Understanding Mental Health (UMH): Report for 28 March 2019 Deanery Synod

Where we Started: I was looking back recently at the initial notes those on our table made a year ago before UMH met to form a group. I found it interesting to see we are still engaging with all those initial ideas, but I thought it worth reminding ourselves of 3 in particular:- 1. Make […]

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We’re Nearly There – But Not Quite!

For the past few years we’ve run a big radio advertising campaign based around the theme “Christmas Starts with Christ”. You’re probably already aware that this year we’ve made three new radio ads of our own linked to this, focussing on the theme of ‘Where’s Jesus?’, because we want to remind people that Jesus was […]

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A Prayer for World Mental Health Day

Most of us will experience stress, anxiety or depression at some point in our lives. Treatment for mental ill-health is under-funded, and support in the community much less good than it should be. Churches can play a hugely important role in helping to overcome stigma, supporting and standing alongside those with mental health needs, and ensuring that all are included in the life of the church.

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MK Deanery: Draft Agenda for 2017-2020

1. Church Growth • Pioneer Ministry in New Areas • Lay-led Fresh Expressions • Re-planting struggling congregations • Filling in the Gaps • Building up Resource Churches • Looking beyond the original borders… • Local Training and Vocation 2. The Common Good • Proclaiming the Good News of the Kingdom • Ecumenical Partnership through Mission […]

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NHS Pilgrimage “Thy Kingdom Come” – Stafford to London via Milton Keynes.

Background.  Rev Becky Richards, Curate at St John’s Benefice in Ingestre near Stafford, had a vision several years ago following the Stafford Hospital Enquiry. The result of prayerful discernment of this God-given picture is that Becky and a group of walkers will be making a pilgrimage from Stafford hospital to St Thomas’s in London during […]

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