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The theme for this year’s Youth Work The Conference is “Lumen” . . . basically, LIGHT!  Once a month (maybe sometimes more) I am going to reflect on the theme and lob up a blog . . . read along if you like – but – more importantly, join us in November for the Conference!......
OK, just finished a series of three sessions with some churches in Mid Sussex (five churches represented, from Scaynes Hill, Wivelsfield, Cuckfield, Balcombe and Barcombe).  Going backwards, I am going to post some information about what we covered, and some details about where you might find resources / useful stuff for work with children and......
Well, as you will have seen – on Monday the Bishop of Oxford (who is the Chair of the Board of Education) had to answer 13 questions raised by those concerned across the Church – my previous post to this one details the response to the questions. I remain deeply concerned and was not reassured......
Bishop of Oxford’s Answers to Questions about Children and Youth National Posts Well, these are the questions . . . and the answers (not the written ones, this is what was said in reply, taken from the audio recording from questions last night – Monday 6th February), I have transcribed, so any errors are mine......
We are not so much at a crossroads wondering which way to go -. as thrashing about in forest we hadn’t anticipated being there – utterly and completely lost.  Twenty years ago, “All God’s Children – Evangelism in Crisis” was produced – on the cusp of the 90s – the decade that saw us lose 500,000......
Included below are comments from some of those who have signed the petition currently running here:  http://chn.ge/zvhwsv  “I have worked both in County and Church Youth work for 20+ years, and I cant believe that at such a key time, the church too are cutting staff. Very short sighted. Sad.” Judi Cox (Youth Worker, Horsham)......
You may know I have a petition running (since lunchtime on Wednesday 25th January). As I type there are about 600 signatures.  I am after 1000 by lunch time this Friday, so I am keen to keep getting the word out to those who have not seen it, not had the chance to comment –......