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CALLED TO CHANGE - LOVE, RISK AND EXCLUSION: SOCIAL DISTANCE AND THE EUCHARIST

01 October 2020 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Justice and Community in Christian Living

Called to Change programme

Over the last six months our whole society has changed. The global pandemic has shown how much we human beings depend upon each other for our wellbeing.

When lockdown isolated us physically, we saw in stark ways how closely we are joined. We need each other for the basics of life (food, healthcare, shelter) and we also have profound emotional needs - for touch, presence and the blessings of community.

This autumn's programme explores our mutual dependence through a Christian frame, as a community, the Body of Christ, called to care for and about the world.

We start by looking at our joining as one Body through the Eucharist, and the challenges of our changed context upon long-established worship habits.

But we go on to explore other challenges to loving human community: the urgency of climate change, the ugly presence of racism, the cruelties on our doorstep of modern slavery and exploitative work.

Come and join us by Zoom on Thursday evenings (and one Sunday morning!) in October.

Booking is free. For the Zoom link, please e-mail Emma Jones, Mission and Learning Assistant: gro/lardehtacyle//senoj/e

Although each session is a stand-alone event, there are also other opportunities to explore if you want to go deeper.

And join us too for the livestreamed Eucharist on Modern Slavery Day, Sunday 18 October at 10.30am in Ely Cathedral, where Bishop Alastair Redfern, Chair of the Church of England's anti-slavery group The Clewer Initiative, will be preaching.
Please book your place for this Eucharist via our website from 9am on Monday 12 October: www.elycathedral.org/public-worship/sunday-eucharist-booking or watch online: www.elycathedral.org/public-worship/live-streamed-eucharists

 

Thursday 1 October, 6.30pm - 7.30pm
Love, Risk and Exclusion: Social Distance and the Eucharist

In conversation:

Mrs Sarah Armstrong Member of Christchurch, a lay-led church plant in Ely.

The Revd Dr Jenny Gage Minister for Social Justice at Ely Cathedral.

The Revd Devin McLachlan Associate Vicar at Great St Mary's in Cambridge and the Bishop's adviser on Interfaith Affairs.

The conversation is facilitated by Canon Jessica Martin. All Zoom participants will have an opportunity to join in the discussion in the second half of the session.

Going Deeper:

Canon Martin would welcome individual conversations with any interested participant for a piece of research on the Eucharist in a time of social distancing. E-mail: j.martin@elycathedral.org