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Wednesday 8th September 202118:00Admissions in VA Schools, Foundation Schools and Academies

Admissions in VA Schools, Foundation Schools and Academies

Led by the Manchester Diocesan Deputy Director of Education, Liam Eaglestone

Venue: Online – Contact bookings@manchester.anglican.org to reserve a place.

Thursday 9th September 202119:00Open4Community: how to identify new sources of funding

Open4Community, provided by Idox, is an external funding search facility which is free for parishes in the Diocese of Manchester to use. It is an excellent tool and all parishes are encouraged to register and use it on a regular basis to gain the maximum benefit.

This webinar will explain how to:

  • register to use Open4Community
  • search for potential funders and find out more about them
  • utilise the other tools provided
  • set up regular email updates on potential funding sources.

Further information and registration:

https://open4community-9september.eventbrite.co.uk

Tuesday 14th September 202114:00Open4Community: how to identify new sources of funding

Open4Community, provided by Idox, is an external funding search facility which is free for parishes in the Diocese of Manchester to use. It is an excellent tool and all parishes are encouraged to register and use it on a regular basis to gain the maximum benefit.

This webinar will explain how to:

  • register to use Open4Community
  • search for potential funders and find out more about them
  • utilise the other tools provided
  • set up regular email updates on potential funding sources.

Further information and registration:

https://open4community-14september.eventbrite.co.uk

Wednesday 15th September 202114:00E&D Webinar: Remembering Services 2021

In this season when people who are grieving and bereaved have been especially affected, remembering has become more important than ever.

Join Revd Canon Sandra Millar and guests as we explore creative ways to serve our communities around All Souls'.

Please regsiter via this link.

Thursday 16th September 202109:45Nurturing New Leaders

Nurturing New Leaders

In this reconstruction phase of the pandemic, how can we identify and develop new leaders?

Further information.

Tuesday 21st September 202109:15Leading with Confidence (CPAS training)

Leading with Confidence

This event explores how to find appropriate confidence in our leadership, and plots a path to godly confidence. 

Further information.

Wednesday 22nd September 202110:00CPAS Leadership Webinar

CPAS Leadership Webinar

A popular free webinar to resource leaders through the pandemic and beyond.  

Further information.

18:00National CE Governance Group Virtual Conference

National CE Governance Group Virtual Conference – An opportunity for CE Governors to join together at the beginning of a new school year.

Led by the Archbishop of York, the Most Revd Stephen Cottrell, the Revd Nigel Genders, Chief Education Officers and other speakers.

Venue: Online – Register with Eventbrite

Download Flyer.

Thursday 23rd September 202119:00Generosity and thankfulness at your church

‘Generosity and thankfulness at your church’ self-assessment toolkit

An opportunity to get your church ready for the launch of the diocese's giving strategy by completing the ‘Generosity and thankfulness at your church’ self-assessment toolkit. This session will train facilitators to lead this process, which will enable your church to evaluate where it is, what it’d like to improve, and agree its future goals.

The toolkit is fully resourced to ensure it supports individuals who will be facilitating these discussions at each church, and will include guidance on how to run these sessions via online or face-to-face meetings.

Please register via Eventbrite.

Tuesday 28th September 202109:45Shaping a Missional Culture (CPAS training)

Shaping a Missional Culture

The pandemic has led to significant culture change in churches. How might we build on this to facilitate a renewed commitment to Christ’s mission and ministry? 

Further information.

10:00I Wouldn't Start From Here. A HeartEdge Introductory day.

An ecumenical day with Sam Wells and guests exploring theology and the future of the church in Liverpool and the North West.

Join Sam Wells of St Martin in the Fields for a keynote talk, Miranda Threlfall-Holmes from St Luke in the City, Kathy Versfeld from Strawberry Field, Kath Rogers from Crosby, Jackie Belfield Methodist Hospital Chapain, Dave Nicholson Commerce Consultant for HeartEdge and many others. Helen Jones of BBC Radio Merseyside will chair our panel.

We'll look at the HeartEdge 4Cs and how they work across Liverpool and the North west - including:

Congregation: Liturgy, worship & congregations.

Commerce: Being entrepreneurial, rethinking church buildings, growing income via enterprise.

Compassion: Growing participation to address social need.

Culture: Art, music and ideas connecting communities.

 

Further information and registration.

14:00Clergy Book Group

Venue: Waterstones Café, Deansgate, Manchester

Join us as we discuss The Madness of Grief by Richard Coles

For further information, please email David Thomas.

The Clergy Book Group is open to everyone.

Thursday 30th September 202110:30Poetry and the Life of the Soul

Manchester Cathedral

'Poetry and the Life of the Soul’ A reflection and resource day, led by Canon Mark Oakley.

A reflection and resource day, led by Canon Mark Oakley. Priest and award-winning spiritual writer Mark Oakley comes to Manchester to lead a day of prayerful reflection on poetry and its power to form us into the likeness of Christ.

All welcome. The event is ‘free’, but the suggested donation (on the day) is £10.

Mark Oakley is Dean of St John’s College, Cambridge, a popular public theologian, and an award-winning writer on poetry, prayer and spirituality. ‘The Splash of Words’ won the 2019 Michael Ramsey Prize, and his writing on George Herbert and R.S.Thomas has been universally praised.

Register via Eventbrite.

12:00Season of Creation webinar: Climate Action is Mission

Season of Creation webinar: Climate Action is Mission

Exploring how climate action fits with all five Marks of Mission, and inspiration to see how this can be part of your church's mission outreach.

Speaker: Revd Grace Thomas, curate at Moss Side, St James with St Clement, and Whalley Range, St Edmund, and one half of the shared Diocesan Environment Officer role in the Diocese of Manchester.

To book your place click here.

 

16:30Monthly Diocesan Prayer with Bishop Mark

Reflection on the second phase of engagement events

The Diocese of Manchester invites you to walk with us in prayer as we champion hope during this time of transformation and uncertainty.

As the diocese prepares for new deanery arrangements and reflects on the proposal for Mission Communities, we have a wonderful opportunity to underpin the journey with prayer.

This session will take place on the Manchester Diocese - Join us in Prayer Facebook page.

18:30LLF ‘Express’ Information Session for clergy and laity

Online

Living in Love and Faith is the Church of England’s national conversation about human identity, sexuality, relationships and marriage. It is about learning and listening to one another and to God.

This Information Session is for clergy and laity thinking about using the LLF resources in their own communities. A chance for questions or advice from the LLF Reference Group in the diocese.

To register email llf@manchester.anglican.org

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