11thof April followed by a discussion on Tuesday 16th March, in Holy Week.

This year’s moves focus on the question: Who is God for you?

Please add your name to the list at the back of the church if you would like to join in these sessions

or email the Parish Office  All movies will be shown in the Parish Lounge.


Movie 1:              7.00pm, Thursday 14th March                     God’s Not Dead

God’s Not Dead:   When an atheist Philosophy professor plans to forego “dusty arguments” in his class, he insists the new students declare that “God is Dead.” Unable to do this, Josh is challenged to defend his faith and prove to the class that God’s Not Dead.


Movie 2:              7.00pm, Thursday 21st March                      Miracles from Heaven

Miracles from Heaven:  Based on a true story.  When Christy discovers her 10-year-old daughter Anna has a rare, incurable disease, she becomes a ferocious advocate for her daughter’s healing as she searches for a solution. After Anna has a freak accident, a miracle unfolds that leaves medical specialists mystified, her family restored and their community inspired.


Movie 3:              7.00pm, Thursday 28th March                     Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge:  Desmond Doss who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. Doss was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon, as he believed that while the war was justified, killing was nevertheless wrong.


Movie 4:              7.00pm, Thursday 4th April                           The Sea of Trees

The Sea of Trees:   Numbed by grief Arthur Brennan heads across the world to Japan’s Aokigahara, a mysterious forest lapping the foothills of Mount Fuji – a place where people go to contemplate life and death.  Having found the perfect place to die, Arthur encounters a Japanese man who appears to have lost his way.  Together, the two men embark on a journey of reflection and survival.


Movie 5:              7.00pm, Thursday 11th April                           The Shack

The Shack:   After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips spirals into a deep depression that causes him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack in the Oregon wilderness. Despite his doubts, Mack journeys to the shack and encounters an enigmatic trio of strangers led by a woman named Papa. Through this meeting, Mack finds important truths that will transform his understanding of his tragedy and change his life forever.


Session 6:            7.00pm, Tuesday 16th April                          Discussion on Movies

We will be discussing the movies as they relate to the Lent and Easter message.