'Tooled Up: the Craft
of Estates Ministry'
Revd Andy Delmege writes:
The National Estates Churches Network (NECN) is an ecumenical charity with most major denominations represented on the executive, striving to promote and resource mission and ministry on urban estates.
At the NECN Conferences this year, we will be launching the Estates Church Toolkit, an online range of resources that we know work to help support ministry on social housing estates. We will also be sharing in stories from Estate Churches around the country.
The Conference days will begin with a welcome over tea and coffee as you arrive, followed by a keynote address by me as the new Chair of NECN and Urban Estates Missioner in Diocese of Birmingham. There will then be presentations from Estate Churches, telling rich stories of their lives and their ministres and looking at what has helped them to flourish (as well as what has been difficult).
There will also be available, throughout the day, a Marketplace of organisations and groups who provide helpful resources for Estate Churches across the denominations.
Midday Prayer will be followed by a sandwich lunch which is included in the cost of the Conference. The afternoon session will see a panel of estate practitioners, thinkers and influencers present and take questions from the floor.
The cost of the day will be £25 including a simple sandwich lunch - if that charge prevents anyone from attending then please contact NECN using the details below to discuss ways in we might support your attendance.
Both venues are wheelchair accessible on the ground floor, including toilet facilities. Queries, dietary preferences or any other specific requirements should be notified to us via email.
We look forward to seeing you!
Blackburn Cathedral Monday 16th April 2018 10.00am-3.00pm
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Birmingham Cathedral Wednesday 18th April 2018 10.00am-3.00pm
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