The Thorne Sparkman School offers a dynamic opportunity each Lent for Christians and seekers to gather in community each Wednesday evening with others from across our city for a rich time of learning, fellowship, worship, and faith exploration, with first-class scholars and teachers. This year's offerings will focus around themes such as difference, reconciliation, and spiritual growth through the lenses of scripture, contemplative thought in light of current events.
Thorne Sparkman is located at the beautiful and historic St. Paul's Episcopal Church at 305 W. 7th Street in downtown Chattanooga. Click here for a map and directions.
Schedule and Format
Wednesday Evenings: March 13, 20, 27 & April 3 & 10
5:00 p.m. Organ Meditation
5:15 p.m. Eucharist
5:45 p.m. Dinner
6:45 p.m. Keynote Speaker
7:30 p.m. Book Signing | Q & A
Class Registration and Fees
Online Registration opens January 21. Class registration is a $30.00 flat fee, which covers all sessions. Early registrations are strongly encouraged, especially for dinner due to the limited space available. Please inquire about discounts for college students. Registration Deadline: March 6.
Additionally, a soup and salad supper is available each evening at a cost of $30.00 for adults and $15.00 for children for all five nights.
St. Paul’s Church is located at the intersection of Seventh and Pine Streets (305 West Seventh Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402). Parking is available on the street and in the lots next to and behind the church after 5:00 p.m.
A nursery for infants to 4 years old can be arranged upon advance request. For nursery registrations, please contact the parish administrator at St. Paul’s at (423) 266-8195 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org no later than February 16.
St. Paul’s Church is handicapped accessible. Please call the Church Office at (423) 266-8195 or contact us below if you have questions or concerns in this regard.