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Can the Parish care?
20th June 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm£25.00 – £50.00
A Day Conference of the Guild of Health and St Raphael.
10am – 4.30pm on Tuesday 20th June 2017
St Marylebone Parish Church, London,NW1 5LT
The compassionate care movement has been making significant progress in energising and equipping people to serve their local community. Our churches occupy a vital position within every community in the UK and have a long history of serving in the name of Christ. As public services continue to suffer cut backs, the effects of which disproportionally hit the poorest in our community, this day conference seeks to ask what can be learnt from practitioners, theologians and compassionate care experts, in helping churches serve their communities, whether that is through offering friendship and neighbourliness, healthcare, education or housing. Drawing on a firm theological foundation, our expert speakers will bring into conversation both theory and praxis, alongside examples of where these projects have been a success, to look at generating a movement that can enable and equip our churches to serve the people in the creation of healthy and healing communities.
Confirmed speakers include:
Revd Prof Alison Milbank: Alison is a parish priest, theologian and academic, teaching in the theology and religious studies department at the University of Nottingham. She recently co-authored For the Parish: a critique of fresh expressions.
Revd Dr Helen Wordsworth: Helen is a Baptist minister, Registered Nurse, and Founder of Parish Nursing Ministries UK