Places of Welcome

Many of us would consider our churches to be welcoming places, but could they also be ‘places of welcome’!? While the origins of the ‘Places of Welcome’ network began in Birmingham, it is spreading across the country, as people respond to the challenge to make...

Pastoral Ministry Course

Run in conjunction with Lindisfarne College of Theology, we are looking for expressions of interest for a Pastoral Ministry Course. The overall learning goal of the course is the formation of confident Christian pastoral ministers. Entrance Requirements A recommendation/commendation by your vicar. An application form. Access to the course is by an interview. Places...

Mission and Ministry with Schools: Open The Book

In the Mission and Ministry with Schools introductory blog post, an outline of OFSTED expectations was included. As there are requirements for spiritual input and religious / faith understanding in every school, often they opt for some assemblies to become times of 'collective worship'. (For church schools,...

Mission and Ministry with Schools: Communion in school

In a Church of England school in Hartlepool a wonderful change of routine happens in one Collective Worship assembly each term: There is a whole-school Communion Service. Communion has been taking place in the school for over three years, since a small group of...

Mission and Ministry with Schools: An Introduction

Schools and churches have much in common: they are permanent features in a community, holding some key moments in life within their walls. They enable growth, social and personal and provide space to explore and develop our ideas independently and as a peer group.