Year of Faith 2024

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As we continue to build our lives grounded in prayer we seek to encourage everyone to get to know their Bible so that we can learn to live a more Christ like life. Being confident in our Bible marks us out as people of the Christian faith who share our light and point to the hope and love that Jesus offers to all. 

As part of living out our values in every corner of our diocese, Bishop Richard calls us in 2024 to grow together in our faith. This invitation is offered to everyone.  There are events, teaching and study days to join in and opportunities to create your own too either as a school community, church or as part of a small group, or in the quiet of your home. 

Bishop Richard will also be encouraging all churches to do the Bible Course together in the summer term after Easter, though you may choose to do this earlier in the year, perhaps as a Lent Course.

We continue to pray that across communities, villages and towns of our diocese, more lives will be transformed and that more people will come to know Christ.

The key events for the Year of Faith begin in January 2024 

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Growing confidence in the word of God - St. Laurence's Church, Ludlow
(This is a Bishop's Teaching event)
Saturday 10 February 9.30am to 1pm 

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Hereford Passion Play - Hereford Cathedral
Friday 8 March

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Hereford Passion Play - Hereford Cathedral
Saturday 9 March

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Bishop's Study Day 1 - Craven Arms Community Centre
Thursday 14 March - 9:30am - 3pm

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Growing confidence in the word of God - St Paul's, Tupsley
(This is a Bishop's Teaching event)
Saturday 23 March 9.30am - 1pm 

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Spiritual Question Time @ Ledbury St Katherine's Hall, Ledbury
Thursday 25 April 7pm - 9pm

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Growing confidence in our Christian faith - St Mary's, Ross
(This is a Bishop's Teaching event)
Saturday 11 May 9.30am - 1pm 

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Spiritual Question Time @ Kingsland Church
Tuesday 14 May 7pm - 9pm

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Spiritual Question Time @ St Peter's Hereford
Tuesday 11 June 7pm - 9pm

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Growing confidence in our Christian faith - St Michael and All Angels Ledbury
(This is a Bishop's Teaching event)
Saturday 13 July 9.30am - 1pm 

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Growing confidence in our Christian faith - venue TBC (Bridgnorth Deanery)
(This is a Bishop's Teaching event)
Saturday 5 October 9.30am - 1pm 

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Bishop's Study Day 2 - St Peter's Church, Hereford
Thursday 24 October 9:30am - 3pm

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How can I join an event?

To join any of our Year of Faith events, please visit the relevant month on the events section of our website and register your details.

Do watch this space for further details and please regularly visit our events page for more updates.  Events are advertised regularly in our weekly eNews, do sign up to receive this email update from the Diocesan comms team

 

How do I create an event in my church?

You can create an event of your own. We encourage churches to advertise their events in all the usual places. If you are looking for ideas and inspiration, don't forget to update your website or Church Near You webpage or contact the communications team for more help, support and guidance on promoting events in your church. 

How can I advertise my event?

The following are ways to help you advertise your event locally: 

A Church Near You / Your Church website

List your onsite and online prayer events on AChurchNearYou.com.

Print / Email

Don't forget to add events to your social media pages and any printed or email newsletters, magazines or pew sheets. You can also share any event taking place in our diocese on our Events in Hereford Diocese Facebook Group

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What resources are available to help small groups?

There are a number of useful resources available to help you with our small group prayers. We are encouraging churches to explore the nationally recognised Bible Course written and produced by the Bible Society.  There are many other resources and teaching programmes available online.  If you need support or advice, why not drop us an email

What resources are available for Young People and Schools?

Our Education team are producing resources to support schools and colleges with leading and learning more about the Bible as well as how to incorporate into National Curriculum standards. 

Our intergenerational team are available for advice and support on working with Messy Church, youth and young people church groups.  Please email Kathy or Lizzie.

 

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