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Public Health Nursing survey for Northamptonshire on the County Council’s care for 0-19 year-old young people

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Northamptonshire County Council is conducting a  Public Health Nursing survey for Northamptonshire on their care for 0-19 year-old young people.  It is important that Northamptonshire County Council gather as many views as possible from those that may be affected by these services.

  • Questionnaire for adults and parents of children 25 years or younger

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/0to19PublicHealthNursing2017

  • Questionnaire for young people

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/0to19PublicHealthNursingCYP2017

The consultation starts on 14th July 2017 and finishes 8th September 2017.

2017-2018 Programme for Northampton Theological Society

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2017-2018 Programme for Northampton Theological Society

2017

September 19: Fr Tim Curtis “Art and Christianity”, at St. Anne’s Orthodox Church.

November 21: Speaker: Alasdair Gordon-Finlayson “Becoming Buddhist in the West”

2018

January 16: David Waller “Religion and Politics in the USA”

March 20: Speaker: Revd. Clifford Hill  “The Prophets of Israel – The Relevance of Their Message Today”

May 15: Speaker: David Muir

Meetings are usually in the Abbey Centre Chapel (note different venue for September). Non-members are asked for a £5 subscription per meeting

“Education Sunday” is 10 September 2017 – resources available

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“Education Sunday” is 10 September 2017

Churches Together in England are offering a variety of helpful resources for all churches and schools, based on the theme ‘Gathered in my name’

The information about resources can be found on www.cte.org.uk/EducationSunday2017

Assistant Chaplain (Mental Health) – Part Time – required

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Assistant Chaplain

Assistant Chaplain – Part Time

Northampton

Band 5

£22,099 – £25,720 pro rata plus Unregistered Allowance pro rata

Part-time 15 hours per week

3 Year Fixed Term Contract

This appointment represents a unique, exciting and challenging opportunity for an appropriately experienced and qualified spiritual care practitioner to enter the world of specialist and innovative mental health chaplaincy.

The post-holder will be responsible as a member of an established multi-faith Chaplaincy Team for providing high quality spiritual, religious and pastoral care to patients, staff, and relatives of all denominations and faiths, and/or none, primarily but not exclusively, in Neuro-Psychiatry and Palliative Care Services

Educated to graduate level you will have a recognised theological/ministerial training leading to accreditation as a licensed minister/faith leader. You will have three years pastoral experience in your current role, ideally of a mental healthcare or equivalent setting. You will need to demonstrate that you can reflect theologically on and have competence in dealing with the spiritual, existential and ethical issues surrounding illness, injury and loss.

You will be sympathetic to the overall aims of the Charity, able to maintain good working relationships with other members of the Chaplaincy Team, Volunteers and Visitors and work collaboratively with St. Andrew’s Values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence. You will have a proven track record of delivering high quality spiritual and pastoral care, multi-faith working, excellent interpersonal skills including accurate empathy, and the emotional stamina required to carry out this role, as well as a strong interest in chaplaincy in a secure mental health setting. There is Sunday and on-call cover commitment.

Closing Date – 6th August 2017

Northampton Street Pastors part time administrator

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Northampton Street Pastors are looking to recruit a Part- Time Administrator (20hrs per month).

Duration

Fixed Term September 2017 to August 2018. If funding is secured the role can be extended beyond August 2018.

Key Factors for Selection

Please visit https://streetpastors.org/locations/northampton/2017/07/12/adminjob/

To Apply for the role and or request a full job description please send your CV and a cover letter to

Karen Dhlamini

Northampton Street Pastors

C/O Kingdom Life Church

9 Tower Street

Northampton

NN1 2SN

Closing date for applications is 24th of July 2017.

Ecumenical Youth Forum: young people working through Christ for peace and justice

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Ecumenical Youth Forum

A one-day conference in Leeds for young people aged 16-23 to launch the Ecumenical Youth Forum: young people working through Christ for peace and justice. Workshops, seminars and keynote speakers on social justice, faith and politics, with opportunities to explore issues such as Brexit, a Christian response to the refugee crisis, and making real change in your community.

Joint Public Issues Team link: http://www.jointpublicissues.org.uk/regionaljpit/eyf/

Booking link

 

The Church of England and the Methodist Church in Britain are to consider proposals that would bring them into a new relationship of full communion

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Mission and Ministry  in Covenant Report

On 27 June 2017, the Church of England reports:  The Church of England and the Methodist Church in Britain are to consider proposals that would bring them into a new relationship of full communion, after a period of some 200 years of formal separation. The proposals are presented in Mission and Ministry in Covenant, a joint report from the two churches’ faith and order bodies. It sets out how the Methodist Church could come to have bishops in the historic episcopate, and how ministers from one church could become eligible to serve in the other.

The report has been released for discussion in the Methodist Church and the Church of England, as well as with ecumenical partners: Mission and Ministry in Covenant

Comments from church leaders on CTE website: http://www.cte.org.uk/Articles/500973/Home/News/Latest_news_articles/Mission_and_Ministry.aspx

Methodist web-site: http://www.methodist.org.uk/news-and-events/news-releases/mission-and-ministry-in-covenant 

C of E website: https://www.churchofengland.org/media-centre/news/2017/06/publication-of-mission-and-ministry-in-covenant.aspx

‘Behind closed doors’ report – Press Release 23rd June 2017

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‘Behind closed doors’ report 

 Behind closed doors – voices against gender-based violence, human trafficking and modern-day slavery, is a research project, commissioned by Churches Together in England, and made possible through a legacy gift of the former Leicester Free Church Women’s Council.

 Here is the full report published for the launch event on Wed 28th June 2017 in the House of Lords hosted by Baroness Butler-Sloss and presented by the Revd Dr Carrie Pemberton Ford, of CCARHT in Cambridge.
Download ‘Behind Closed Doors’ PDF version

Press Release 23rd June 2017

a service and exhibition to honour the contributions of African and Caribbean Servicemen took place in the New Testament Church of God, on Sunday 2nd July 2017

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They Also Served 

Remembering the contribution of African Caribbean soldiers in WW1

For the centenary of WW1 a service and exhibition to honour the contributions of African and Caribbean Servicemen took place in the New Testament Church of God, Handsworth, Birmingham with 600 people present on Sunday 2nd July 2017.

In the presence of the Lord Mayor, Bishops, local church leaders, representatives who served in the Armed Forces and young people, Regimental Standards were presented and prayer was offered. Presentations were made in video, poetry, dance, and song, to honour the soldiers, some of whom were named. The address was given by the Rev’d Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Speaker’s Chaplain in Parliament and a Chaplain to the Queen, and an exhibition, book and video were provided for all guests. 

To see Bishop Joe Aldred, staff member at Churches Together in England for Pentecostal and Multicultural Relations, interview Dr Angelina Osborne, Project Director for ‘They Also Served’, and Revd Prebendary Rose Hudson-Wilkin about the Service.   https://vimeo.com/224028656

More information: www.theyalsoserved.co.uk

New Film & Book about the L’Arche community

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Summer in the Forest (PG)

 A new film in the cinema from June 23rd, about Jean Vanier, founder of L’Arche, a Body in Association of CTE.

The film is a story about our search for love and true friendship. It is a moving portrait of life at a community where God’s love for the vulnerable is lived out. And in a remarkable reversal of conventional wisdom it shows that the answers we crave can be found among some of our most marginalised people.

Like countless others Philippe, Michel, Andre and Patrick were labelled ‘idiots’, locked away and forgotten in violent asylums, until the 1960s, when the young philosopher Jean Vanier took a stand and secured their release – the first time in history that anyone had beaten the system. Together they created L’Arche, a commune at the edge of a beautiful forest near Paris and a quiet revolution was born. Now in his 80s, still at L’Arche and revered by some as a living saint, Jean has discovered something that most of us have forgotten – what it is to be human, to be foolish, and to be happy.

Damaris Media has produced a Companion Booklet to accompany the film, which explores the themes, issues and characters seen in it. This will be available as a free download from the film’s website at www.summerintheforest.com

Watch the trailer for the film Summer in the Foresthttps://youtu.be/wLf1rx2RPrE