Churches Inspired to Help

by Michael Ford last modified 30 Jan, 2012 06:31 PM

Churchgoers in Dorset and Wiltshire will be trained in new ways to welcome visitors and be more active in their towns and villages on Saturday 12 February. Two training events run in Dorchester and Salisbury will provide expertise and practical advice.

Churches Inspired to Help

Attendees at 'Inspired to Go Further!' 2010

‘Inspired to Grow’ at Salisbury Methodist Church (9.30am-4pm) will examine ways to be involved in local communities and places of work, such as social events, school chaplaincy and christenings. Keynote speaker Jonny Baker works for the Church Mission Society.

‘Inspired to Welcome’ at the Dorford Centre, Dorchester (9am-3pm) tackles hospitality, including food, websites, youth work, creative arts and neighbourhood visiting. The sessions include a contribution from Community Angels, a highly-regarded neighbourhood visiting project.

The Venerable John Wraw, Archdeacon for Wilts, helped with preparations. He said, “We run these events to inspire people and spark off ideas. The workshops are immensely practical, and are run by people who are already making a difference in their local communities.”

He added, “There are so many creative and genuinely helpful things happening across the two counties. This is a great opportunity to celebrate what we’re doing, share good news stories and learn from each other.”

The popular ‘Inspired’ series of events have been a feature of church training in the Diocese of Salisbury for the last 3 years.

 

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Links
Jonny Baker’s blog 
Community Angels

Contacts for further Information
For the Salisbury event, contact Danela Adams:
01380 729808, danela.adams@salisbury.anglican.org 
For the Dorchester event, contact Debbie Albery:
01202 659427, debbie.albery@salisbury.anglican.org 

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