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Diocese of Lichfield
September 2021

Thursday 2nd September 2021 1:00pm - 2:30pmGlobal Swansong with a focus on Mecklenburg, Nordkirche

Everyone is welcome to join this session with Änne Lange and Bishop Tilman Jeremias as well as friends from the Nordkirche. Änne will be talking about her own journey of faith and the impact of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the process of reunification. This session will be informal and will allow for sharing and praying together and updating one another on how we are dealing with the current challenges and opportunities.

The Zoom link for this is:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89365092634?pwd=T0ZoOGd2aURmR0dyM2g4U1prUm9Odz09

Meeting ID: 893 6509 2634 Passcode: 082006

Please email Denise Keen to let us know if you are able to attend.

This is the final ‘Global Swansong’ in anticipation of Philip Swan’s retirement as World Mission Enabler on 11th September.

Wednesday 8th September 2021 10:00amFACS

Finance and Central Services Committee

11:00am - 12:00pmFaithAction Coffee House: World Alzheimer's Month

Join us as we look at how faith based groups can support people with dementia.

About this event

We’re holding a fornightly FaithAction Coffee House for all of our members.

With the help of one or two guest speakers, we will facilitate a conversation on a topic of interest to you, before opening the floor for each of you to share any stories, best-practices, or challenges you’ve faced. It’s an opportunity for each of you to share what you’ve learnt with others, and to glean wisdom and ideas from each other as you learn about what other members around the country are up to.

You’re likely facing many of the same challenges; why not see if anyone else has a solution!

This week's theme is World Alzheimer’s Month!

Following a break for summer, the Coffee House is reopening!

September is World Alzheimer’s Month and the Coffee House will be looking at how faith based groups support people with dementia, their families and carers. Dementia impacts upon many lives, 1 in 14 people over the age of 65 in the UK has dementia, and the condition affects 1 in 6 people over 80. Many faith groups support those affected and this help takes many forms, from signposting people to services to running clubs for carers.

Join us to share your own experiences and hear from our great panellists on:

  • What dementia is
  • The importance of talking about dementia
  • How Covid-19 impacted upon people and their loved ones
  • What faith groups can do to support people in their own communities.

Panellists:

  • Ripaljeet Kaur, BME Dementia Worker, Touchstone Support
  • Sarah Thorpe, Dementia Friendly Churches Enabler, Diocese of Lichfield

We look forward to welcoming you back!

1:00pm - 3:00pmAgenda Planning Committee

The Reeve Room, St Mary's House, Lichfield

Thursday 9th September 2021 9:30amBishop's Staff Meeting
Wednesday 15th September 2021 1:30pmDiocesan Advisory Committee
Thursday 16th September 2021 2:00pmThrough a glass dimly

Day 1 of  2-day  'Live' event from The Lichfield Diocesan Renewal Group.

Concludes Friday 17th September at 1pm.

For Clergy and Lay Leaders.

Hosted by Trentham Parish Church (More here)

Speaker Richard Moy will offer a practical guide to walking in step with the Spirit and discerning the voice of God.

Doors open at 10am Thursday 16th for those who'd like some quiet reflection before the first session at 2pm.

The event closes at 1pm on Friday 17th.

It costs £35 including dinner on Thursday evening and a complimentary breakfast and light lunch on Friday. There is no accommodation but there are local hotels nearby.

For more info email Carol Law

Friday 17th September 2021 0:00am - 1:00pmThrough a glass dimly

Day 2 of  2-day  'Live' event from The Lichfield Diocesan Renewal Group.

For Clergy and Lay Leaders.

Hosted by Trentham Parish Church (More here)

Speaker Richard Moy will offer a practical guide to walking in step with the Spirit and discerning the voice of God.

Doors open at 10am Thursday 16th for those who'd like some quiet reflection before the first session at 2pm.

The event closes at 1pm on Friday 17th.

It costs £35 including dinner on Thursday evening and a complimentary breakfast and light lunch on Friday. There is no accommodation but there are local hotels nearby.

For more info email Carol Law

Saturday 18th September 2021 10:00am - 12:00pm“Let’s Talk” - Real conversations that make a difference

This event focuses on how to stay safe and protect our children from the evils of criminal exploitation, human trafficking & modern slavery

About this event

The Lichfield Diocese Mothers’ Union (LDMU), Lichfield Cathedral and Transforming Communities Together (TCT) are inviting families from across the Lichfield Diocese to come together for this ground breaking event.

This is a call to action, to gather and to equip!

We are bringing together Mothers’ Union member, their children and their grandchildren (from 10 years and upwards) at Lichfield Cathedral for two hours to focus on the real dangers of criminal exploitation, human trafficking and modern slavery.

There is power in multiple generations coming together to explore this growing issue, that threatens all ages.

We’ll be sensitively discussing how we might work together to keep our children safe, valuing the input of the children themselves. This is a unique opportunity to engage with our LDMU members, their families, and the wider church.

Hosted by Lichfield Cathedral, we will be blessed with the support of:

• The Children’s Society

• West Midlands Police Violence Reduction

• Blue Bear Coffee company

What will the format be?

It is a call to action, as this event will be centred around the narrative ‘What will you do next?’

Everyone in attendance will be working together in family groups to create their own action plan.

It will be an engaging, interactive session for all attending, with quizzes, talks and art.

Why?

With alarming figures reported in April 2021, we must act now. Our children are at risk and we MUST act together to ensure that they are safe.

No matter where we live, there is real danger. During the pandemic, many vulnerable people have been targeted here in the UK. Reports of sexual and criminal exploitation increased dramatically during the pandemic. Our children are being groomed into drug criminal gangs in so-called ’county lines’ trafficking, forced begging and shoplifting. The BBC reported recently that a 14-year-old boy was recruited in less than 80 minutes on social media.

Need more information?

Please contact info@tctogether.org.uk

Monday 20th September 2021 7:30pm - 9:00pmWolverhampton Area Mission and Pastoral Committee

A meeting of the Wolverhampton Area Mission and Pastoral Committee beginning at 7:30pm with refreshments available from 7:15pm.

7:30pm - 9:00pmGreenhouse Gathering - WALSALL
Tuesday 21st September 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pmDementia Introduction: Dementia-Frienldy Churches
  • Do you want to understand more about dementia?
  • Do you want to embark on becoming a more dementia-friendly church at the heart of a dementia-friendly community?
  • Are you keen to know more about our dementia-friendly churches network in the Diocese of Lichfield?

If so, this is the session for you!

We'll start by sharing a "Dementia Friends Information Session" , within the national social action movement. This is a great way to increase understanding of dementia and inspire action. And then we'll look together at the Diocese of Lichfield "Dementia-Friendly Churches" Network, which offers support and resources to churches which are taking next steps to become more dementia-friendly churches at the heart of dementia-friendly communities.

For more information, contact Sarah Thorpe, Dementia-Friendly Church Enabler, Diocese of Lichfield on sarah.thorpe@lichfield.anglican.org or 0798 224 8949

https://dementiafriendlychurch2021.eventbrite.co.uk

Wednesday 22nd September 2021 7:00pm - 9:00pmStafford Area Mission and Pastoral Committee
Thursday 23rd September 2021 10:00am - 1:00pmDementia & Spirituality

When? Thursday morning 23 September 2021 from 10am – 1pm (with breaks!)

Where? Zoom (link sent out ahead of the session)

Who? For the Diocese of Lichfield Dementia-Friendly Churches Network, led by Sarah Thorpe, Dementia-Friendly Church Enabler. If you are not in the Diocese of Lichfield, please speak to Sarah Thorpe before booking in to this session.

What? Training to equip us to use our Diocesan "Dementia-Friendly Churches Toolkit"

780,000 people across the country are living with dementia, many supported by family carers. Many people affected by dementia are part of their local church or faith community. How does our experience of dementia affect our faith?

"Dementia and Spirituality" has two aims:

  • To encourage you to have a conversation, ahead of the session, with someone in your church or community affected by dementia, asking them about spirituality/faith. In that conversation, explore whether and how their spirituality/faith has been shaped by their experience of dementia. Use this "Conversation Prompts" sheet for your conversation. And come to the Training Session with (one or more) direct quotations from the people you have listened to, ready to share these at the start of the session. It's good to hear people's own words: they have a powerful impact.
  • To try out together the "Dementia and Spirituality" videos which are part of our Diocese of Lichfield dementia-friendly churches toolkit, so that we equip participants to use these videos locally, with members of their church and community. The main part of the Training Session will be spent using these videos. We will watch them together in the session. And we will share time in breakout groups, reflecting on them. We'll finish the morning by looking at how we can use them effectively in our own churches and communities.

The Zoom link will be circulated a few days before the session.

This session is for the Diocese of Lichfield Dementia-Friendly Churches Network. If you are not in the Diocese of Lichfield, please speak to Sarah Thorpe before booking in to this session: sarah.thorpe@lichfield.anglican.org or 0798 224 8949.

10:00am - 11:00amModern Slavery Awareness Session

Modern Slavery awareness sessions on zoom.

About this Event

Together we can make a difference and help bring an END to exploitation during this session I will let you know how, each and EVERY one of us CAN do something.

Modern Slavery is present in every major town and city.

We want to create a communities that are safe for all and where everyone can thrive and flourish.

WHO ARE THESE SESSIONS FOR

Community residents, including churches, faith groups, charities, volunteer groups dealing with the public who ALL play a key role in safeguarding their members and residents.

WHAT WILL THE SESSIONS DO

These sessions will equip, empower and encourage all attendees to know how to recognise and spot the signs of Modern Slavery in their community and how to respond and report suspicions in a way that safeguards them and those exploited by this horrific crime.

WHO LEADS THE SESSIONS

This training will be led by Debbie Huxton. She is a Modern Slavery Campaigner, employed by Transforming Communities Together and funded by Lichfield Diocese Mothers’ Union.

10:00am - 12:00pmShrewsbury Area Mission and Pastoral Committee
Thursday 30th September 2021 7:00pm - 8:00pmModern Slavery Awareness Session

Modern Slavery awareness sessions on zoom.

About this Event

Together we can make a difference and help bring an END to exploitation during this session I will let you know how, each and EVERY one of us CAN do something.

Modern Slavery is present in every major town and city.

We want to create a communities that are safe for all and where everyone can thrive and flourish.

WHO ARE THESE SESSIONS FOR

Community residents, including churches, faith groups, charities, volunteer groups dealing with the public who ALL play a key role in safeguarding their members and residents.

WHAT WILL THE SESSIONS DO

These sessions will equip, empower and encourage all attendees to know how to recognise and spot the signs of Modern Slavery in their community and how to respond and report suspicions in a way that safeguards them and those exploited by this horrific crime.

WHO LEADS THE SESSIONS

This training will be led by Debbie Huxton. She is a Modern Slavery Campaigner, employed by Transforming Communities Together and funded by Lichfield Diocese Mothers’ Union.