Bishop Nick will give his perspective on the diocese's strap line, 'Loving. Living. Learning" at Ripon Cathedral on Thursday 16 March.
Dean of Ripon, the Very Revd John Dobson, says, "This evening event is intended for people from across the diocese, offering an opportunity to hear Bishop Nick as he shares his insight into the relevance of Loving, Living, Learning for the people and communities of this region.
"There will be time for discussion and 20 minutes of worship led by the Music Group from St Mark’s, Harrogate".
Bishop Nick says, “Our strap line, ‘Loving, Living and Learning’, is designed to make sense to those outside the church who wonder what we are about. Language about ‘Confident Christians, Growing Churches and Transforming Communities’ works well within the church as a guide to our vision and intention. It means little to those whom we wish to draw to Christ and his church.
"The strap line isn’t a constraint being imposed from on high, but rather just a simple tool – a lens through which to look at who we are and what we are about at every level of the diocese:-
We aim to:
Love God, the world and one another.
Live in the world as it is, but, drawn by a vision of something better, we want to help individuals and communities flourish.
Learn when we get things wrong, by listening and growing together.
Thursday 16 March at Ripon Cathedral
7.30pm Bishop Nick talks
8.10pm Questions and discussion
Posters (left) can be ordered (A4 & A3) from enquiries [at] leeds.anglican.org