Unless otherwise indicated, the following details all apply to
- There is no charge.
- The meeting runs from 12 noon and finishes at 2 pm.
- Coffee is provided at the start, but please bring your own
If you would like to suggest a subject or speaker for one of
these seminars, please get in touch with us. Thank you.
6 March 2008 "Hope 08 Networking Lunch"
Led by Stewart North of Ebenezer Church and Tim Dobson of
Woodlands Christian Centre, Joshua Trust and Muller Foundation.
Please note the time will be from 12:30 to 2:30 pm.
Please note the venue:
Woodlands Christian Centre,
Belgrave Rd, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2AA
How can we make effective connections working together as Churches
in the Bristol area?
22 May 2008 "Resourcing Family Work"
Led by Richard Hardy from Care for the Family, the
meeting will take place in the Woodlands Crypt and will run
from 12:30 to 2:30 pm.
Please note the venue: Woodlands Christian Centre,
Belgrave Rd, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2AA
This semiar will be of interest to all involved in family
work and will be an opportunity to network and ask questions
of other organisations working in the Bristol area.
Tuesday 10 June 2008 and
Saturday 21 June "Hope08"
This event will run on two dates:
- Tuesday 10 June, 9.15am - 12.30: Trinity College, Stoke Hill, Bristol, BS9 1JP
- Saturday 21 June 9.15am - 12.30: The Crypt, Christ Church Clifton
Cost £5 to cover expenses.
Run by David Maggs (Churches Council for Industry
and Social Responsibility) and Caroline Virgo (Hopes Place).
Community mission is the active involvement of Christians
in their communities, living God's Kingdom through addressing
the needs around us. There are already many community action
initiatives in Bristol but the potential exists both for more
and for better linking of those that there are. These mornings
will look at what is necessary to set up a social action project
within a Christian framework. They will also provide an opportunity
for those already engaged in social action ventures to reflect on
their activities and to network with other organisations.
Programme for both days:
9.30 Arrival and coffee
9.45 A brief theology of Christian involvement in social action
10.15 - 11.00 Understanding your community and its needs -
a practical session looking at the techniques of community survey
and the design of a social action project, potential partners
11.00 - 11.15 Coffee
11.15 - 12.00 Practical requirements for a social action project
12.00 - 12.30 Developing your project
12.30 - 12.45 Feedback and close
For further information, please email email@example.com or
telephone 0117 968 6303.
10 July 2008 "Getting Men to come to Church"
Led by Glynn Harrison, a Lay Minister at Christ Church, Clifton
and a Professor of Psychiatry at Bristol University.
CET and BCAN invite all Church Leaders, homegroup, activity &
Christian organisation leaders to a co-sponsored Leaders' Seminar on
Thursday 10 July, 10:30 am - 1:00 pm about reaching men. 'Adam where
art thou: getting men to come to Church'.
The seminar will be at Woodlands, Belgrave Rd, BS8 2AA (near Clifton
Down shopping centre car park). It will be a fascinating and
stimulating seminar for men and women from many different churches.
The cost is £5 (includes coffee) payable on the door. Please
email in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org
Glynn is a Lay Minister at Christ Church, Clifton a Professor of
Psychiatry at Bristol University and a practising clinician. He has
developed both an academic and a practical interest in the concept
of 'masculine spirituality', and has spoken at various men's events
and seminars. He will overview the challenging research data on
men's involvement in Christian Churches and share some ideas on one
of the most critical issues facing Churches today.
23 October 2008 "Surviving the Credit Crunch" (Cancelled)
Apologies: we have had to cancel this event.
6 November 2008 "Every Person Matters: Re-imagining Church" with Steve Chalke
This is being run in association with the George Muller Foundation. The event is
free to the Muller Partnership churches. For everyone else, the cost will be £5,
but you will need to book in advance. Please contact Phil Thomas at Muller House, 7
Cotham Park, Bristol, BS6 6DA or ring him on 0117 924 5001.
15 November 2008 "Mental Health and Spirituality"
The key-note speaker is Professor Glynn Harrison.
The event will run from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm at St Mary's, Shirehampton.
The cost will be £25, which includes a lunch.
Please register in advance by returning a booking form and cheque to Hope's Place,
or sending an email to
12 February 2009 "Networking and Lunch"
"Releasing the People of God."