Annual Service for Saint Josephine Bakhita Day

Invitation to Annual Service for Saint Josephine Bakhita Day, 8th February 2019

Dear friend,
Greetings from the Medaille Trust during this Christmas season.

Most of you will be aware of us and the work we have been doing since 2006 to support the victims of modern slavery, to raise awareness in communities and to support law enforcement. We were formed by Catholic Religious congregations and have grown through the prayerful generosity of these and other Church organisations.

Each year we set aside the feast day of Saint Josephine Bakhita, the patron saint of human trafficking victims, to pause and reflect on the scale of the challenge and give thanks for the fantastic energies of those willing to come together to support victims and combat modern slavery. In previous years we have been in cathedrals in Brentwood and Liverpool but this year we are delighted to be hosted by St Chad’s Cathedral in central Birmingham. It is one of the ways in which we can thank and engage with our religious and other partners. It promises to be a good ecumenical occasion with music and spoken word to inspire and motivate everyone present, no matter what their beliefs or practice.

This year we will also be launching ‘Look Up’ our six year awareness raising partnership with the Archdiocese of Birmingham.

You are warmly invited to attend. There will be a drinks reception afterwards in the Grimshaw Room of Cathedral House.

Friday 8th February at 6pm (doors open 5.40pm)
St Chad’s Cathedral, Queensway, Birmingham. B4 6EU

Leader of the service: His Grace Archbishop Bernard Longley
Speaker: Rt. Revd Dr Alastair Redfern, retired Anglican Bishop of Derby and Chair of the Anti Slavery Commissioners Advisory Panel

You are welcome to bring guests. Please let us know their names on your RSVP response.

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