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Resources: Community Engagement

Jubilee economics

Throughout Jesus’ recorded ministry we hear parables, stories and actions which challenge the authority of people in power – many of these stories concern what today we call ‘economics’. Jubilee economics, produced by Jubilee Debt Campaign – the UK campaigning coalition seeking freedom from the slavery of unjust debt – is a set of six… Read more »

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Start

Start is a six-session basic introduction to the Christian faith, produced by Leading your Church into Growth,  for use in small groups.  The sessions assume no previous knowledge of anything Christian, and use a mix of DVD input, simple discussion activities and space for reflection – it aims to be down-to-earth and enjoyable too! It… Read more »

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Tackling Poverty Together – Church Urban Fund

CUF (Church Urban Fund) – CHRISTIANS TACKLING POVERTY TOGETHER IN ENGLAND. CUF (the Church of England’s response to poverty) are passionate about bringing God’s love, hope and justice to the poorest and most marginalised people in England, empowering them to transform their lives.   CUF have set up Together Network to enhance the work of local churches,… Read more »

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Community Care Group

The Community Care Group will happily respond to individual queries, and they have organised a number of training days on different aspects of care.They are currently investing in a lot of work for people who want a better understanding of working with dementia sufferers.

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HIV /AIDS Support Group

Recent activities of the HIV / AIDS Support Group include: ‘Spring Basket’ – an annual social event for individuals and families affected by HIV Preparation of publicity materials dealing with issues of healing and treatment within the context of HIV / AIDS Surveying of churches to explore their understanding of HIV within local parishes /… Read more »

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Ministry of Healing Group

Recent activities of the Ministry of Healing Group include: Run annually a basic 6 week training course on the subject of Christian Healing Participation by the group in a regional Deliverance Minsitry Training Conference Joining Watford Town Centre’s Chaplaincy in ‘Praying in the Street’ Support and advice to ministers  

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Penal Affairs Group

  Recent activities of the Penal Affairs Group include:   A week’s exhibition, ‘Remembering Mercy’ held at St Albans Abbey Annual lecture at the Law School of the University of Hertfordshire

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Race Equality Group

Recent activities of the Race Equality Group include: Monitoring the adoption of race equality policies by parishes, Assisting parishes with Diversity Training Contributing to national discussions on countering far right policies Supporting the appointment of a Chaplain to Roma, Gypsies and Travellers Supporting the work of the Committee for Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns

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Rural Strategy Advisory Group (RUSTAG)

Key objectives that the Rural Strategy Advisory Group (RUSTAG) work towards include: Developing sector ministry for rural communities Training and awareness for rural ministry Campaigning for support of local services  

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Advent Resources

  A collection of Advent Resources for Schools and Children’s Groups prepared by the Revd Andrew Holford.   Joy is Worship Love X Factor Message Peace Truth of John the Baptist         Download them all in one folder

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HOPE – in our villages, towns and cities

HOPE in our villages, towns and cities   HOPE brings churches together in mission.  The goal is to see individuals and communities in villages, towns and cities throughout the UK transformed by Jesus’ love. HOPE – a catalyst for mission “HOPE gave us a great excuse to work together in mission … through HOPE our… Read more »

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Easter White Crosses

  Last year, churches erected their crosses from Palm Sunday through to Good Friday – some were left up for two weeks. The Easter White Crosses provide, in the words of the Bishop of  Hertford, “an opportunity for church people to put their names to their faith in a way which is clear and bold,… Read more »

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Ministry of Welcome – Course

  The aim of this course is to give you a basic foundation on which to build your own Ministry of Welcome team(s).  The course is completely stand-alone and suitable for an hour long session – may be after the main Sunday service or as an initial discussion session for a PCC away day.  

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Experience Journeys

  Produced by Jumping Fish Ltd, Diocese of Gloucester Resource Centre – ‘Experience Journeys’ – this dvd suggests interactive ways for churches to share the major festivals of the Church calendar with children from local primary schools. Ideas given for setting up around six ‘multi-sensory stations’ in the parish church – the Journeys outlined are:… Read more »

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Sharing Faith the Jesus Way

  “A wise and generous exploration of evangelism begins with the truth and exploring how Jesus responded differently to individuals according to their needs and the state of their lives …”   (General Secretary, Churches Together in England) “Not a formula or a programme, just a challenge to live differently.  I recommend it to all Christians… Read more »

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Jesus through Asian eyes

  For many people, western culture is intertwined with Christianity. So how do South Asians present their case? A new booklet entitled ‘Jesus through Asian eyes – 15 frequently asked questions‘ aims to give clear answers to those often-asked questions about Christianity from a South Asian perspective. The booklet is the brainchild of the South… Read more »

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Scripture Union

God has called Scripture Union to serve a world in great spiritual need.  Our long term vision, which inspires and motivates our mission, is for: every Christian to be engaging enthusiastically with the Bible and growing in their faith, every Church to be fully equipped to make disciples of children and young people, and every… Read more »

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Parish Nursing Ministries UK

  We seek to encourage congregations to make the connections between faith and health, between healing and wholeness, between spiritual life and physical activities.  Not just for themselves, but for the people who live and work around them.   Parish Nurses have a professional background in health care and can help churches to make these… Read more »

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Viewfinder – aimed at reaching 18-30 yr olds

One of the greatest challenges faced by churches today is reaching out to 18-30 year olds.   The services offered by Viewfinder have been tailored to enable churches to meet this need.

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Harry Potter : A Christian Chronicle

  Extract from foreword by Christina Rees:   “As a Christian and a Harry Potter fan, I am so grateful to Sonia Falaschi-Ray for writing this book.  Sonia brings remarkable insight to the Harry Potter books and offers a most helpful and perceptive analysis.  She has delved deep into the stories and has shwon that,… Read more »

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