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Community-building in troubled times: the Church's no. 1 mission priority?"

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St. Helen's Church, Costessey

Gurney Road

New Costessey

Norwich

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What should the Church's mission look like, in a country divided by Brexit and inequality, in a world that is literally burning?

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This day-workshop helps us reflect on our current context - at global, national and local levels - and argues passionately that whatever we do, it needs to start with the slow, patient work of building community in our neighbourhoods. After spending time exploring the "why?" question (which is fundamentally a mission question, and a Jesus question), we'll turn to the "how?" question. We'll be encouraged to share experience, wisdom and stories from our own contexts, as well as engage with some stories and learning from a context where community-building has been the central focus of a parish church's life and mission for the last nine years."

"Al Barrett is Rector of Hodge Hill (a Local Ecumenical Partnership with the URC), and lives on the multicultural Firs & Bromford estate in east Birmingham. He is project manager of TogetherWeCan! – a long-term, intergenerational community-building project in his local neighbourhood. In 2017 he completed a PhD, developing a ‘radically receptive political theology in the urban margins’. He is coordinator of the Church of England’s national Estates Theology project, and is in the process of writing and editing 3 books, including Being Interrupted: Re-imagining the Church’s Mission from the Outside, In (SCM Press, forthcoming). He blogs at www.thisestate.wordpress.com and tweets @hodgehillvicar."

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St. Helen's Church, Costessey

Gurney Road

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