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    • Living in Love and Faith Study Day

      Bishop David looks forward to welcoming you to the study day next Wednesday, 13th January as we explore some of the resources produced by the Living in Love and Faith Project. Please see the covering email for details on how to register for the study day. Once registered, you wil be sent joining details. The Zoom room will be open from 9am and we ask you to log in by 9.20 so that we can start promptly at 9.30. The day will finish not later than 4pm. Please do not pass this link to anyone else. If someone contacts you to say they think they should have received the link please ask them to email sue.pakenham-walsh@winchester.anglican.org. The Team The day will be led by Dr Eeva John the Enabling Officer for the LLF Project. She will be joined by a team including: Andrew Goddard and the Rt Revd Dr Jo Bailey-Wells, Bishop of Dorking. In Preparation for the Day • Please read carefully the Pastoral Principles for Living Well Together • You might also watch the short video here • Please have a Bible to hand • Take a moment to read the LLF Commitments at the end of this email. We hope that these will set the context for our conversations During The Day • Please remember to mute your device unless you are in a small group or invited to speak. This is especially important in such a large gathering • The purpose of the day is for us to experience the resources available. The chat function will not be disabled but please do give attention to listening. In order to help us to do this there may be times during the day when we ask you not to use chat. • We would prefer to spend the day in one space. It is sometimes tempting to turn off video on your device and indeed it may be essential for some with poor broadband connection, but as a general principle we would like to see each other, so please leave your camera on if possible • We will spend some time in plenary, but also some time in small breakout groups • There will be opportunity to interact with the team as you engage with the material. Please email comments and questions on the day to mark.collinson@winchester.anglican.org. • We plan to record the day but of course small group conversations will not be recorded • There will be short breaks at 10.30am, 11.45 and 14.55. The lunch break will be at 12.45 until 13.30 Chaplaincy We are aware that the subject matter can stir up strong feelings. The following people are available as a listening ear during the day or for a short time afterwards. Please contact them by email and they will get back to you asap to arrange a phone call or Zoom. Revd Canon Jo Stoker: jo.stoker@basingstoketeamparish.org.uk Revd Trevor Lewis: revtrev@pastrowfamily.org.uk Revd Canon Christine Dale: cdale001@btinternet.com COMMITMENTS In our learning and meeting together we commit to…  holding each other before God in prayer  praying for the presence and guidance of the Holy Spirit in all our conversations  learning together from Scripture and from each other  enabling everyone to speak  making space for those whose voices have not yet been heard to contribute – but without putting people on the spot if they don’t wish to speak  avoiding interrupting each other, instead acknowledging what others say before moving on to have our say  keeping confidential anything personal that is shared  taking care about how we speak about others who are not in the room  looking out for and being sensitive to people’s feelings  giving each other time to reflect before sharing with others  taking time out as a group from time to time, offering one another an opportunity to say if there is anything in the discussion they have found difficult but haven’t been able to express  learning together how we can live more fully in the way of Christ. The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things. (Galatians 5.22-23) Read more

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