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Saturday, 27 May 2017

HeartEdge: Catalysing Kingdom Communities

Sam Wells spoke to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland on 'Catalysing Kingdom Communities', the strapline of HeartEdge. HeartEdge is a growing ecumenical network of churches and other organisations working across the UK and overseas, initiated by St Martin-in-the-Fields. It helps churches deepen and integrate their cultural, commercial and community reach while building association and learning with those on the edge

Click here to hear Sam explore what it means to be faith communities that welcome and include in today’s world? The Moderator of the General Assembly chairs a special session which also includes the current Scots Makar, Jackie Kay. Also listen to Sam's talk at the launch of HeartEdge by clicking here.

HeartEdge is organising useful workshops and events across the UK tailored to your priorities. The next events are:

Start:Stop seminar

Wednesday 31 May, 1 – 4pm, St Stephen Walbrook. Learn about the genesis of Start:Stop (10-minute work-based reflections for people on their way to work) together with Revd Jonathan Evens, Associate Vicar Partnership, St Martin-in-the-Fields, and Priest-in-charge, St Stephen Walbrook.

An opportunity to discuss:
  • growing a new congregation;
  • engaging with working people;
  • ministering in the workplace;
  • communicating with busy people.

Great Sacred Music seminar 

Thursday 8 June, 12.50 – 4pm, St Martin-in-the-Fields. Learn about the genesis of Great Sacred Music (a 35-minute lunchtime sequence of words and music speaking to heart, head and soul) together with Revd Dr Sam Wells, Vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields and Andrew Earis, Director of Music, St Martin-in-the-Fields.

An opportunity to discuss:
  • growing a new congregation; 
  • engaging with music lovers; 
  • using music in mission; 
  • sharing faith insights with secular audiences.
Both seminars are free to HeartEdge members, £10 for others. Register with Revd Jonathan Evens at or 020 7766 1127.

At the Heart – On the Edge will explore mission by doing theology, sharing ideas, uncovering solutions and finding support. Hosted by Rev Dr Sam Wells, we'll focus is on:
  • Congregation –Liturgy, worship and day-to-day communal life – gathered and local
  • Commerce – Start and sustain enterprise to generate finance for your church
  • Compassion – Grow participation and volunteering to address social need locally
  • Culture – Use art, music and ideas to reimagine the Christian narrative in your context
Interested? Register for this launch event and what will be an inspiring, practical first conference.

HeartEdge | Building Kingdom Communities
  • A network of churches and organisations initiated by St Martin-in-the-Fields
  • For those working at the heart of commerce, culture and community
  • With those at the margins and on the edge
  • Building association, learning, development and resource
Taking place at St Michael’s Centre, 5 minutes walk from Bristol Parkway Station in the village of Stoke Gifford. Regular train services run to and from London, Cardiff, Birmingham and beyond. The site is less than 3 miles from the M4, the M5 and the M32 motorways. St Michael’s is 6 miles north of Bristol city centre, and well connected by bus, with cycle routes and by road.

Register for free to attend on the day - click on the green register

Learn more about HeartEdge here.


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