Churches Together in England Forum

Churches Together in England’s triennial Forum will take place from teatime on Monday 14 March to lunchtime on Wednesday 16 March at The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire. The Forum brings together over three hundred representatives from its 52 member-Churches, 71 member-organisations, regional groups (such as Birmingham Churches Together) and other interdenominational agencies.

The theme for the 2022 Forum is ‘Reconciling Hope – a broken Church for a broken World.’ The conference theme will be introduced by the Most Revd and Rt Hon Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, who will speak about ‘Reconciliation in a post-Covid world.’ Professor Anthony Reddie will speak about ‘Reconciling communities – being good news in fractured communities and society.’ Dr Ralph Lee MBE will speak to the theme of ‘Reconciling people with God – bringing the Good News to a disbelieving world.’ Canon Dr Ruth Valerio will address the issue of ‘Reconciliation people with planet earth – the task of being good news to a world in climate emergency.’ Delegates to the Forum will also engage with these themes in small groups.

Among delegates to the Forum will be Revd Steve Faber (Moderator of the West Midlands Synod of the United Reformed Church) and Revd Dave Ellis (Regional Minister for the Heart of England Baptist Association), together with Robert Mountford and Maud Grainger (Birmingham Churches Together). Also in attendance will be Bishop Mike Royal, who will officially and publicly take up the role of General Secretary of Churches Together in England at the gathering.

 

 

Read more about the Forum HERE, about the main speakers HERE and about the organising team HERE. Read the official announcement of Bishop Mike Royal’s appointment HERE.

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