‘When people go in, we want them to say “Wow!”’

‘When people go in, we want them to say “Wow!”’

THE MUSEUM of the Bible is housed in a six-storey former cold storage warehouse for meat in Washington DC. Its work and an educational curriculum associated with it were profiled at a dinner to introduce it to Christian leaders from Oxford and the Midlands on Monday 16 May. Significantly, the dinner was held at St […]

This weeks digest

Youth Trust boost A Young Leaders Award scheme run by the Archbishop of York is to be expanded nationally. The Allchurches Trust this week awarded a grant of over £500,000 to the Archbishop of York Youth Trust to enable to expansion. Dr John Sentamu founded the Trust 2009 with the aim of young leaders. So […]

Older people ‘should evangelise’

Older people should be encouraged to reach others with the Gospel, including their grandchildren. That was the call from the evangelist Roger Carswell at the annual conference of the Pilgrims’ Friend Society. Meanwhile, the Rev Roger Hitchings predicted that in the near future, the older people we encounter will no longer be ‘the Sunday School’ […]

Expansion for ‘Places of Welcome’

A NETWORK of community Places of Welcome is to come under the banner of Near Neighbours, a Church Urban Fund project that is funded by the Government. Organisers said that ‘Places of Welcome’ are run by local community groups who want everyone in their neighbourhood to have a place to go for a friendly face, […]

Sunday Service

1st Sunday after Trinity (Proper 4) – Sunday 3 June, 2018   Deuteronomy 5:12-15 2 Corinthians 4:5-12 Mark 2:23-3:6   In our reading from Mark’s Gospel this week, we see Jesus go head to head with the Pharisees over the issue of the Sabbath. Who does he think he is? The Pharisees are cross because […]

The Spiritual Director

By the Rev Dr Liz Hoare Almighty God, who called your servant Cuthbert from following the flock to follow your son and to be a shepherd of your people: in your mercy grant that we, following his example, may bring those who are lost home to your fold; through Jesus Christ our Lord. In his […]

A modern voice the Church should listen to

A modern voice the Church should listen to

A Canadian intellectual, Jordan Peterson, is ubiquitous on social media and rapidly becoming well known on mainstream media as well. He came to fame a couple of year ago when he strongly opposed a new hate law in Canada on the grounds that by mandating people to use certain gender pronouns to describe transsexuals, the […]

The Bible, as you’ve never heard it

The Bible, as you’ve never heard it

By Hazel Southam Comic Paul Kerensa is wearing a baseball cap back to front, having, as he says, ‘a live midlife crisis’. He’s rapping the Apostle Paul’s letters to the tune of Eminem’s Stan. The audience cheers. It’s just part of a nationwide tour in which Kerensa (also known for his work on Miranda, Not […]

Why go on a retreat?

Tutor in Spiritual Formation and MTh Course Director at Wycliffe Hall, the Rev Dr Liz Hoare (pictured), who CEN readers will know as ‘The Spiritual Director’, told us that when she was younger she had never been on retreat “but when friends told me it was ‘time for God’ and there was a spare space […]

Reaching people on the margins

Reaching people on the margins

Rebecca Woollgar, Volunteering Manager for the Anglican mission agency USPG, reflects on the inspirational work of Anglican churches in Brazil and Wiltshire, and concludes there is no ‘us and them’ Anglican Life USPG What is the church for? For me it’s about acknowledging we all have something to offer – there is no ‘us and […]

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