The Diocese of Bristol is hosting two online conferences in May to begin its collective engagement with Living in Love and Faith (LLF).
The conferences will be led by the Rev'd Dr Eeva John, the Church of England’s Enabling Officer for LLF, and her team, and will be open to congregation members as well as clergy and those holding ministerial positions or other responsibility in the church.
Commissioned and led by the Bishops of the Church of England, Living in Love and Faith explores identity, sexuality, relationships and marriage, by studying the Bible, theology, history and the social and biological sciences.
The conferences run by the diocese will act as a launch for the LLF course and resources and provide guidance for parishes and communities on how to make best use of them. The half-day conferences will be held on Zoom and will run from 9.30am to 1pm, with a break, and will feature opening prayers and a closing blessing from Bishop Viv.
The aim is that the conferences will help attendees to:
- be clear about the purpose of LLF
- know what resources are available
- have experienced engaging with sample elements of the LLF Course
- begin to think about how to engage with LLF in their own context
- have any questions answered
- learn how to create safe and brave spaces for all people.
Dioceses across the country are engaging with LLF at different points this year, in preparation for contributing to a period of discernment and synodical decision-making in 2022. The Diocese of Bristol plans to focus on the Living in Love and Faith course from September 2021. More information can be found on the dedicated LLF section of our website.
Although the conferences mark a significant step in collective diocesan engagement, the Church of England’s LLF resources are available for individuals and churches to engage with at any time.
Please visit the links below to book - the event login will be sent to attendees nearer the date:
8 May 2021: Event has now ended.
22 May 2021: Living in Love and Faith Half Day Conference tickets