The first season of Invited brought people across our Diocese together, while exploring God’s great love for us and journeying in faith with one another saw many friendships formed. The mission doesn’t end there, and our Formation Team look forward to meeting many of you again online or in person over the coming months through our monthly reflection emails or this Autumn's 'Deep Dive' talk series. Contact our team to find out more.
There are a number of ways you can get involved in the Church both locally and across our Diocese. The following downloadable booklet lists just some of them. We hope that you will be engaged and inspired by the wide range of opportunities available, continuing our shared work and mission. Contact details are provided with each entry and we welcome people getting in touch, even if it’s just to find out more!
Before the Covid-19 global pandemic, the Church was experiencing a decline in numbers. Since then, we have lost even more sheep from the fold. How can we encourage people who have disengaged to come back, how can we offer solace and comfort to those who are on the fringes, how can we inspire people who worship at our churches to reach out to those who do not know the goodness of God’s mercy? We can proclaim the Good News! And we use all that we have learnt during this unusual time to reach out in new ways.
Over the next five years we will be exploring God’s invitation to enter into relationship with Him and what that means for our lives. It will be a wonderful journey of discovery that helps us to know more deeply who we are in the eyes of God and to live authentically as His beloved. There will be challenges - we may have to take a 'long hard look' at ourselves - but by the end of the programme we aim to be transformed and empowered to become Spirit filled disciples who rejoice in God’s goodness and want to build His Kingdom here on earth.
The short answer is everyone! this exciting five season programme will run until 2025 and is open to people of all ages - everyone is welcome and all are Invited.
There is no cost to take part though participants are encouraged to have a journal or notepad to hand so that they can write their thoughts and responses somewhere safe.