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St Hugh's Catholic Church

Broadgate

Lincoln

LN2 5AQ

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The 2018 Annual Assembly and AGM for everyone who cares about justice, peace and the care of God's creation in the diocese

It’s three years since Pope Francis’ groundbreaking ‘green encyclical’ Laudato Si’. How’s the quest for a safe and just future going in the East Midlands? Join friends from churches across the diocese and region for a day of challenge, networking and inspiration.

Speakers confirmed so far include:

  • Graham Gordon, Head of Policy at CAFOD, on climate at the crossroads and the agency's new climate change campaign

  • Cllr Chris Burke, chair of City of Lincoln Council's Policy Scrutiny Committee and recent Mayor, on living faith in the community.

The day will open with Mass celebrated by Bishop Patrick McKinney, to which all are welcome.

The afternoon includes the Justice and Peace Commission's AGM, at which you can help to shape the strategy for the next few years, and learn about new ways to take part.


OUTLINE PROGRAMME

10.00 Welcome followed by Mass, sign-up for discussion groups, refreshments and 'talking points'

11.00 Setting the scene

11.15 Keynote: Climate at the Crossroads, with Graham Gordon, Head of Public Policy at CAFOD

11.45 Local responses: Cllr Chris Burke, local experts and buzz groups will help us explore aspects of the challenge of climate change in the diocese.

12.40 Lunch and an opportunity to browse stalls

1.30 Discussion: With the panel of speakers, we'll explore what a 'zero carbon East Midlands' will look like, and how the diocese can play its part.

2.15 Salt for the Earth: presenting a new strategy for justice, peace and care of creation in the diocese

2.25 Making a difference: Exploring how you can take part in action for poverty, supporting refugees and asylum seekers, modern slavery, environment, formation for gospel and engagement with civic life

3.20 Annual General Meeting of the Justice and Peace Commission

4.00 Close




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What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

By train: St Hugh’s Church is ten minutes’ walk from Lincoln Central Station. For a map showing the pedestrian route click here. There is in fact an even shorter route than shown there. From the station, head to the right across the road and turn up Sincil Street, cross the footbridge, walk along the side of the Waterside shopping centre, and then up Freeschool Lane to pick up Silver Street which leads to the junction of Monks Road.

From Nottingham (where you will need to change trains from Derby or Leicester) a train arrives at Lincoln Central at 09.09. You are welcome to refreshments in the hall at St Hugh’s before Mass starts in the church at 10.00 am. There is a train back to Nottingham at 16.35.


By car: The church owns a large car park nearby, which is free of charge. It is downhill from the church on the opposite side of Friars Lane, which runs along the side of the church. The nearest postcode in LN2 5AL.

As befits our theme for the day, please consider the environmental impact of your journey when choosing how to travel.

What can I bring into the event?

If you would like to bring leaflets or a display from your organisation, please email Paul Bodenham who will be able to advise on practicalities.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email Paul Bodenham if you have any questions.

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