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
by whose grace Elizabeth rejoiced with Mary
and greeted her as the mother of the Lord:
look with favour on your lowly servants
that, with Mary, we may magnify your holy name
and rejoice to acclaim her Son our Saviour,
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.