National Estate Churches Network

Estates Evangelism Task Group Live Stream!

The Church of England’s Estates Evangelism Task Group (EETG) is gathering representatives from Church of England dioceses and key organisations working with estates churches for a conference next week and we would like you to join us online!

There are three live streamed keynote addresses that will be available to everyone via NECN’s YouTube channel.  Why not head over there and subscribe to the channel and set a reminder for the streams?

Keynote 1: Rosie Hopley – Working on the Margins

Live 2:45pm – 3:45pm Monday 29th November 2021

Rosie will be sharing her story of working with women in the sex trade in Bristol.  She will also be talking about the lessons she has learned about raising leaders up from the margins.

Rosie Hopley is founder and former CEO of the Christian charity Beloved, co founder of a social enterprise LoveWell, and co founder of Bristol prayer gathering Vision for the Vulnerable.

In 2011, Rosie began to research ways that women in indoors prostitution might be supported. Together with a small team of volunteers, they began visits to women in Bristol massage parlours in April 2012. In 2015, Rosie began exploring employment pathways out the sex industry. In 2018, LoveWell held its first workshops with vulnerable women. Most recently, cohorts of women have joined the social enterprise’s six- month Work Well training and employment programme.

Rosie is passionate about gospel transformation and development of people. She enjoys learning about God’s reconciling love and writing. Recent articles have been featured in Woman Alive magazine, as well as blogs for the Church Mission Society and the Unreached Network.  She is currently an MA Theology student with the Church Mission Society, studying African Christianity.

Prior to Beloved, she ran her own communications, PR and research business, mainly working with government bodies, NHS and private healthcare organisations and Universities.

Live stream here.

Keynote 2:  The Archbishop of York, Most Revd Stephen Cottrell

Live 7:15pm – 8:15pm Monday 29th November 2021

Stephen will be talking about the Church of England’s vision for estates churches.

Stephen Cottrell came to faith as a teenager through the work of youth organisations in his local church.  After a brief spell working in the film industry, and at St Christopher’s Hospice in South London, he began training for ministry at St Stephen’s House, Oxford, in 1981. He later studied for an MA with St Mellitus College.

Serving his curacy in Christ Church and St Paul’s, Forest Hill, south London, in the mid-1980s he was priest-in-charge at St Wilfrid’s, in Parklands, a council estate parish in Chichester from 1988 to 1993.

He then moved to West Yorkshire, as Diocesan Missioner and Bishop’s Chaplain for Evangelism in the Diocese of Wakefield and in 1998 he also became a member of Springboard, the Archbishop of York and Canterbury’s team for evangelism. In 2001, he was called south to become Canon Pastor of Peterborough Cathedral and three years later was consecrated as Bishop of Reading. He became Bishop of Chelmsford in 2010 and served there until 2020 when he became the 98th Archbishop of York.

A founding member of the Church of England’s College of Evangelists, he also chairs the Board of Church Army.

Stephen is married to Rebecca who is a potter. They have three sons.

Live stream here.

Keynote 3:  Chris Lane and Hana Amner – Church Planting on Estates

Live 9:00am – 9:45am Tuesday 30th November 2021

Chris Lane is a church leader at Langworthy Community Church in inner city Salford, having planted the church in 2004 after helping to start an Eden Project in partnership with The Message Trust. He is chair of trustees for LifeCentre Salford which is a community hub that works across the city providing essential services for people who are in need. Chris is also a Tutor in Theology at Emmanuel Theological College and has a national role as Tutor for Pioneering and Planting at St Mellitus College. He is the author of Ordinary Miracles, a reflection on the work in Langworthy over the past 20 years, and an upcoming book Not Forgotten, due for release in June 2022.

Chris is married to Esther and they have three children.

Hana, AKA “Creative Priest” is an Artist based in Saltney, Chester. She also lives out her vocation as a Pioneer Priest in the Church of England. She plants creative spaces of welcome for the local community.  As an artist she make art that seeks to provoke thought, discussion and action around faith, society and culture.

Live stream here.

Why not join us online and join in the conversation?

These sessions will be streamed live on NECN’s YouTube channel.  If you can’t join in live, they will be available for later viewing.

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