“If we want to help change history and promote real development, we need to hear the cry of the poor and commit ourselves to ending their marginalisation”
– Pope Francis.
How do we serve a world that has become increasingly isolated from religion but also plant the seeds of our mission?
The National Cathedrals Conference ‘Different Country: Different Church’ is a four day event where key players from English Cathedrals will gather in a supportive place to draw breath on recent global and national change, and exchange wisdom on the challenges and opportunities for the future direction of the Church and society.
Our cathedrals have weathered difficult and turbulent times in the past. And we will again – but only through collaboration. Under one roof we will take the long view together, we will discuss and work on a strategic vision which will steer the future direction of our cathedrals. We’ll also look at issues which require more urgent action from climate change
This is a place for cathedral clergy, lay staff and chapter and council members to take stock. A renewing retreat, time for wisdom gathering, learning and exchange. An environment to develop cathedrals’ important roles as places of prayer, inspiration, education, challenge and debate. An opportunity to leave feeling deeply refreshed, strengthened and energised.
Over four days delegates will experience a programme packed with learning and networking. Programme topics include understanding of communal trauma, how cathedrals can open themselves up to diversity, and learning about the new Cathedrals measure.
Speaker videos, presentations and documents now available.