From the Diocese in Europe
Carbon net zero target: below is a letter from Bishops Robert and Davidabout 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. Our chaplaincy council plans to use some or all of the material provided to run a course, probably in the autumn. 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. At present, chaplains are authorised to train lay members to lead worship but a specific course for the Diocese in Europe is being developed. The policy here says what worship leaders are authorised to do. Please let Roger or one of the churchwardens know if this interests you.