Hope in Film
‘Together we are Giving Hope’ is the first of a series of films produced for the Diocese by Mission and Communications working with a film production company, Wade Bros. The intention is that the three films will depict the variety and fullness of life across the diocese.
‘Together’ was premièred at the recent midweek conference, at which over 260 of our clergy were present, receiving a warm welcome. Many clergy said afterwards that they could see themselves using it in their churches.‘Together’ is a two-minute film with a simple message:
“With one vision, Living God’s Love, through 400 churches, together we are giving hope.”
The short film’s aim is to help reinforce the sense of common purpose among people in the churches of the diocese as well as provide an attractive message which has the capacity to connect with people outside the church. At a time when hope appears to be lacking in the lives of many people, this should be just what they want to hear. Creating this association in people’s minds is an important step in building a relationship between them and the church.
A postcard (image shown above) is being produced to accompany the film which should encourage people to view it and find a church near them.
For churches wishing to show the film, it is available online and can be downloaded in several sizes so as to make it suitable for a wide range of venues.
“I’ve been overwhelmed by the positive feedback about this film. I hope this means that many people near to or far from the church will get to see it. This reception for ‘Together we are giving hope’ has itself strengthened my hope for the future. I hope it does that for you.” Canon Tim Lomax.
View the film online at www.stalbans.anglican.org/hope. Postcards will available for distrubution to churches shortly.