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. 


April:

11th: Anna Chaplaincy and Dementia Workshop with Dementia Specialist Project Officer Julia Burton-Jones, 10:30am – 2:00pm at St Augustine’s Church, Slade Green. To book click here

24th:  24th April:   The Recovery Course Workshop  with founder Justyn Larcombe, 7.30pm – 9pm (Refreshments from 7.15) This is part of our Setting the Captives Free Campaign:  Freedom from Addictions. Click here to book

 


May:

8th:  The Princess Project Launch event from 10:00am - 12:00pm at Christ Church, Luton
To book please click here

26th

Raising Awareness of Domestic Abuse – Causes, Impacts and The Future, with Peter Williams from  Kent Community Domestic Abuse Programme (CDAP) 10.30am-4pm. (refreshments from 10am)  Please bring a packed lunch.

This Workshop will cover the following areas:

  • What is Domestic Abuse, and  society’s approach to the Perpetrator, Survivor and  Children who may be involved.
  • Helping the male perpetrator change his behaviour: CDAP Change Programme.
  • Working with female survivors:   the Freedom Programme and the Recovery Tool Kit.
  • The Domestic Abuse Youth programme and educating young people in what a healthy relationship looks like.
  • Supporting Male Survivors.

 Peter will be joined by a male who has been through CDAP to explain the impact it has had on his life, a female survivor who has experienced the Freedom Programme and the Recovery Tool Kit, and a male who will share his story about how he dealt with the abuse.

Click here to book  This is part of our Setting the Captives Free Campaign: Freedom from Addictions.


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:

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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