Women have been integral and influential leaders in the church for centuries. Are you being called to take your place?
The Diocese of London is hosting a day conference for women aged 15-30 who are interested in exploring their vocation.
The day is deliberately interactive, and will be inspiring. There will be a panel of speakers including the Venerable Liz Adekunle, Archdeacon of Hackney, and the opportunity to explore different issues around ministry through workshops.
There will be space to think, pray, and chat with others.
Please come and join to reflect, explore and deepen your understanding of vocation.
Professor David J A Clines is one of the most creative and influential biblical scholars in the world. He has recently donated his personal library to the University of Kent. Originally from Sydney, Australia, David Clines he spent his career in the University of Sheffield, including as Professor and Head of the Department of Biblical Studies. It is a measure of his distinction that he was President of the US-based Society of Biblical Literature in 2009, the first person from outside North America to serve the Society in that role.
The venue for this event is the Templeman Lecture Theatre, Templeman Library, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NU
Followed by drinks reception.
Free and Open to the Public. All welcome.
“Shifting the Shadows of Sexuality…” … an ongoing conversation...
The developing programme is as follows:-
- Keynote lecture:
- by the Rev’d Prof. June Boyce-Tillman, Professor of Applied Music at the University of Winchester – “Out of the shadows, the myths we live by” This lecture will look at the fluidity within the human personality as creative and liberating.
- “Seeing in the dark” will be performed in the gallery on Tuesday evening.
- Other speakers include:-
- Dr David McDonald; Consultant Psychiatrist: “A psychological approach to shadow, sexuality and spirituality”
- Dr Keith Sharpe; author of ‘The Gay Gospels”
There will be seminars, workshops and story-telling which will include theological and pastoral connections relating to a variety of issues including; singleness, transgender and marriage.
Building on the success of the first Women’s Voices Conference in June 2015, Women’s Voices (2) will further explore the importance of women’s voices to the life of the church.
In 2016 we explore how, through preaching, we create safe and sacred space that takes account of our experience as gendered people.
All are welcome, though the event will be of particular interest for anyone, lay or ordained, with responsibility for planning and leading worship.
The keynote speaker is Revd Dr Kate Bruce, author of Igniting the Heart: Preaching and Imagination, and Deputy Warden of Cranmer Hall, Durham, who will consider how we might use the imagination in preaching to create spaces that are safe and sacred for women listeners.
Workshops will include:
- Approaching the Old Testament as a Woman – Revd Dr Jenni Williams, Tutor in Old Testament at Wycliffe Hall Oxford, and author of God Remembered Rachel.
- Prophetic Preaching – Revd Liz Shercliff, Director of Studies in the Diocese of Chester, tutor in Homiletics and regular contributor to The Preacher magazine, with Revd Lynita Conradie, Methodist minister and human rights lawyer.
- Men Making Safe Spaces for Women – Revd Gary O’Neill, Director of Studies for Ordinands in the Diocese of Chester, tutor in Theological Reflection
Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Please advise dietary or other requirements when booking. There is no charge for this event
Booking is essential.
by email or phone 01928 718834 ext 257
The closing date for bookings is Wednesday, 31 August 2016
MAECymru invites you to their Spring Conference, on Saturday 21st May at Plas Dolerw, Newtown, SY16 2EH. Keynote Speaker is The Rt Rev’d Libby Lane, Bishop of Stockport. Other speakers include; Hilary Cotton, Chair of WATCH and the Rev’d Terrie Robinson, Administrator, International Anglican Women’s Network.
Places are limited. Conference fee of £20.
Loretta Minghella, CEO of Christian Aid will deliver the 4th Inclusive Church Lecture at Liverpool Cathedral on Wednesday 13th July 2016.
The programme is:
5.30 Cathedral Evening Prayer
6. p.m. Annual Meeting of Inclusive Church followed by the lecture which will end by 8 p.m.