The Churches Visitor and Tourism Association’s 2019 Annual Symposium and AGM is taking place on Saturday 19th October in Central Hall, Oldham Street, Manchester M1 1JQ.
The theme is Open All Hours: for Whom? When? Why? Promoting the significance of church buildings for society in Britain today
The following speakers are confirmed:
During the morning we shall welcome presentations from:
Canon Michael Everitt, formerly Archdeacon of Lancaster and recently installed Canon Pastor of Durham Cathedral, who was due to make a presentation at the recent Diocesan Advisory Committee’s Conference on Reimagining Church Buildings;
Jakki Bavin, Mission Partnership development Worker in Sheffield Diocese, working with a number of parishes and clergy in central Sheffield particularly focusing on the involvement of the Church in regeneration projects;
Fran Bell, Church Development Officer in Lincoln Diocese, who will speak from a rural perspective on the significance of church buildings to communities;
The Revd. Dr. Sue Lucas, Team Rector based at St. Bartholomew’s East Ham, London working within a heavily multi-faith setting.
During the afternoon we shall welcome:
Alison Dalton, Church Related Community Work Minister, Building Bridges Project, Bolton, a partnership project between the URC, Methodist and Anglicans and a number of secular organisations working with different age groups. Alison will also talk about the trail for which she was responsible in Poole prior to coming to Bolton;
The Revd. David Ireland, Union Street URC in Oldham Town Centre which has experienced years of blight and failed development projects, now located in a multicultural setting with many challenges. In addition to being a minister David is also an architect and involved with Francis House Children’s Hospice
You can download the booking form here CVTA SYMP BOOK. FORM 2019.
Please do join us. You would be very welcome