CMEAC 25 events and travelling exhibition
25th Anniversary General Synod Fringe Meeting, 7 July
Dreams for the future
"…..my dream is to see more young people like me as a leader in
Come and share the dream and be a part of making it a reality
was the invitation sent to Synod members asking them to come to the
CMEAC 25th Anniversary Fringe Event at the July 2012 Sessions of
the General Synod at York University.
The Rt Hon David Lammy MP (former member of the Archbishops'
Council and of CMEAC) had recorded a video message for the event
talking about his involvement in the early days of CMEAC and
challenged those at the fringe meeting to actively pursue and
commit to diversity in the Church which he longs to see happen as a
reality. Bruce Dyer (former premiership footballer and
Christian motivational speaker) spoke about how the church could
better attract and retain young people and what we could do to
encourage the gifts and talents of all ethnic groups in the
Church. Two young people, Roshan and Richard, shared
their dream of how all in the Church of England could work
together, challenging the Church to enable the dream of it being
truly ethnically diverse to become a reality throughout the
structures of the Church of England.
Synod members and guests at the event wrote down their dreams
for a truly diverse Church. These visions can be read here.
Watch David Lammy's message for the event here:
Evensong at York Minster - 12th May 2012
As part of the CMEAC 25th Anniversary of celebration and
reflection, York Minster held a CMEAC Evensong especially for
Dioceses in the Northern Province. The service was
attended by over 100 people from parishes in the north, eight
bishops (including the Bishops of Sheffield and
Southwell & Nottingham) and the CMEAC Committee.
Six prayer stations were set up in the Minister throughout the
day for anyone to visit before the service. The Rt Revd
Steven Croft, Bishop of Sheffield, preached the sermon, which
can be read here.
Travelling CMEAC 25 exhibition
Two (identical) exhibitions tracing the history and vision of CMEAC
are available for dioceses to borrow. Diocesan Link Partners
(DLPs) are encouraged to book these through Edna Dolor in the CMEAC
office; click here to
see bookings already made. For more details call 020