Citizens holding national gathering at city church

The Citizens campaign group is holding a national symposium at St Nic’s Church, Nottingham, on Monday 5th March.

Entitled ‘Contributing as the national Church to the common good’, it runs from  10.30am to 3.30pm.

Following the successful first symposium on Community Organising and Church Growth, this second event in a series of three will focus on how community organising is being used to fulfil the Church’s second Quinquennial goal – contributing to the Common Good.

Inspirational stories will be shared along with the latest expertise on how Anglican churches are speaking with a prophetic voice and helping bring about justice. This will include parish-level, city-wide and national examples, and will also examine how, in working for the common good, congregations are developing leaders and enhancing the Church’s position.

Bishop Paul will be at the event, which is being facilitated by The Rt Revd Adrian Newman, Bishop of Stepney and Trustee of Citizens UK; Canon Dr Angus Ritchie, Director of the Centre for Theology and Community; Matthew Bolton, Deputy Director of Citizens UK.

The Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham has an ongoing partnership with Citizens UK. Here in Nottinghamshire, the broad-based alliances of Nottingham Citizens and Maun Valley Citizens, which between them have over 50 member institutions, have for the past few years offered many of our churches opportunity to be an active force for change, working for justice and the common good of our communities. This engagement with society is integral to our ‘growing disciples’ agenda.

If you would like to attend, please sign up using Eventbrite:

Everyone is welcome, especially those who would like to know more about community organising and church growth.