Recent Items: Churches Together

“Churches Together in England unites in pilgrimage those Churches in England which, acknowledging God’s revelation in Christ, confess the Lord Jesus Christ as God and Saviour according to the Scriptures, and, in obedience to God’s will and in the power of the Holy Spirit commit themselves:

  • to seek a deepening of their communion with Christ and with one another in the Church, which is his body; and
  • to fulfil their mission to proclaim the Gospel by common witness and service in the world

to the glory of the one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit”

Greenbelt Festival 2017 – Enterprise for the common good

A retrospective look at what went on this year at Greenbelt…

Quote From:

Chris Whittington
Head of Education
for Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP

On the Monday we have two special panel sessions, the first, ‘Cathedrals and Commerce’, looking at how cathedrals and large churches might use enterprise – what should our attitude be? – and how we can navigate our way through what can feels like an ethical minefield? People we have invited to contribute to the discussion include Canon John Witcombe, Dean of Coventry Cathedral, Alison Inglis-Jones from the Trussell Trust and Revd. Jonathan Evens from the HeartEdge project at St. Martin in the Fields.

http://www.greenbelt.org.uk/can-expect-exchange/

http://www.greenbelt.org.uk/enterprise-for-the-common-good-introducing-the-exchange/

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CTe-News

To all friends of Churches Together in England

I am delighted to attach our review of the year (2015) which is an extract from the annual report and accounts which was sent to the Charity Commission. It includes a link to the full document sent to the Charity Commission should you wish to download it.

We would be most grateful if you would publicise this as widely as possible.

With best wishes

Jenny Bond
2015-cte-review-of-the-year

Seminar: Churches Refugee Network

Churches Refugee Network Seminar

Tuesday 22 November, 10.30-4.00 at St Michael’s House, Coventry (next to the Cathedral)

NB: this date coincides with the date of the SRN Conference.

The aim of the day is to bring together and resource those appointed within the churches and church-related charities to welcome and support forced migrants, although all are welcome.
Those attending will receive the latest information, be able to share best practice, pray and network with those supporting refugees.

Further information, including a flyer, programme and registration, here

(Source of this post – PRAXIS newsletter, September 2016 – No. 82)

Request for information – equal marriage discussion starters

Hi
Alison Webster from Oxford has sent this query about discussion starters for a parish wanting to think about equal marriage.
If you have anything suitable or any links to resources, please let Alison know, and copy me in
Regards
Ann
Hi again, Ann. Is there any chance that you could ask the network whether anybody has put together any discussion starters on equal marriage? I’ve had an enquiry from a parish….

Alison

Syrian crisis

Hi again

George has just sent me this link to the Citizens website – do please pass it on to anyone else who might find it useful.

If you know any other websites, resources, have information about local projects, or have come across helpful prayers, please let me know and we’ll collect them together on the SRN website

Regards

Ann

We, like many in your network are inundated with inquiries about how people can help in the Syrian crisis. To help people help others we’ve set up this site – http://www.refugees-welcome.org.uk/

Thought you might circulate it to your lists?

Best, George

Report on rural churches

I mentioned the report on rural churches – you can download it here if you follow the link.  It is a very good report based on research designed to explore whether mission and growth are possible within rural multi-church groups – and whether this was affected by the size and structure of the groupings.  It is interesting in itself – and perhaps touches on our conference theme about incarnational presence not always being seen as mission.

Continue reading Report on rural churches

Churches and befriending projects

Tackling Isolation and Loneliness – Link Visiting Scheme

If you are concerned about loneliness and isolation amongst older people, the Link Visiting Scheme has a range of excellent resources available which enable churches to respond effectively.

This national Christian befriending charity supports the mission of local churches by helping them to set up projects to help lonely older people re-connect with their communities. On 1 July Link Visiting launched the Build-A-Link Challenge. This resource raises awareness of social isolation and provides some suggested responses for churches, including ideas for projects and activities that could help address the issue locally.

The charity has also developed a model of operating a befriending project for churches in urban and rural settings, based on its own experience of running a successful scheme since 1998. Full support, training, documentation and advice are provided to churches seeking to set up a project in their community.

For details of the Build-A-Link Challenge go to www.linkvisiting.org/challenge and information about setting up a befriending project can be found at www.linkvisiting.org/national-scheme/setting-up-a-link-visiting-scheme/ ‘Getting started’ case studies from churches that have set up a project in partnership with Link Visiting Scheme are available at http://linkvisiting.org/category/getting-started/

CTe-News August 2015

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Dear subscriber to CTe-News
The latest version of the monthly mailing of news from Churches Together in England is now available at: www.cte.org.uk/news. This is an extra version as we do not normally produce CTe-News in August … but there is so much news!

You can see the latest version of CTe-News as a PDF to read and pass on by email, and in Word to paste articles in to websites, magazine etc.

www.cte.org.uk/news is also the place for new subscribers to sign up free, and to find the Archive or previous editions of CTe-News.

To contact the web manager with suggested content for CTe-News, or to Unsubscribe from CTe-News, email website@cte.org.uk

Thank you

Jim Currin
Churches Together in England, 27 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9HH.   0207 529 8131   www.cte.org.uk

CTe-News

The June 2015 version of the monthly mailing of news from Churches Together in England is now available at: www.cte.org.uk/news. It is also attached in the Word version.
You can see the latest version of CTe-News as a PDF to read and pass on by email, and in Word to paste articles in to websites, magazine etc.
www.cte.org.uk/news is also the place for new subscribers to sign up free, and to find the Archive or previous editions of CTe-News.
To contact the web manager with suggested content for CTe-News, or to Unsubscribe from CTe-News, email website@cte.org.uk
Thank you
Jim Currin
Churches Together in England, 27 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9HH.   0207 529 8131   www.cte.org.uk

a question about food banks

Hi, I am writing to you because you participated in our Justice Forum entitled ‘Beyond Food Banks’ some time ago.

I have received an enquiry from the chaplain to the Bishop of Truro. The Bishop (Tim Thornton) co-chaired, with Frank Field, the recent APPG (All Party Parliamentary Group) on hunger, ‘Feeding Britain’. His chaplain asks:

“+Tim and Frank Field MP are still engaged in work connected with food poverty and have been hearing anecdotal stories of Foodbanks now struggling to keep up with demand. Are any of you hearing of problems? Donations of food not now sufficient to meet the need of those who seek it? I would be interested to hear if you are receiving such reports.”

If you have any information or experiences to offer, please could you email me, and I shall collate the responses.

With all best wishes for your important work,

Alison

Alison Webster

Social Responsibility Adviser

Department of Mission
Diocese of Oxford

Diocesan Church House, North Hinksey Lane, Oxford, OX2 0NB
Direct line: 01865 208213; mobile: 07919456451

London Churches – Common Voice on Migration

Dear all,

We had an excellent day seminar on migration last week, attended by around 50 people from across London and across the denominations.
The contributions from the day, together with the Bible passages people brought with them, and an art work created on the day, are now on our website:
http://www.londonchurches.org.uk/26.html
The next stage in our Common Voice process is to reflect more deeply on the issues raised on the day and what the Spirit is saying to the churches on migration.
Please let us know if you have any reflections on the day. We will feed these into the core group’s next meeting when we shall draft some common voice for us all to consider further.

Peace to all,

Steven.

Canon Steven Saxby,

Tel: 020 7654 3857
Text: 078 5555 1050
E-mail: londonchurches@btinternet.com
Follow us on Twitter: @londonchurches

CTE News

The June 2015 version of the monthly mailing of news from Churches Together in England is now available at: www.cte.org.uk/news. It is also attached in the Word version.
You can see the latest version of CTe-News as a PDF to read and pass on by email, and in Word to paste articles in to websites, magazine etc.
www.cte.org.uk/news is also the place for new subscribers to sign up free, and to find the Archive or previous editions of CTe-News.
To contact the web manager with suggested content for CTe-News, or to Unsubscribe from CTe-News, email website@cte.org.uk
Thank you
Jim Currin
Churches Together in England, 27 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9HH.   0207 529 8131   www.cte.org.uk