humbler church Bigger God w/c Friday 10th June 2022

Friday 10th June 2022 | Shut In Shut Out Shut Up: Sexuality 

Intersectionality is a way of describing how social categories (eg disability, race) combine to create overlapping systems of discrimination or disadvantage. In this 4th series of Shut In, Shut Out, Shut Up we explore the intersectional experience of disability and neurodiversity, gender, mental health, sexuality, race and poverty. What are the key issues in the context of faith? What are our calls to the church?

Since 2012 the Living Edge conference has held space for disabled and neurodivergent people to gather, to resource each other and the church. It's a partnership between St Martin in the Fields and Inclusive Church. These HeartEdge events share some of this experience, providing new space to ask challenging questions. Join us for more honest conversations.

16:30 (BST) | Zoom | Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/shut-in-shut-out-shut-up-tickets-275653155007?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=escb


Sunday 12th June 2022 | Theology Group 

The St Martin-in-the-Fields and HeartEdge Theology Group provides a monthly opportunity to reflect theologically on issues of today and questions of forever with Sam Wells.

Each month Sam responds to questions from a member of the congregation of St Martin-in-the-Fields who also chairs the session and encourages your comments and questions. This month is chaired by Eddie Grove. Eddie Grove is a native of Long Island, New York. He moved to London in the Autumn of 2021 and is working at a law firm in the City. In his free time, he enjoys country walks, skiing and sampling cuisines from all over the world, especially foods from the Middle East and North Africa. 

We'll be looking at 'what is the purpose of prayer?'

19:00 (BST) | Zoom | Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/336314986177


Monday 13th June 2022 | Music and Liturgy for Communion/Eucharist

Andy Salmon (North West Co-ordinator of HeartEdge and Rector of Sacred Trinity Church) will give tips about creative liturgical resources for the Eucharist/Lord's Supper/Communion/Mass/ Breaking of Bread (whatever you call it!) whilst Andrew Earis (Director of Music at St Martin-in-the-Fields) and the Manchester HeartEdge Choral Scholars will share musical resources to help freshen up your communion experience. We will be broadcasting on St Martin's digital platform but people are also welcome to come in person to Sacred Trinity. We'll share the video afterwards but would love to have a few people with us.

18:00 (BST) | St Martin's Digital Platforms and in-person at Sacred Trinity, Manchester | Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/music-and-liturgy-for-communioneucharist-tickets-320661817127


Tuesday 14th June | Sermon Preparation with Sam Wells and Sally Hitchiner


16:30 (BST) | Livestreamed here.


Wednesday 15th June 2022 | Community of Practitioners workshop

Email our Sheppard Scholar, Shaun on shaun.obrien@smitf.org to register and receive a Zoom link! 

We're reading Sam's book, Improvisation and are currently enjoying chapters eight and nine! 

Sam's book 'Improvisation' can be bought here.

16:00 (BST) | Zoom Meeting


Friday 17th June 2022 | Shut In Shut Out Shut Up: Race

Intersectionality is a way of describing how social categories (eg disability, race) combine to create overlapping systems of discrimination or disadvantage. In this 4th series of Shut In, Shut Out, Shut Up we explore the intersectional experience of disability and neurodiversity, gender, mental health, sexuality, race and poverty. What are the key issues in the context of faith? What are our calls to the church?

Since 2012 the Living Edge conference has held space for disabled and neurodivergent people to gather, to resource each other and the church. It's a partnership between St Martin in the Fields and Inclusive Church. These HeartEdge events share some of this experience, providing new space to ask challenging questions. Join us for more honest conversations.

16:30 (BST) | Zoom | Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/shut-in-shut-out-shut-up-tickets-275653155007?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=escb


SEPTEMBER | humbler church Bigger God conference

Tuesday 27 & Wednesday 28 September 2022
Venue: Ascension Church, Hulme Manchester 

This September HeartEdge welcomes Scottish hymn writer and Church of Scotland minister John Bell, Anglican priest, poet and feminist theologian Rachel Mann, Global South theologian Anderson Jeremiah and many other exciting contributors, for a two-day conference: “humbler church, Bigger God” – a gathering of the HeartEdge community in Manchester (27 & 28 September 2022).

The programme also includes Andrew Graystone, Grace Thomas, Molly Boot, Kathy Versfeld, Anthony Reddie, Azariah France-Williams and of course, our own Sam Wells. There will be many other contributors, and every participant brings their own insights and perspective.

On the Tuesday evening the Conference will include, in partnership with the Church Times and SCM press, the annual Theology Slam.

The HeartEdge Conference is a practical, two-day intensive of ideas, theology and connecting. It includes workshops on enterprise and commerce, launching cultural projects, developing congregations and sustaining community response, plus time to make connections and find encouragements. This two-day intensive will pack in lots and prioritise practical input and resources.

Some of the sessions will happen in other community venues in Hulme or around the City Centre.

Further information

Further information is available from: andy.salmon@smitf.org.

Ticket Prices:

Early Bird £110 (before 30 June)
Full price £150
Under 25 £75
Day rate:

Early Bird £55 (before 30 June)
Full price £75
Under 25 £35

For tickets go to: https://bit.ly/3s8wACW 

We don’t want ticket prices to be a barrier to anyone coming so get in touch if you think they may be.

Accommodation

For those wanting accommodation for the conference, Luther King House is offering rooms at the reduced rate of £40 a night single (£50 a night double or twin) including breakfast. Limited availability. To book, email reception@lkh.co.uk or call 0161 224 6404 and quote ‘HeartEdge Conference’.