A Big Week Ahead…

This is a big week for events in the UK with some of us disappointed that we are unable to be in two places at once!  So here goes…

Friday 6th July at 7pm – The Brenda Harrison Memorial Lecture at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square.

Brenda Harrison died in 2010 having worked for years for the full inclusion of LGB&T people in the Christian Church.  She was a former Convenor of Evangelical Fellowship and one of the first to sign up to Accepting Evangelicals back in 2004, as well as working with Changing Attitude and others.

The lecture is being jointly hosted by Courage, Evangelical Fellowship and Changing Attitude and the speaker this year is Rev Sharon Ferguson, the Chief Executive of LGCM and pastor of MCC North London.    For more information follow this link – Brenda Harrison Memorial Lecture flyer April 2012

Saturday 7th July – Christians Together at Pride

will be marching in the main Parade and holding a service of Welcome and Celebration at Bloomsbury Baptist Church.

Full information on the day’s events can be found at the Christians at Pride Website and the Welcome Service has been organised by Affirm – the Baptist Network.

Also this weekend, the Church of England’s General Synod

will be meeting in York and Benny Hazlehurst will be there to chat with General Synod members as part of the LGB&T Anglican Coalition group.  He already has a number of meetings lined up with Synod members and would value your prayers.

Although the continuing debate about women Bishops is going to dominate the formal agenda, the Bishops response to the Government on same-sex marriage has prompted a petition called ‘Not in My Name’ which will be delivered to the Archbishop of York on Saturday lunchtime.

For anyone who was unhappy with the Bishops response, the petition can be found at the petition website, and for anyone who would like to be there as the petition is presented, the organisers are inviting people to meet at the West Door of York Minster at 11:30am for the 2 mile walk to York University where Synod is meeting.  Full details from the petition website.

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