From St Martin-in-the-Fields

A message from Revd Dr Sam Wells
Please pass on to your relevant networks

Dear Bishop David
I’m writing with information about an event St Martin-in-the-Fields is hosting in February 2017 that we hope will be useful to your clergy and lay people in your area.
‘At the Heart – on the Edge’ is a day we’ll be exploring mission by sharing ideas, uncovering solutions and finding support.
Starting at 10.30 am (coffee from 10 am) on 8 February 2017 at St Stephen, Walbrook, London, we’ll finish at 3.30pm. We are not charging for the event.
The conference will launch HeartEdge, a new network for churches growing practices and patterns of sustainable mission, initiated by St Martin-in-the-Fields.
I will be hosting the day with contributions from colleagues across England. Our focus will be on:

  • Congregation – approaches to liturgy, worship and day-to-day communal life
  • Commerce – activities generating finance and developing social enterprise
  • Charity – addressing social needs while retaining congregational participation
  • Culture – art, music and ideas to re-imagine the Christian narrative for the present moment

We’re working hard to ensure the day will inspire, resource and equip delegates. We also hope it will lead to a conversation about how HeartEdge can support the work you are doing across your diocese.
I would be very grateful if you could circulate information about the day around the diocese and across your networks. You can download a document that might be helpful that could be circulated to colleagues here.
To book a place to attend this first conference colleagues can visit here >>
We would like churches across your diocese to have the opportunity to become more associated with St Martin-in-the-Fields by becoming members of HeartEdge. You can download the membership pack, which provides background and further information about how to join here.
I will be in touch again shortly with more news about the event and the development of HeartEdge.

Revd Dr Sam Wells

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