Events and Workshops

In this Events section you will find details and booking links for the workshops, the Modern Slavery Conference, and  individual church or deanery activities in the mission field.  Many are being delivered by leaders and experts and so early booking is recommended in order to avoid disappointment.


June:

16th : Modern Slavery Conference, 10.30am-3.30pm (refreshments from 10.00am) at Christ Church, Beckenham.  This is part of our Freedom from Slavery Campaign. 

        Our Speakers:

  • Bishop James Langstaff, the Bishop of Rochester.
  • Bishop Alastair Redfern, the Bishop of Derby, who has campaigned in the House of Lords and in his own diocese to raise awareness of modern slavery and improve support for the survivors.
  • Caroline Virgo, Project Officer for The Clewer Initiative,  will give a national perspective on how dioceses across England are responding.
  • Lys Ford, a Partnerships Officer from The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority, will share how they are  responding to labour exploitation in the UK.
  • Lara Bundock from the Snowdrop Project will share about her work supporting survivors of modern slavery.
  • Mark Bailey, Strategic Partnerships Director of Hope for Justice, will give an insight into how they are responding.
  • There will also be Workshops with some of our Speakers,  opportunities to network and a Q&A session.

This event will be a key date for those wanting to work in the diocese to respond to modern slavery, and for those who want to understand more.  It is free of charge and there will be a lunch break with refreshments (tea/coffee etc) but note that lunch will not be provided so do please bring a packed lunch.  

Early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.  Please register now to make sure you can attend:  https://rochestermodernslavery.eventbrite.co.uk


July:

2nd Bishop James and representatives from the Illegal Money Lending Team, our Credit Unions, CAP Centres and LifeSavers will sign the Zero Tolerance to Loan Sharks Charter at 10:30am at Bishopscourt by invitation only.


September:

20th: CAP (Christians Against Poverty) Church Information Day with with Maureen Eastings and her Team from 10:00am - 4:00pm. This is part of our Freedom From Debt and Freedom From Addictions Campaign. Please book here


October:

6th The Recovery Course Annual Conference 2018 with founder Justyn Larcombe,  10am-3pm at Tonbridge Baptist Church.     This is part of our campaign: Setting The Captives Free:  Freedom from Addictions.  

Join others who are passionate about recovery from addiction at this year's Recovery Course Conference.Enjoy worship, teaching, training, workshops, seminars, fellowship and refreshments, and hear what's happening here in the UK and further afield.

RecoveryTwo is a Christian charity established to reach those suffering from the effects of addiction.   For further information please visit https://www.recoverytwo.org/conference   ​E: info@recoverytwo.org  W: www.recoverytwo.org  FB: www.facebook.com/RecoveryTwo

To book click here

11th:  Transforming Lives For Good (TLG)  Workshop with Regional Leader Cathryn Read, 7pm – 9.30pm.  Please book here


November: 

3rd: WLTDO? (Who Let The Dad’s Out?)  - Reaching out to Fathers in the Community, a workshop with Area Representative for Kent and E.Sussex Graeme Warwood. Event will start at 10am till 12noon

To book please click here


On Demand

Kent Community Wardens: The Community Wardens will deliver 30-minute ‘Stop Scammers’ talk to raise awareness about scammers, at church events or groups in Kent on demand. For information please contact jacqueline.fuller@kent.gov.uk

Talking The Good News: Caroline Clarke will give this 4 session faith-sharing Course on demand. caroline.clarke@rochester.anglican.org Minimum number; 15 people.

If you would like to arrange a letterbox drop of the Stop Loan Sharks postcards in your community, or have a  talk from the Illegal Money Lending Team for a deanery synod, Event, etc, please contact caroline.clarke@rochester.anglican.org  Minimum number 20 people for the talk.




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