Life Events: Articles

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We've been hiding our light under a bushel for too long
The Church of England has something good to share with people and what’s more, people are genuinely looking for it and interested
Open We've been hiding our light under a bushel for too long

Warm contacts, wider contacts
Every week the Church of England is involved with around 3000 funerals, 2000 baptisms of children under 12 and 1000 weddings.
Open Warm contacts, wider contacts

Life Events make special memories
I recently read a report which explored the psychology of memory and decision making:  it seems we make future decisions based on past experiences
Open Life Events make special memories

Life Events Ministry and GDPR
A Life Event service is a wonderful opportunity to show the warmth of God’s love, and to welcome those who may not otherwise find themselves walking through the church doors
Open Life Events Ministry and GDPR

Stepping into the unknown
​​​​​​​Last week I was being royally treated by a diocese somewhere in England. Due to the pressure of time between presentations and meetings and our lack of local knowledge, there was only one option for a meal.
Open Stepping into the unknown

A Christmas Prayer for You
During the busy time over the Christmas season, Life Events continue. We offer this prayer, signed by Penelope Beschizza, for all those involved in life event services this advent and Christmas.
Open A Christmas Prayer for You

Introducing The Life Events Diary
The Life Events Diary (LED) is custom-built online software with the potential to radically streamline administration for baptisms, weddings, banns and funerals, and helps churches build lasting relationships with new contacts through life events, boosting mission.
Open Introducing The Life Events Diary

Building Bridges: What does follow up look like?
A quick look through my inbox reveals all the organisations that keep in touch with me – and some send me things in the post as well. National Trust, Tate Britain, Gloucester Cathedral, Trailfinders, plus all the useful things like insurance and utilities
Open Building Bridges: What does follow up look like?

A Life Events Prayer for the Summer
Use this prayer any time you wish over the summer, for yourself and all your colleagues, who will be meeting new people through Life Events all summer long.
Open A Life Events Prayer for the Summer

From stranger to friend: First encounters of faith journeys conference speakers
Wherever, and however we meet people, there are small things that make a big difference to how those new to church move from stranger to friend.
Open From stranger to friend: First encounters of faith journeys conference speakers

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