What's on and where
More Tea Vicar Thurs 13th June 7pm - 9pm
An opportunity for Church ministers, pastors leaders and other church workers to equip themselves with tools and resources to support other leaders or members experiencing or engaging with Mental health Issues. This evening together will offer practical support and guidance to church leaders and workers across the Christian denominations to promote and nurture the spiritual and mental health of the whole church community so that they are able to reach out effectively to the communities they serve.
“More Tea Vicar?” Recognises that Church Leaders & workers can be just as challenged with mental health issues with many facing immense levels of stress and anxiety.
The evening will begin with a time to connect with one another over a light buffet supper together. This will be followed by:
A Biblical View of Mental Health The Revd Anton Müller, County Ecumenical Officer, Churches Together in Lancashire
A personal stories from leaders and workers
Lancashire MIND how we can help
Time to talk - sharing experience and wisdom
Elaine Storkey Monday June 24th 7.30pm
An Evening hosted by the Bishop of Blackburn at Bishop's House. Elaine Storkey explores the question "Is Christianity Dying in the West?" Include a light supper. Booking is essential via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dr-elaine-storkey-explores-is-christianity-dying-in-the-west-tickets-61987176313
Elaine Storkey Tuesday June 25th 7.30pm
Another opportunity to explore the question "Is Christianity Dying in the West?" This event is at Lancaster Priory. Booking can be direct to The Priory or via Eventbrite:
Elaine Storkey Weds June 26th 7.00pm
Elaine Storkey speaks from her latest book Scars Across Humanity: Understanding and Overcoming Violence Against Women
Burnley and Pendle Faith Centre.... note it is 7.00pm!!
Every three seconds, a girl under the age of 18 is married somewhere across the world usually without her consent and sometimes to a much older man. Combining rigorous research and compelling personal testimonies, Elaine Storkey investigates the different forms of violence experienced by women across the globe today. From female infanticide and child brides to domestic abuse, prostitution, rape and honour killings, violence against women occurs at all stages of life, and in all cultures and societies. How and why has this violence become so prevalent? Elaine Storkey examines the answers that are commonly offered, including theories based on evolutionary psychology and the rise of patriarchal power structures. She also considers the role that religion can play for good or ill in the struggle against this universal injustice.
Elaine will give a presentation and lead a discussion on this vitally important issue. Copies of Scars Across Humanity will be available on sale
Book via Eventbrite here: