Region: South East England & London

Canterbury Diocese

Web site: www.canterburydiocese.org

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Chichester Diocese

Church in Society department

www.chichester.anglican.org

The Church in Society department in the Diocese of Chichester has the role of assisting churches to develop their level of engagement with their local community, of promoting good environmental responsibility amongst churches, and of promoting positive attitudes towards diversity and equality in the diocese. In addition the department manages the Emergency Response plan and offers advice to members of the diocese at all levels on issues of Christian concern in society.

Diocesan Church in Society Adviser: David Farey
Tel: 01273 425692.

Guildford Diocese

Department for Social Responsibility

www.cofeguildford.org.uk and follow Department links to Social Responsibility

The Department for Social Responsibility advises the Bishop, Diocese and Parishes on matters of social policy and supports local church projects and practice. We manage a number of services linked to specific areas of work: Health & well-being; children, young people and family support; work economy & business; criminal justice and resettlement; care and support of the elderly; social cohesion; refugees and Interfaith. These arise out of engagement with community issues across the Diocese’s geographical area, working in collaboration and partnership with other public agencies and community groups. We work with all people regardless of their faith and none.

London Diocese

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Oxford Diocese

Board of Mission
(Mission in the World Group)

www.oxford.anglican.org

Website contains factsheets and written resources, information about range of social justice issues (especially disability, the spiritual care of older people, mental health, world development), and blogs on environmental and rural issues.

Portsmouth Diocese

Diocesan Council for Social Responsibility

Our aim is to promote sustainable local faith based social action. We do this by supporting 125 Good Neighbour groups throughout Hampshire working with colleagues in neighbouring dioceses. We run a Rapid Parish Development Programme to help parishes re-engage with their local communities and identify opportunities for growth, (this is available to parishes outside the diocese, contact us for information). We are piloting a leadership programme with the Centre for Enterprise at the University of Portsmouth and the Kaospilots School in Denmark, and we have just set up a one stop shop development company for churches and community groups called the Joint Venture Social Enterprise.

Website: www.csrnet.org.uk and www.portsmouth.anglican.org

Southwark Diocese

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end of south east england & London region