Partnership. We have developed partnerships with people and organisations who share our commitment to renewing church life on the estates. These include mission agencies, resource and training providers, planting parishes, other denominations and Dioceses with larger numbers of estate parishes. A key partner is the National Estates Churches Network (NECN), which provides a support network and resources for estate leaders.
Communication. We have written to the leadership teams of all 2,500 estate parishes making them aware of the Task Group and NECN’s work. We continue to use a range of media, written, spoken and social, to raise the profile of estates ministry and attract able leaders to this work.
Prayer for the Day
Almighty and everlasting God,
by whose Spirit the whole body of the Church
is governed and sanctified:
hear our prayer which we offer for all your faithful people,
that in their vocation and ministry
they may serve you in holiness and truth
to the glory of your name;
through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Presenter Liza Ward travels to the Wythenshawe estate in Manchester to see how a weaving project brought William Temple Church closer to those in the community.