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Costessey workshop on local mission in troubled times 

Community builder and theologian Rev Dr Al Barrett will be leading a day workshop in Costessey exploring what local church mission should look like in a country divided by Brexit and inequality.

On Wednesday, October 16, 10.30am-4pm Canon Peter Howard, the Urban Officer for the Diocese of Norwich will host a day workshop called ‘Community-building in troubled times: the Church's no. 1 mission priority?’
 
This workshop at St Helen’s Church, New Costessey will ask what the Church's mission should look like, in a country divided by Brexit and inequality; in a world that is literally burning?  The discussion will be led by Rev Dr Al Barrett (pictured), Rector of Hodge Hill in Birmingham and Coordinator of Church of England’s Estates Theology project.
 
Canon Peter Howard said: ‘This free event will challenge us to reflect on our current context - at global, national and local levels - and will argue passionately that whatever we do, it needs to start with the slow, patient work of building community in our neighbourhoods.”
 
“We'll be encouraged to share experience, wisdom and stories from our own contexts, as well as engage with some stories and learning from a context where community-building has been the central focus of a parish church's life and mission for the last nine years."
 
Al Barrett lives on the Firs and Bromford estate in East Birmingham. He is project manager of TogetherWeCan!, a long-term, intergenerational community-building project in his local neighbourhood. He is in the process of writing and editing three books, including 'Being Interrupted: Re-imagining the Church’s Mission from the Outside'.
 
There is no charge for this event and a light lunch is included.  Please book in advance online here.
 
St. Helen's Church, Gurney Road, New Costessey, Norwich, NR5 0HG 
 


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