Faith, Coffee and Cake
Kate Wilson of Towcester & Hunsbury parish outlines here their successful initiative for hospitable morning faith-sharing gatherings.
25th June 2016 - "We
are having a Faith, Coffee & Cake morning at St. Thomas More Church,
Towcester on this date. Bernie Garfitt is coming to talk to us about her faith journey, entitled “The
Unwanted Gift”. She has a very powerful testimony to share with us and it would
be great if we could fill the church! Particularly as she is coming some distance,
from Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Burnham near Slough.
I am writing to ask if you could please come, advertise the event in your
church, and encourage others to come and to bring a friend (or
several). This is for everyone. ALL are very welcome, of any faith or
none. Especially those most in need of The Lord’s love, grace and mercy. This
is a great opportunity to evangelise, as we are all called to do. Thank
you to all who support us at our Faith, Coffee & Cake mornings." Please contact Kate c/o firstname.lastname@example.org
LANDINGS – Welcoming Returning Catholics - at Beaconsfield. If you are a Catholic who has been away but is thinking about rejoining the Catholic community you will be made very welcome at Landings. Run by a core team of enthusiastic welcomers with a decade of experience in helping Catholics return, this 8-week process offers “a place to land”, a place for compassionate listening and non-judgemental acceptance, for asking questions and reconnecting with your faith as an adult.
Speak to Maggie or Ian on 01753 482 496 or mail email@example.com.
Practical details can be found by following this link
Faith Sharing Concerts
Concerts with stories and prayer are an ideal way for musicians to share their faith and
encourage the audience to do the same over refreshments afterwards.
Teresa Brown’s In
Search of Peace faith concerts of her violin music are an opportunity for
people to bring a friend who may not often come to church, to enjoy an hour of
music and stories, and to pray for peace in the world.
The most recent Faith sharing concert was on Friday 13th March, 7.30pm at
St Joseph's Bedford. This is the Shrine of the Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and the organisers said "We will have the Miraculous Relic Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe on display at the front on the night, and we will offer refreshments afterwards."
Short Evangelisation Courses
The Team can deliver short courses (typically a couple of hours on one or two occasions) on several aspects of evangelisation. Details here
Parish Small Communities
The Diocesan Evangelisation Team in collaboration with others is exploring the potential of parish small communities as a means to evangelise in the Diocese. Please see ‘Past events’ section for details of an open meeting that took place in March 2014. One thriving example of this is the Faith and Friendship groups in High Wycombe - read more here.