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Tuesday 4th May 2021 Evangelism and Discipleship Webinars

The National Church of England team have created a series of free webinars to offer practical ideas for Church leaders at a local level in our present situation.

The hope is that these sessions will provide access to individuals, information and resources that will help to make a real difference in your church and community.

Webinars take place on Zoom, lasting an hour (unless otherwise stated). They focus on a specific theme, featuring some of the National Evangelism & Discipleship team plus other guests, and will include a Q&A.

Spaces are limited and registration is required in advance.

You can find out more about these webinars and sign up via the national Church page here - https://www.churchofengland.org/about/evangelism-and-discipleship/evangelism-and-discipleship-webinars

You are also encouraged to sign up here to receive regular updates from the E&D Team, including webinars and more.

Wednesday 5th May 202114:30 - 16:30​​​​​​​The Theology Of Giving - Clergy and laity training

The Theology Of Giving - Clergy and laity training

In these webinars the Revd Martha Weatherill equips clergy and laity with the necessary tools and knowledge to build a generous church.

The Theology Of Giving

In this webinar we explore Giving as a Ministry and how we might inspire and grow this ministry amongst our congregation.

In this webinar you will explore:

  1. The Ministry of Giving in the Parish
  2. Obstacles to giving
  3. How you might grow and nurture this ministry in our congregation.

Click on a date below to register

5 May, 2021 2.30pm

Thursday 6th May 202110:00 - 12:00Post Covid Church & Funding
The final of three FREE webinars exploring Church Buildings in the Post Covid World. Organised by Dioceses in the West Midlands, these webinars are part of a series of Fit for Function online events aimed at parishes. Churches from other Dioceses are welcome to take part. Click on the link below for more details and to book.
19:30Introducing easyfundraising - free funding for your church
This webinar will explain how anyone connected to your church can use the easyfundraising website or app to shop online with over 5,000 well known stores, and generate free funding for your church. It’s completely free to use and it won’t cost your congregation anything extra as the retailer they shop with makes a donation to your church, not the shopper. Use the link below to book your free place on this webinar.
Friday 7th May 202111:30 - 13:30How To Run A Giving Review

How To Run A Giving Review

The Church of England recommends that a PCC carries out an annual giving review.

This enables the PCC to check that the parish is following good practice in giving as well as providing you with an action plan.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • How to run a giving review
  • The best time to run a giving review
  • How to engage your church with the review

Click on the date to register your place.

7 May, 2021 11.30am

 

13:30 - 14:30Ely World Day of Prayer Service

Ely’s World Day of Prayer Service 2021 takes place on Friday 7 May at 1.30pm in St Mary’s Church Ely.

This year’s service has been prepared by women from Vanuatu on the theme: ‘Build on a Strong Foundation’, calling people to live in unity, love and peace in the context of ethnic and cultural diversity.

As we had to postpone the Service in March, we are delighted that it will now be able to go ahead, and look forward to welcoming you to this service of celebration.

If you would like to join us it will be necessary to book your place via the church website on Eventbrite or phone the Church Office (www.stmarysely.org/world-day-of-prayer / 01353 659550).

All are welcome to attend – men, women, young people, and children. Further info from Celia: 07810 782641 or visit: http://www.wwdp.org.uk

19:30 - 13:00Eastern Region Minority Ethnic Vocations Conference (VOC)

An online weekend for Anglicans of ME heritage exploring their Vocation in the Church of England.

About this Event

‘Come and see’ Vocations conference 7-8 May 2021 - online

Are you of ME heritage, thinking and praying about whether God may be leading you towards ordained ministry? Come and be informed, resourced and supported on your vocational journey.

For the first time the Eastern Region is hosting a ME Vocations Conference supported by dioceses across the East of England for those of ME heritage exploring ordained ministry. The original week-end event has been refocused into three sessions on Zoom – one on Friday evening, two on Saturday morning – but with all the original guest speakers still involved.

This event is open to anyone discerning a vocation to authorised ministry, lay or ordained, within the Church of England.

We believe this event will provide insight and inspiration to those who are discerning God’s call in their lives. The event will create a safe space where questions can be asked and the opportunity to talk to ordained ME ministers and others on the discernment journey about the joys and the challenges involved.

The event is free.

Book your place by clicking here.

Saturday 8th May 202119:30 - 13:00Eastern Region Minority Ethnic Vocations Conference (VOC)

An online weekend for Anglicans of ME heritage exploring their Vocation in the Church of England.

About this Event

‘Come and see’ Vocations conference 7-8 May 2021 - online

Are you of ME heritage, thinking and praying about whether God may be leading you towards ordained ministry? Come and be informed, resourced and supported on your vocational journey.

For the first time the Eastern Region is hosting a ME Vocations Conference supported by dioceses across the East of England for those of ME heritage exploring ordained ministry. The original week-end event has been refocused into three sessions on Zoom – one on Friday evening, two on Saturday morning – but with all the original guest speakers still involved.

This event is open to anyone discerning a vocation to authorised ministry, lay or ordained, within the Church of England.

We believe this event will provide insight and inspiration to those who are discerning God’s call in their lives. The event will create a safe space where questions can be asked and the opportunity to talk to ordained ME ministers and others on the discernment journey about the joys and the challenges involved.

The event is free.

Book your place by clicking here.

Monday 10th May 202111:00 - 13:00What does our congregation think about giving?

What does our congregation think about giving?  - Clergy and laity training

In these webinars the Revd Martha Weatherill equips clergy and laity with the necessary tools and knowledge to build a generous church.

What does our congregation think about giving?

Giving is part of our Christian discipleship and vocation. As clergy we are called to live out the Ministry of Giving and nurture this ministry in our congregation. This session explores how we can grow Christian 'givers'.

In this webinar you will explore:

  1. The Ministry of Giving in the Parish
  2. Obstacles to giving
  3. How you might grow and nurture this ministry in our congregation.

Click on the date below to register.

10 May 2021, 11am

 

 

Tuesday 11th May 2021 Evangelism and Discipleship Webinars

The National Church of England team have created a series of free webinars to offer practical ideas for Church leaders at a local level in our present situation.

The hope is that these sessions will provide access to individuals, information and resources that will help to make a real difference in your church and community.

Webinars take place on Zoom, lasting an hour (unless otherwise stated). They focus on a specific theme, featuring some of the National Evangelism & Discipleship team plus other guests, and will include a Q&A.

Spaces are limited and registration is required in advance.

You can find out more about these webinars and sign up via the national Church page here - https://www.churchofengland.org/about/evangelism-and-discipleship/evangelism-and-discipleship-webinars

You are also encouraged to sign up here to receive regular updates from the E&D Team, including webinars and more.

00:00Getting the most out of Give A Little

Getting the most out of Give A Little

Parish Buying have developed a simple and affordable online giving service for churches called Give A Little.

It includes a range of features that can be adapted to different scenarios in your church.

In this webinar you will learn how to use online giving to broaden your giving base.

To register your place, please follow this link - https://www.churchofengland.org/resources/building-generous-church/webinars-and-training#na

 

 

Wednesday 12th May 2021 Thy Kingdom Come 2021

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus.

In 2021, Thy Kingdom Come runs from 12th May - to 23rd May.

What started in 2016 as an invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer.

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray from Ascension to Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus.

Since its start in May 2016, just three and a half years ago, God has grown Thy Kingdom Come from a dream of possibility into a movement. Christians from 172 countries have taken part in praying ‘Come Holy Spirit’, so that friends and family, neighbours and colleagues might come to faith in Jesus Christ.

This praying together has been across our diversity and differences as every person, household and church are encouraged to pray in their own way. Whilst an astonishing 92% of people said they were praying for family and friends to come to faith in Jesus, and 40% of those taking part in 2019 did so for the first time, we recognise there is much more we can do together to help Thy Kingdom Come be fully in the lifeblood of the Church.

During the 11 days of Thy Kingdom Come, it is hoped that everyone who takes part will:

  • Deepen their own relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Pray for 5 friends or family to come to faith in Jesus
  • Pray for the empowerment of the Spirit that we would be effective in our witness

Whether you have joined in ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ before or not, we invite you to take part – along with churches from over 65 different denominations in 172 countries around the world.

Find out more and get involved here - https://www.thykingdomcome.global/

14:00 - 14:45The Parish Giving Scheme Digital Service
Aimed at staff and volunteers in churches which already use the Parish Giving Scheme (PGS), this webinar will guide you through the new online offer as well as how to make the most of the service as part of a giving review. Use this link to book your place: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BM3E7eUSQfyh_whE5toV0Q
15:00 - 16:00Webinar: Godparents' Sunday and Messy Church Goes Wild

E&D Webinar: Re-engaging with families: The Big Picnic, Godparents' Sunday and Messy Church Goes Wild

Sandra Millar, Mary Hawes and Lucy Moore (Messy Church) look forward to a time when we can meet with families, share a picnic and start conversations about the amazing journey of faith. Find out more about this year’s Godparents’ Sunday – July 11th – and how you can use this time to re-engage with families.

Book your place here - https://zoom.us/webinar/register/9016158200510/WN_Qc5K0_OxTvi6sREieO6YZg

Thursday 13th May 2021 Thy Kingdom Come 2021

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus.

In 2021, Thy Kingdom Come runs from 12th May - to 23rd May.

What started in 2016 as an invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer.

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray from Ascension to Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus.

Since its start in May 2016, just three and a half years ago, God has grown Thy Kingdom Come from a dream of possibility into a movement. Christians from 172 countries have taken part in praying ‘Come Holy Spirit’, so that friends and family, neighbours and colleagues might come to faith in Jesus Christ.

This praying together has been across our diversity and differences as every person, household and church are encouraged to pray in their own way. Whilst an astonishing 92% of people said they were praying for family and friends to come to faith in Jesus, and 40% of those taking part in 2019 did so for the first time, we recognise there is much more we can do together to help Thy Kingdom Come be fully in the lifeblood of the Church.

During the 11 days of Thy Kingdom Come, it is hoped that everyone who takes part will:

  • Deepen their own relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Pray for 5 friends or family to come to faith in Jesus
  • Pray for the empowerment of the Spirit that we would be effective in our witness

Whether you have joined in ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ before or not, we invite you to take part – along with churches from over 65 different denominations in 172 countries around the world.

Find out more and get involved here - https://www.thykingdomcome.global/

12:00 - 14:00An Introduction to Gift Aid

An Introduction to Gift Aid

Gift Aid is an arrangement that allows charities (including churches) to reclaim tax on a donation made by a UK taxpayer.

In this webinar you'll learn about Gift Aid, the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme and why it's so important for churches. 

Click on the date to register.

13 May, 2021 12pm

 

 

14:00 - 16:00​​​​​​​Sharing Your Giving Message Online

Sharing Your Giving Message Online

Setting up your online giving account is an excellent first step for your church.

However to stop our giving page collecting virtual dust, we need to share it with our communities and encourage people to give to our churches.

In this webinar we will give you tips on how to have a giving presence on your website and how to share that on social media, enewsletters and ACNY.

Click this link to register - https://www.churchofengland.org/resources/building-generous-church/webinars-and-training#na

 

 

 

 

Friday 14th May 2021 Thy Kingdom Come 2021

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus.

In 2021, Thy Kingdom Come runs from 12th May - to 23rd May.

What started in 2016 as an invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer.

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray from Ascension to Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus.

Since its start in May 2016, just three and a half years ago, God has grown Thy Kingdom Come from a dream of possibility into a movement. Christians from 172 countries have taken part in praying ‘Come Holy Spirit’, so that friends and family, neighbours and colleagues might come to faith in Jesus Christ.

This praying together has been across our diversity and differences as every person, household and church are encouraged to pray in their own way. Whilst an astonishing 92% of people said they were praying for family and friends to come to faith in Jesus, and 40% of those taking part in 2019 did so for the first time, we recognise there is much more we can do together to help Thy Kingdom Come be fully in the lifeblood of the Church.

During the 11 days of Thy Kingdom Come, it is hoped that everyone who takes part will:

  • Deepen their own relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Pray for 5 friends or family to come to faith in Jesus
  • Pray for the empowerment of the Spirit that we would be effective in our witness

Whether you have joined in ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ before or not, we invite you to take part – along with churches from over 65 different denominations in 172 countries around the world.

Find out more and get involved here - https://www.thykingdomcome.global/

Saturday 15th May 2021 Thy Kingdom Come 2021

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus.

In 2021, Thy Kingdom Come runs from 12th May - to 23rd May.

What started in 2016 as an invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer.

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray from Ascension to Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus.

Since its start in May 2016, just three and a half years ago, God has grown Thy Kingdom Come from a dream of possibility into a movement. Christians from 172 countries have taken part in praying ‘Come Holy Spirit’, so that friends and family, neighbours and colleagues might come to faith in Jesus Christ.

This praying together has been across our diversity and differences as every person, household and church are encouraged to pray in their own way. Whilst an astonishing 92% of people said they were praying for family and friends to come to faith in Jesus, and 40% of those taking part in 2019 did so for the first time, we recognise there is much more we can do together to help Thy Kingdom Come be fully in the lifeblood of the Church.

During the 11 days of Thy Kingdom Come, it is hoped that everyone who takes part will:

  • Deepen their own relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Pray for 5 friends or family to come to faith in Jesus
  • Pray for the empowerment of the Spirit that we would be effective in our witness

Whether you have joined in ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ before or not, we invite you to take part – along with churches from over 65 different denominations in 172 countries around the world.

Find out more and get involved here - https://www.thykingdomcome.global/

Sunday 16th May 2021 Thy Kingdom Come 2021

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus.

In 2021, Thy Kingdom Come runs from 12th May - to 23rd May.

What started in 2016 as an invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer.

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray from Ascension to Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus.

Since its start in May 2016, just three and a half years ago, God has grown Thy Kingdom Come from a dream of possibility into a movement. Christians from 172 countries have taken part in praying ‘Come Holy Spirit’, so that friends and family, neighbours and colleagues might come to faith in Jesus Christ.

This praying together has been across our diversity and differences as every person, household and church are encouraged to pray in their own way. Whilst an astonishing 92% of people said they were praying for family and friends to come to faith in Jesus, and 40% of those taking part in 2019 did so for the first time, we recognise there is much more we can do together to help Thy Kingdom Come be fully in the lifeblood of the Church.

During the 11 days of Thy Kingdom Come, it is hoped that everyone who takes part will:

  • Deepen their own relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Pray for 5 friends or family to come to faith in Jesus
  • Pray for the empowerment of the Spirit that we would be effective in our witness

Whether you have joined in ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ before or not, we invite you to take part – along with churches from over 65 different denominations in 172 countries around the world.

Find out more and get involved here - https://www.thykingdomcome.global/

Monday 17th May 2021 Keep your Safeguarding training up-to-date

The Church of England has introduced a new modular safeguarding training and development programme for use by Dioceses, Cathedrals and Theological Education Institutions.

The programme builds core, generic safeguarding training according to role and through a person's ministry path.

The Church of England Safeguarding Training modules consist of Core Modules; Basic Awareness (C0), Foundation (C1) and Leandership (C2) and Specialist Modules; Safer Recruitment (S1) and Responding to Domestic Violence (S3). (some other modules may also apply on occasion)

The level of the Core Module to which you are expected to undertake will determine which other modules you will need to have previously undertaken. i.e.

  • C0 - if you are only required to undertake a C0 module, you will only need to repeat that training once every three years.
  • C1 - if you are required to undertake a C1 module, you must also have completed a C0 module at least once. You then need to repeat the C1 training every three years.
  • C2 - anyone required to undertake this module must ensure they have also completed a Basic Awareness (C0) and Foundation (C1) module at least once. The C2 module must then be repeated every three years.

Review your training requirement

Help ensure you and your church colleagues are up-to-date with Safeguarding Training.

Visit our website to find out what might be expected of you, and how to book yourself onto an appropriate course - https://www.elydiocese.org/safeguarding/safeguarding-training-and-development/core-and-specialist-module-overview.php

 

 Thy Kingdom Come 2021

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus.

In 2021, Thy Kingdom Come runs from 12th May - to 23rd May.

What started in 2016 as an invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer.

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray from Ascension to Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus.

Since its start in May 2016, just three and a half years ago, God has grown Thy Kingdom Come from a dream of possibility into a movement. Christians from 172 countries have taken part in praying ‘Come Holy Spirit’, so that friends and family, neighbours and colleagues might come to faith in Jesus Christ.

This praying together has been across our diversity and differences as every person, household and church are encouraged to pray in their own way. Whilst an astonishing 92% of people said they were praying for family and friends to come to faith in Jesus, and 40% of those taking part in 2019 did so for the first time, we recognise there is much more we can do together to help Thy Kingdom Come be fully in the lifeblood of the Church.

During the 11 days of Thy Kingdom Come, it is hoped that everyone who takes part will:

  • Deepen their own relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Pray for 5 friends or family to come to faith in Jesus
  • Pray for the empowerment of the Spirit that we would be effective in our witness

Whether you have joined in ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ before or not, we invite you to take part – along with churches from over 65 different denominations in 172 countries around the world.

Find out more and get involved here - https://www.thykingdomcome.global/

14:00 - 16:00Running a Successful Generosity Fika

Running a Successful Generosity Fika

A Fika is a half day programme, for small groups to explore God's generosity to us, biblical generosity and generosity around the world.

Through short films, reflections and discussion we can be inspired and encouraged to live more generous lives.

Fikas can be an enormously effective way of developing a generous culture within your church.

In this webinar you will learn:

  1. How to run a Generosity Fika
  2. The challenges people often have when talking about money and giving, and how to overcome them
  3. The best ways to encourage people to attend a Fika

Click on the date to register.

17 May, 2021 2pm

 

 

Tuesday 18th May 2021 Thy Kingdom Come 2021

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus.

In 2021, Thy Kingdom Come runs from 12th May - to 23rd May.

What started in 2016 as an invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer.

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray from Ascension to Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus.

Since its start in May 2016, just three and a half years ago, God has grown Thy Kingdom Come from a dream of possibility into a movement. Christians from 172 countries have taken part in praying ‘Come Holy Spirit’, so that friends and family, neighbours and colleagues might come to faith in Jesus Christ.

This praying together has been across our diversity and differences as every person, household and church are encouraged to pray in their own way. Whilst an astonishing 92% of people said they were praying for family and friends to come to faith in Jesus, and 40% of those taking part in 2019 did so for the first time, we recognise there is much more we can do together to help Thy Kingdom Come be fully in the lifeblood of the Church.

During the 11 days of Thy Kingdom Come, it is hoped that everyone who takes part will:

  • Deepen their own relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Pray for 5 friends or family to come to faith in Jesus
  • Pray for the empowerment of the Spirit that we would be effective in our witness

Whether you have joined in ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ before or not, we invite you to take part – along with churches from over 65 different denominations in 172 countries around the world.

Find out more and get involved here - https://www.thykingdomcome.global/

 Evangelism and Discipleship Webinars

The National Church of England team have created a series of free webinars to offer practical ideas for Church leaders at a local level in our present situation.

The hope is that these sessions will provide access to individuals, information and resources that will help to make a real difference in your church and community.

Webinars take place on Zoom, lasting an hour (unless otherwise stated). They focus on a specific theme, featuring some of the National Evangelism & Discipleship team plus other guests, and will include a Q&A.

Spaces are limited and registration is required in advance.

You can find out more about these webinars and sign up via the national Church page here - https://www.churchofengland.org/about/evangelism-and-discipleship/evangelism-and-discipleship-webinars

You are also encouraged to sign up here to receive regular updates from the E&D Team, including webinars and more.

19:00 - 20:00Becoming a school governor – an introduction

Hosted by Caroline Vinall, Senior Officer for Governance

Please find out more and book via the Diocese of Ely online booking portal - https://elydatabase.org/events/view?course=3007

Wednesday 19th May 2021 Thy Kingdom Come 2021

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus.

In 2021, Thy Kingdom Come runs from 12th May - to 23rd May.

What started in 2016 as an invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer.

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray from Ascension to Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus.

Since its start in May 2016, just three and a half years ago, God has grown Thy Kingdom Come from a dream of possibility into a movement. Christians from 172 countries have taken part in praying ‘Come Holy Spirit’, so that friends and family, neighbours and colleagues might come to faith in Jesus Christ.

This praying together has been across our diversity and differences as every person, household and church are encouraged to pray in their own way. Whilst an astonishing 92% of people said they were praying for family and friends to come to faith in Jesus, and 40% of those taking part in 2019 did so for the first time, we recognise there is much more we can do together to help Thy Kingdom Come be fully in the lifeblood of the Church.

During the 11 days of Thy Kingdom Come, it is hoped that everyone who takes part will:

  • Deepen their own relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Pray for 5 friends or family to come to faith in Jesus
  • Pray for the empowerment of the Spirit that we would be effective in our witness

Whether you have joined in ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ before or not, we invite you to take part – along with churches from over 65 different denominations in 172 countries around the world.

Find out more and get involved here - https://www.thykingdomcome.global/

Thursday 20th May 2021 Thy Kingdom Come 2021

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus.

In 2021, Thy Kingdom Come runs from 12th May - to 23rd May.

What started in 2016 as an invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer.

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray from Ascension to Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus.

Since its start in May 2016, just three and a half years ago, God has grown Thy Kingdom Come from a dream of possibility into a movement. Christians from 172 countries have taken part in praying ‘Come Holy Spirit’, so that friends and family, neighbours and colleagues might come to faith in Jesus Christ.

This praying together has been across our diversity and differences as every person, household and church are encouraged to pray in their own way. Whilst an astonishing 92% of people said they were praying for family and friends to come to faith in Jesus, and 40% of those taking part in 2019 did so for the first time, we recognise there is much more we can do together to help Thy Kingdom Come be fully in the lifeblood of the Church.

During the 11 days of Thy Kingdom Come, it is hoped that everyone who takes part will:

  • Deepen their own relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Pray for 5 friends or family to come to faith in Jesus
  • Pray for the empowerment of the Spirit that we would be effective in our witness

Whether you have joined in ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ before or not, we invite you to take part – along with churches from over 65 different denominations in 172 countries around the world.

Find out more and get involved here - https://www.thykingdomcome.global/

14:30 - 16:00Tales Of Generosity - Clergy and laity training

Tales Of Generosity - Clergy and laity training

In these webinars the Revd Martha Weatherill equips clergy and laity with the necessary tools and knowledge to build a generous church.

Tales Of Generosity

Tell me your generosity story? In this webinar we discuss ways to use storytelling to encourage generous giving in your church.

In this webinar you will learn:

  1. How to share stories of generosity in the congregation
  2. The challenges people often have when talking about generosity, and how to overcome them.

Click on the date to register. 

20 May, 2021 2.30pm

Please note: This is taking place as a Zoom meeting therefore you will be visible if you turn your camera on. We are recording the meeting to share with participants afterwards therefore there is a chance your image will be recorded if your camera is turned on. 

Friday 21st May 2021 Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus.

In 2021, Thy Kingdom Come runs from 12th May - to 23rd May.

What started in 2016 as an invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer.

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray from Ascension to Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus.

Since its start in May 2016, just three and a half years ago, God has grown Thy Kingdom Come from a dream of possibility into a movement. Christians from 172 countries have taken part in praying ‘Come Holy Spirit’, so that friends and family, neighbours and colleagues might come to faith in Jesus Christ.

This praying together has been across our diversity and differences as every person, household and church are encouraged to pray in their own way. Whilst an astonishing 92% of people said they were praying for family and friends to come to faith in Jesus, and 40% of those taking part in 2019 did so for the first time, we recognise there is much more we can do together to help Thy Kingdom Come be fully in the lifeblood of the Church.

During the 11 days of Thy Kingdom Come, it is hoped that everyone who takes part will:

  • Deepen their own relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Pray for 5 friends or family to come to faith in Jesus
  • Pray for the empowerment of the Spirit that we would be effective in our witness

Whether you have joined in ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ before or not, we invite you to take part – along with churches from over 65 different denominations in 172 countries around the world.

Find out more and get involved here - https://www.thykingdomcome.global/

Saturday 22nd May 2021 Bishops Council

Members of the Bishops' Council act as the Company Directors and Charity Trustees of Ely Diocesan Board of Finance.

Its members have legal duties to comply with company and charity law in terms of the running of the Diocese of Ely as a charitable business. 

The functions of the Bishops' Council are set out in Standing Order 47 of the Diocesan Synod Standing Orders as follows:

  • to advise the President (the Bishop) on any matters which he may refer to it;
  • to plan the business of the Synod, prepare the agenda for its sessions, and to circulate to members information about matters for discussion;
  • to initiate proposals for action by the Synod and to advise it on matters of policy which are placed before it;
  • subject to the directions of the Synod, to transact the business of the Synod between sessions;
  • to appoint members of committees or nominate members for election to committees subject to the directions of the Synod;
  • to carry out such other functions as the Synod may delegate to it;
  • to act as the Diocesan Mission and Pastoral Committee;
  • to act as directors of Ely Diocesan Board of Finance. 

Membership of Bishops' Council is set out in Standing Order 44 of the Diocesan Synod Standing Orders, and comprises ex officio members, lay and clergy members elected from each archdeaconry, Bishop's appointees and co-opted members.

The term of office three years, starting on 1 January following the reconstitution of Diocesan Synod. 

The Bishops' Council meets up to six times each year, usually on a Thursday evening from 7pm - 9pm. A residential meeting also takes place once a year.

Dates for 2021

  • 27 January (evening session)
  • 24 March (evening session)
  • 22 May (all day)
  • 14 July (evening session)
  • 15 September (evening session)
  • 23 November (evening session)

 

 Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus.

In 2021, Thy Kingdom Come runs from 12th May - to 23rd May.

What started in 2016 as an invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer.

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray from Ascension to Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus.

Since its start in May 2016, just three and a half years ago, God has grown Thy Kingdom Come from a dream of possibility into a movement. Christians from 172 countries have taken part in praying ‘Come Holy Spirit’, so that friends and family, neighbours and colleagues might come to faith in Jesus Christ.

This praying together has been across our diversity and differences as every person, household and church are encouraged to pray in their own way. Whilst an astonishing 92% of people said they were praying for family and friends to come to faith in Jesus, and 40% of those taking part in 2019 did so for the first time, we recognise there is much more we can do together to help Thy Kingdom Come be fully in the lifeblood of the Church.

During the 11 days of Thy Kingdom Come, it is hoped that everyone who takes part will:

  • Deepen their own relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Pray for 5 friends or family to come to faith in Jesus
  • Pray for the empowerment of the Spirit that we would be effective in our witness

Whether you have joined in ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ before or not, we invite you to take part – along with churches from over 65 different denominations in 172 countries around the world.

Find out more and get involved here - https://www.thykingdomcome.global/

Sunday 23rd May 2021 Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus.

In 2021, Thy Kingdom Come runs from 12th May - to 23rd May.

What started in 2016 as an invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer.

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray from Ascension to Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus.

Since its start in May 2016, just three and a half years ago, God has grown Thy Kingdom Come from a dream of possibility into a movement. Christians from 172 countries have taken part in praying ‘Come Holy Spirit’, so that friends and family, neighbours and colleagues might come to faith in Jesus Christ.

This praying together has been across our diversity and differences as every person, household and church are encouraged to pray in their own way. Whilst an astonishing 92% of people said they were praying for family and friends to come to faith in Jesus, and 40% of those taking part in 2019 did so for the first time, we recognise there is much more we can do together to help Thy Kingdom Come be fully in the lifeblood of the Church.

During the 11 days of Thy Kingdom Come, it is hoped that everyone who takes part will:

  • Deepen their own relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Pray for 5 friends or family to come to faith in Jesus
  • Pray for the empowerment of the Spirit that we would be effective in our witness

Whether you have joined in ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ before or not, we invite you to take part – along with churches from over 65 different denominations in 172 countries around the world.

Find out more and get involved here - https://www.thykingdomcome.global/

Monday 24th May 202110:00 - 12:00The Retired Clergy Association - Ely Fringe Group

Canon Nick Moir: "Living in love and faith" - the General Synod.

The Retired Clergy Association - Ely Fringe Group Programme 2021
At St Peter’s House,
Next to St Peter’s Church, Broad Street, Ely
(unless notified otherwise)
10am -12noon

Chairman:
Canon Chris Barber
(01353-612338)
[email protected] 

Find out more by downloading the full programme here.

Tuesday 25th May 2021 Evangelism and Discipleship Webinars

The National Church of England team have created a series of free webinars to offer practical ideas for Church leaders at a local level in our present situation.

The hope is that these sessions will provide access to individuals, information and resources that will help to make a real difference in your church and community.

Webinars take place on Zoom, lasting an hour (unless otherwise stated). They focus on a specific theme, featuring some of the National Evangelism & Discipleship team plus other guests, and will include a Q&A.

Spaces are limited and registration is required in advance.

You can find out more about these webinars and sign up via the national Church page here - https://www.churchofengland.org/about/evangelism-and-discipleship/evangelism-and-discipleship-webinars

You are also encouraged to sign up here to receive regular updates from the E&D Team, including webinars and more.

Wednesday 26th May 202110:30 - 12:00Open Churches: webinar from the National Churches Trust

Open Churches: a free workshop from the National Churches Trust

Free training on how to open your church safely to visitors.  With presentations from Ecclesiastical Insurance.

  • the myths about being open
  • why keep churches open
  • guiding principles
  • managing visitors in a COVID world

Please join us for this one hour session, delivered online via Zoom.

MAY 26th – BOOK NOW: Open Churches, by Ecclesiastical Insurance : a church tourism workshop Tickets, Wed 26 May 2021 at 10:30 | Eventbrite

Please check out the NCT’s full calendar of training courses and workshops:  www.nationalchurchestrust.org/events

Thursday 27th May 202112:00 - 13:00A step-by-step guide to online and onsite services

A step-by-step guide to online and onsite services (and why it is worth persevering with both)

Join Bob Jackson (church growth consultant and author of ‘Everybody Welcome Online’), Chloe Axford (Director of Communications, Exeter Diocese), Liz Morgan (CofE Digital Team) and Stephen Hance (National Lead for Evangelism and Witness) as they launch a resource to support churches who plan to continue offering worship online and in-building.

Register your place here.

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