Wouldn’t it be great if … #23

churches came together ecumenically to offer a Sensory church to cater for children with additional educational needs. Growth funding could support the development of a monthly gathering and equipment which might be shared within given geographical locations.

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Wouldn’t it be great if… #22

churches in market towns and the larger villages came together ecumenically to employ a families worker based in a school or schools to offer parenting and relationship courses. Growth funding could pay for some of their training and time employed in school.

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Wouldn’t it be great if… #21

Churches in a deanery shared a mental health worker for a secondary school. with the local school or local council.

Why not make a bid into our Ely2025 Growth Fund or (for smaller projects) the Local Mission Project Fund? We’ve already awarded £94,000 to projects, and there is £400,000 still waiting in the bank for you!

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Engage Awards 2017

CHCT logoThe Diocese of Ely is encouraging its churches “to engage fully and courageously with the needs of our communities” – and re-imagining our church buildings is named as a vital way of supporting that ambition.

The Trust is encouraging such re-imagining and engagement by presenting ten Engage Awards each year for three years (we are in year 2) in recognition of good work done in that direction, by churches of any denomination, large or small.

The awards will be small – just £100 – but well-reported, and the Chair of the Trust aims to tour the recipient churches on our annual Ride, Drive and Stride Day (9th Sep this year) to present them in person. Churches seeking awards are asked to participate in this day, which raises money for them as well as the Trust.

Eligibility

Any church of any denomination in Cambridgeshire can apply. Sadly the Trust Deeds of the CHCT only allow it to support churches in Cambridgeshire, so while Cambridgeshire churches in other dioceses are eligible, Diocese of Ely churches in other counties are not.

The church must have completed a building project (large or small) within the last two years (i.e. between1 July 2015 and 1 July 2017) that helps it to engage with its community. The project must have received permissions and approvals such as a Faculty where needed.

Application

Please use the provided form and submit it and your supporting evidence by email to the Chair at bishop.huntingdon@elydiocese.org. Any queries can be directed to the same address. The closing date for applications is July 1st to give good time for independent judging and arrangement of the presentations.

Judging

An out-of-county independent judge with experience of church building projects will adjudicate the awards on the basis of the applications, and their decision will be final. Applicants not receiving an award will be presented with a Commendation.

Downloads

Engage Awards Application Form 2017
Engage Awards flier 2017
Engage Awards Further Details 2017

Wouldn’t it be great if… #20

A group of Youth leaders/volunteers worked together to set up a new group for their young people and their friends or as an outreach into their local community. An application to the LOCAL MISSION PROJECT FUND could help to seed-fund this.

A Messy Church type event but for older Youth? An After-school Drop in Café?

A lunchtime club with a difference – serving the school in some way, a Community-based Picnic or Street-Party event with a missional edge to it? An alternative Halloween event? A Christmas Ball?

Why not make a bid into our Ely2025 Growth Fund or (for smaller projects) the Local Mission Project Fund? We’ve already awarded £94,000 to projects, and there is £400,000 still waiting in the bank for you!

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Wouldn’t it be great if… #19

There was a Christian ‘incubator space’ for early retired in a Market town to conceive & birth creative missional ideas for the diocese!

Why not make a bid into our Ely2025 Growth Fund or (for smaller projects) the Local Mission Project Fund? We’ve already awarded £94,000 to projects, and there is £400,000 still waiting in the bank for you!

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