Inclusive Church at General Synod
Together with our partners, Inclusive Church will be at General Synod in February (6-10). There are a number of key events that we will be involved with:
Monday 6th: WATCH Synod event (see below for details) at St Margaret's Church, Westminster from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. For a discussion, service and prayer vigil at the beginning of General Synod. All welcome.
WATCH invites you to join us at St Margaret’s Church, Westminster on Monday 6th February from 11am - 2pm
To meet the Rt Rev’d Geralyn Wolf Bishop of Rhode Island and The Rt Rev’d Susan Moxley Bishop of Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island and to pray with us for the blessing of the Spirit on the deliberations of the General Synod’s February Sessions
11am Welcome & Coffee
11.30am Panel discussion with Bishop Geralyn Wolf Bishop Susan Moxley Bishop Peter Price Canon Dr Judith Maltby Rev’d Rose Hudson-Wilkin
‘A Way in the Wilderness’
Preacher – The Right Rev’d John Gladwin
Our service will end with a silent prayer vigil in Dean’s Yard
Please bring a sandwich lunch, a new candle.
And dress warmly!
Tuesday 7th: Lunchtime Inclusive Church event fringe event with Robert Beckford “gender, race and inclusion” .
Wednesday 8th: Lunch time fringe event The General Synod Human Sexuality Group will host an open conversation about the current state of play in the Church of England re LGB&T Christians in general and Anglicans in particular.
Thursday 9th Feb .There will be an Act of Witness in Deans Yard Westminster on Thursday 9th February - the final day of General Synod's meetings in London.
It will be a silent Act of Witness for the faithful LGB&T clergy who minister in the Church of England despite the discrimination and suspicion which they often suffer.
We will congregate in Dean's Yard by the entrance to Church House at 8:30am on Thursday 9th February in time to welcome General Synod members as they arrive for the day's business. There will also be an opportunity for prayer and to give leaflets out to people arriving at Church House. The Act of Witness will end by 10:15am.
With the House of Bishops review group on Sexuality beginning its work shortly, this is an important opportunity to draw attention to the extent to which the Church of England relies on LGB&T clergy. We hope that you will be able to join us on the day.
The entrance to Dean's Yard is through the arch next to Westminster Abbey by the Abbey Bookshop. Follow this link for more information: Deans Yard London, SW1P 3NY
AS MANY SUPPORTERS NEEDED AT THIS EVENT AS POSSIBLE TO MAKE A REAL IMPACT. Please let us know if you are coming by emailing Colin Coward
Further details from Bob Callaghan.
Thursday 9th Feb. Lunch Time Fringe Event - 1pm room 3 Mental Health Matters - sharing good practice. Presentations from Will Van der Hart of 'Mind and Soul' and also from 'Time to Change Campaign. We'll also be making information and ideas of good practice from around the dioceses available and would like people to bring their own to add to this.