We hope you have already heard about The National Weekend of Invitation which is taking place from 15th – 17th June 2018, and we very much want to encourage churches from all over the diocese to get involved. (This comes just a few weeks after ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ in May www.thykingdomcome.global we will be sending out more information about that following the launch event next week). We are delighted to let you know that the National weekend of invitation website is now up and running with free resources to help you get involved. The link is  http://weekendofinvitation.com/   

It is being led Michael Harvey of “Back to Church Sunday” fame, who has been working with three pilot parishes in our diocese to ensure that the new resources are helpful in our context.  Michael is running an information session for us on the morning of Saturday 24th February 2018, from 10 am until 1 pm at Cuthbert House, Durham, so that we can be prepared for the June weekend.  It is really all about creating a culture of invitation. 

Clergy and lay people are warmly invited to attend the session on 24th February.  Tea, coffee etc. will be available and the morning will finish with a buffet lunch.

The preparation event is completely free but we would ask you to book for catering purposes. You can come on your own or with a team.  To book places please contact [email protected] or telephone 01913746004.

Michael Harvey is a great encourager and enabler and his contributions have been very apt and helpful to us in the past.  We do hope that you can come along on 24th February to find out more about The National Weekend of Invitation.

Every blessing,

Sophie Jelley

Poster – Durham

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