Kent Workplace Mission is run ecumenically by a
dedicated group of Christians who are committed to living out
Christian discipleship in the workplace. The charity provides chaplains
in the workplace to help people who don't normally go to church to
explore the spiritual side of life. Hear some of the stories from
those who receive ministry from chaplains across Kent. For more
information about KWM, or to request a speaker, visit the website.
Here is a joint statement from
the Presidents of Churches Together in England, following the
murder of Fr Jacques Hamel in Rouen. Here is also a statement and advice regarding
security of churches from the deputy commissioner of
Various church leaders have offered responses and
theological reflections following on from the European Union
referendum. Read some of them here .
is a Kent-based charity supporting around 5000 homeless and
vulnerable people a year. we work closely with several of the
church based winter shelters supported by churches. We would love
to visit your church and give a talk at one of your services to
let you know more about our work and the people we support in
your local area. To arrange this, please email Kate Boulding,
Community Fundraising Officer, at email@example.com
Ride and Stride is almost upon
of Kent Churches gives grants for the upkeep of churches
buildings of historic interest. You can raise money for your
local church fabric too. Just by riding your bike around Kent and
enjoying a late summer's day. Ride and Stride will be on
Saturday 10th September. Sign up here, either as a church
or as a cyclist!
Domenica Pecararo is the new
Kent Refugee Project Officer for the Canterbury Diocese. She is
to be a key person in the churches' response to refugee issues in
the county: from unaccompanied minors, through issues with folk
coming in through the port of Dover, to our interaction with the
Jungle around Calais. Read the Church Times interview here.
Domenica doesn't start until September, but any messages for her
can be sent to the Diocesan Communities anad Partnership team.
the Story. Today, one in every 113
people in the world is a refugee. We want to tell a story
that upholds those escaping injustice and war, and that
celebrates those who offer a welcome. We believe we are all
created equal with the image of God within us. We stand for a UK
that refuses to turn a blind eye to the suffering of people
Germinate! is a conference of
the Rural Group of Churches Together in England. Much of Kent is
quite rural, outside the main towns. If you are involved in rural
ministry, this one day conference might well be
of interest to you. Happening on 15th October. There is a more intensive programme for those
involved in leading rural churches. Please pass the email on to
others who may be interested.
The Joint Public Issues Team,
representing the Baptist Union, Methodist, URC, Quakers and
Church of Scotland are asking people to write to their MPs to
voice their opposition to Trident, saying it is unwarranted
and unethical. More info here.
Next year is the 500th anniversary
of the Reformation. Will you mark this in your community?
Churches Together in Kent will be holding a commemoration of the
events of the Reformation, together with a celebration of our
common life, some time in 2017. Watch this space...
Chris Ruddle, the County
Ecumenical Officer for Kent who usually puts together this email,
will be on sabbatical leave from 7th August to 7th November. In
his absence if you have any enquiries for Churches Together in
Kent, please direct them to Canon Caroline Pinchbeck. If your
enquiry is about the Newspoint email, please send to Jennifer
With grateful thanks to the Canterbury Diocese for plugging the
gap during the sabbatical. I would value your prayers for this
time of rest and reflection.
See you in November!