From the Diocese in Europe
Carbon net zero target: below is a letter from Bishops Robert and David about how churches might become carbon neutral by 2030, along with a guidance document.
DIOCESE IN EUROPE - “BREATHING LIFE”
AN INVITATION TO SHARE IN BELONGING TOGETHER THROUGH RACIAL JUSTICE
Reflections and Recommendations from the Diocesan Working Group (WG). See documents below.
Living in Love and Faith
How do questions about identity, sexuality, relationships and marriage fit within the bigger picture of the good news of Jesus Christ? What does it mean to live in love and faith together as a Church?
Many years work has culminated in a library of resources which the Church of England asks all its members to use as a way of thinking together about these questions. Chaplaincy members met in April and will meet again in June to follow a five session course. There is an introductory video below.
More details are available on this link: https://www.churchofengland.org/resources/living-love-and-faith
Congregational Worship Leaders
Our chaplaincy council would like to work towards ensuring that services would continue with or without a chaplain and/or reader. A specific course for the Diocese in Europe has been developed and will go on-line in autumn 2022. This course is intended for those who wish to deepen their understanding of the Christian faith as the Church of England has received it, to expand their own knowledge of the main points of theology, for their own enrichment or spiritual development. It will also be a preparation for those seeking lay ministry, such as Congregational Worship Leaders. Please let Roger or one of the churchwardens know if this interests you.