GOD & THE MONEYLENDERS:
How we handle money - individually and collectively - is central to living full and contented lives, and is therefore a core concern of the Church’s mission at the heart of vibrant and caring communities.
Led by the Centre for Theology and Community, Bishop Michael's first Selwyn study day aims to help church leaders and others to explore the theology of money/debt and the role of the local church.
This event is open to clergy and laity from across Lichfield Diocese and beyond.
The programme aims to:
- Provide some accessible and rich theological reflection on money and debt using material contributed by a number of leading theologians including Prof Luke Bretherton (Duke) and Dr Anna Rowlands (Durham)
- Equip church leaders to involve their own congregations in reflection on these issues
- Share information on how churches can develop effective partnerships with credit unions and other local religious and civic groups, to work together to increase access to responsible credit, financial education and money and debt advice.
This event will promote the work of the Archbishop's 'Just Finance Foundation' which is developing and implement his continuing vision to create a fairer and more just financial system, where everyone has access to responsible credit and savings and other essential financial services. This was formerly known as #TOYOURCREDIT.
The facilitator of the study day will be Andy Walton. A Christian writer and broadcaster, Andy has been a member of the Centre for Theology and Community team since 2011, and has worked on its Church Credit Champions Network from its inception. Andy’s publications include Is there a ‘Religious Right’ Emerging in Britain? (Theos) and (with Angus Ritchie and Caitlin Burbridge) Just Church: Local congregations transforming their neighbourhoods (CTC).
In order to raise money for the essential work of the Just Finance Foundation, Bishop Michael will be launching his very own 'Bishops Blend Coffee' where 50p of each packet being a donation to the Archbishop’s. This will be available to take back with you, but you can order your packets when you sign up for tickets.
How much does it cost?
This study day is free
Is lunch included?
Yes there is an option to get a ticket with a free lunch. Just let us know any dietary requirements or allergies.
I'd like to bring my own lunch / use local shops
This is fine too, just order a 'Free ticket without lunch'
Accessible toilets are available opposite The Old Stables (next to Chapters, the Café in The Close), in Chapters, and in College Hall. Public toilets are also available on these sites.
Most of the Cathedral is accessible to wheelchair users. There are a number of parking spaces for blue badge holders outside the Shop at No.9.
There is an induction loop in the Cathedral.
To view a copy of our Accessibility Statement, please click here.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There is no parking in The Close (see above for blue bade holders), however there are a number of car parks throughout the city. To find out more about Lichfield car parks, please click here.
There are two train stations in Lichfield; Lichfield City (10 minute walk to the Cathedral) and Lichfield Trent Valley (30 minute walk to the Cathedral). There are regular trains from Birmingham New Street to Lichfield City. We advise visitors to check for the most up-to-date train times, here.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
If you have any questions please contact the Transforming Communities Department of the Diocese - email@example.com or 01922 707 864
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No. We will have a list of everyone who has booked in.
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
Yes. If you are not able to attend, you can give your ticket to someone else. They just need to let us know on reception.
I have a friend / relative who would like to come but they don't have internet access. How can they book?
You can either book for them or contact the Transforming Communities Department of the Diocese on 01922 707 864
Any other questions?
Contact the Transforming Communities Department of the Diocese on 01922 707 864