Season One of Invited continues with five new 'deep dive' films!

Film Transcripts

Invited Monthly Reflections


Our Invited Mission Continues!

Our Invited Mission earlier this year brought people across the Diocese (and far beyond) together in faith, online. A second series of Invited, with online groups, will happen during Eastertide 2022. In the meantime our Formation Team have devised a series of five deep dive films, conceived in response to feedback from Invited Season One: Lent. The first three films explore the themes of that season in greater depth.

Invited - Films 1-3

Film 1, God’s Love As Revealed Through The Old Testament: Rev. Dr Anthony Milner is a parish priest and former theology tutor at the Venerable English College in Rome. Fr Tony guides us through the Old Testament as he explores God’s eternal love for us.

Film 2, Theology Of Human Brokenness: Dr Pia Matthews is a senior lecturer at St Mary’s University in Twickenham, and was appointed an expert to the XIV Ordinary General Assembly Synod of Bishops in 2015. Pia explores how, in a Christian context, human brokenness is always spoken of in the same breath as hope.

Film 3, Salvation – How Jesus Saves Us Through His Cross: Fr Stephen Dingley is a parish priest and former Professor of Theology at St John’s Seminary in Wonersh. Fr Stephen explores different theories of salvation, helping us to understand more fully exactly what Jesus has done for us.

Films 4 & 5 'How To...?'

Film 4, Prayer: Rt Rev. Dom Fr Stephen Ortiger OSB is a monk of Worth Abbey, Episcopal Vicar for Religious in the Diocese, and a parish priest.
Film 4 sees Fr Stephen gently instruct and encourage us in how to establish a routine of prayer in our lives of faith.

Film 5, Scripture: Fleur Dorrell is Catholic Scripture Engagement Manager for the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales and Bible Society. She’s the national co-ordinator of the ‘God who Speaks Campaign’, a writer and an applied theologian. Fleur explores how we can develop a way of accessing scripture, and grow in love for the Word of God.

Who Can Take Part?

The short answer is everyone! 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 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 rejoic in God’s goodness and  His Kingdom here on earth.

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Continuing the Mission - Getting Involved

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!

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