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While summer holidays in full swing, what better time to get excited about the new season! 

Here's an update on HeartEdge autumn events, and other dates for the diary:


Greenbelt Festival (24 – 27 August): A whole group of HeartEdge members are taking part with HeartEdge at Greenbelt. We’re at the festival all weekend hosting sessions in Exchange and sharing ideas in Treehouse. Want to meet up and talk more? Meet 12.45pm on Saturday in the Exchange, or find us in the Jesus Arms each night.
  • Friday 8pm: Exchange

RE-IMAGINING CHURCH AND CULTURE: With Sam Wells, Andrew Earis, Jonathan Kearney, Giles Goddard and Anna Sikorska. How can the church be part of a cultural renaissance with art, music and ideas – re-imagining the Christian narrative for the present moment?

  • Saturday 10.45 - 11.45am: Treehouse

What should Christ’s injunction to ‘love your neighbour’ mean in practice today? Sam Wells explores this question and considers its bearing on the politics of poverty, discrimination, immigration, ecology and the fallout from recent political upheavals in Europe and America. 

  • Saturday 2pm: Exchange

RE-IMAGINING CHURCH AND COMMERCE: With Sam Wells, David Alcock, Ruth Amos, Mark Kinder and Rob Wardle. How can commerce and church be realigned in order to take finances beyond the benefactor and the steward while deepening and embodying our understanding of the kingdom, rather than conflicting with, or confusing, it?

  • Saturday 5pm: Colonades
GREAT SACRED MUSIC… Meet at the end of the great lawn, bring a seat or a cushion. An opportunity to experience Great Sacred Music exploring great music via word and song.
  • Sunday 2pm: Exchange
RE-IMAGINING CHURCH AND CONGREGATIONS: With Rosemarie Mallet, Philippa Boardman, Wale Hudson-Roberts and Simon Woodman. How might we move towards a vision for the renewal of congregational life by: starting with one another’s assets, not our deficits; inclusive approaches to liturgy, worship and day-to-day communal life; and seeing that God is giving the church everything it needs for the renewal of its life in the people who find themselves to be on the edge?
  • Monday 2pm: Exchange
With Richard Frazer, Pam Orchard, Al Barrett and Professor Anthony Reddie. How might we find our way to becoming abundant communities that open space for generosity and cooperation in models for serving local need and addressing social justice by seeing that care comes not out of some self-important altruism but out of recognition of our own need, and desire to be transformed by the strangers God sends us? Chaired by James Hughesdon

For Greenbelt tickets book in here.


HeartEdge Annual Conference: 'It's All Church!' 
12 & 13 September 2018 - tickets are going fast for the HeartEdge two day annual gathering – theology, ideas, resources.
  • This is a great opportunity to learn more about the emerging HeartEdge movement, making connections, sharing ideas, finding encouragement. Plus we've a jazz night! We'll start at St Martin-in-the-Fields with Day 2 at Lambeth Palace. Contributors include: Paul Bayes; Ann Morisy; Ben Quash; Paul Goodliff; Anthony Reddie; Russell Rook; Maeve Sherlock; Justin Welby; Sam Wells; Lucy Winkett - and more soon.
  • The programme includes: Bread for the World; For Good: The Church & the Future of Welfare; Start-Up’s & Keeping Going’s (Enterprise); Great Sacred Music; Nazareth Community; The Table; Art & the Crucifixion.
  • Cost: HeartEdge members rate - £79 & non-members rate - £99. Tickets include conference programme, refreshments & lunch, plus complimentary jazz on evening of 12 September.
  • To registration visit here, or contact Revd Jonathan Evens on 020 7766 1127 or email here

Durham: Visual Communion is a series of symposia and events on the art, architecture and craft of the Eucharist organised by Art & Christianity. The event will demonstrate the crucial importance of the visual arts in the rich heritage of Christian sacramental liturgy and theology, opening up new ways of seeing art made and used for the glory of God. The first symposia takes place in Durham - Medieval mastery to Pugin, 7 & 8 September 2018, Ushaw College and Durham Cathedral, Chaired by Ben Quash and David Stancliffe - details here.

Edinburgh: Bill Viola & the art of contemplation: A HeartEdge church & culture session, Thursday 20 September, 2.00 – 5.30pm at the Parish Church of St Cuthbert, 5 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH1 2EP.
St Cuthbert's is currently showing Bill Viola's 'Three Women' here.
The session will focus on: approaches to curating exhibitions in churches (Revd Matthew Askey, Chaplain Southwell Minster); Bill Viola's church-located installations (Laura Moffatt, Director Art & Christianity); and art as contemplative or meditative practice (Alexander de Cadenet, artist, and our own Revd Jonathan Evens, Associate Vicar St Martin-in-the-Fields). Register free tickets here.

Burton Agnes: 'Today's Church: A Call to Social Action' St Martin's Church, Burton Agnes, Saturday 22 September. With Alison White, Bishop of Hull and our own Jonathan Evens. 'How do we become abundant communities that open space for generosity and cooperation in models that serve local need and address social justice? Details here. Book your place here or call 01262 490019 by 15th September 2018.

Maidenhead: St Luke's at 7.45pm on Thursday 27 September, with Jonathan Evens on 'Visual Art: re-imaging the Christian story'. Details here


Southend: Sam Wells at Bell Vue Baptist on Wednesday 3 October, 6.30-9.30pm (Bell Vue Baptist Church, Southend on Sea, SS1 2QA). Doors open 6pm. Talk 1: 6.30pm Break: 7.45pm Talk 2: 8.20pm. How can church survive and thrive in the context of world and kingdom? Detail here and here.

Westminster: Salt Conference 2018: #StandTogether, Friday, 5 October 2018 – 9.30am to 4.30pm at Central Hall Westminster, Storey's Gate, London SW1H 9NH. Organised by Christian Aid's SALT Business Network to learn how to support and equip changemakers in whichever business God has called you to. With business leaders from a range of sectors on how they’re transforming business, communities and lives. Guest include: Michael Hastings – Global Head of Citizenships for KPMG International; David Connor – founder of the 2030hub and Coethica; Sophi Tranchell MBE – Managing Director of Divine Chocolate, the innovative international Fairtrade cocoa cooperative in Ghana; and Martin Rich – cofounder and Executive Director of Future Fit Foundation. Tickets cost £55. Detail here.

London: Something Worth Sharing, 2018. Saturday 13 October 10.30-4.30,  St Martin's Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London. A weekend of events on Disability and Church, by St Martin in the Fields and Inclusive Church. What can we do to unlock gates and share our gifts with each other and the church? From access statements to advisory groups,  connecting and communicating, we explore ideas and share practical resources to getting in and joining in. Speakers include: June Boyce-Tillman, Tim Goode, Fiona MacMillan, Ann Memmott, Emily Richardson and Sam Wells. £20/£10 concessions. Register 9 July, detail and book here and here.

Coventry: Plumbline Festival is HeartEdge members Coventry Cathedral’s year long celebration of 100 years of the Diocese of Coventry and Coventry Cathedral including ‘Beneath the Tapestry’, an exhibition of works by Graham Sutherland that inspired and helped develop the iconic tapestry that hangs in Coventry Cathedral here. Precentor at Coventry Cathedral Michael Sadgrove blogs here.
Manchester: HeartEdge Day: 31 October: 
We'll be exploring mission, sharing ideas and finding support with Sam Wells and guests in Manchester. 
  • Congregation – resources for liturgy, worship and day-to-day – gathered and local; 
  • Commerce – being entrepreneurial, sustaining enterprise and generating finance for church; 
  • Compassion – how to grow participation and volunteering to address social need; 
  • Culture – art, music and ideas to reimagine the Christian narrative for your context. 
With lively panel discussion, theology, practical ‘how to’ focus. Networking. Connecting, plus lunch & refreshments - and Great Sacred Music with the St Martin in the Fields Voices. Details and book here.

Learn more.
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