Anglicanism and Local Mission
We are an English speaking Anglican Church, part of the Church of England, which is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion.
Often we meet people, who may ask – what does it mean to be Anglican? Or, how is Anglican different from Reformed, or Roman Catholic or Pentecostal? Or what gifts or insights does Anglicanism offer to the wider Christian Church.
In 2016-2017, within the wider Chaplaincy, we are running a great course called Anglicanism: A gift in Christ, which seeks to answer these questions through DVD input and discussion.
Each session has an authority on that field teaching for 30-40minutes on DVD. As the DVD was recorded at a teaching conference, there is a further recorded 10-15 minutes of Questions and Answers from a panel . After that DVD input, we move into discussion about what we think and how we felt about the teaching and questions raised and answers given.
You can come along for every session or the ones which particularly take your attention.
The poster gives the exact titles across the entire year. We meet at Holy Trinity Utrecht Parsonage (which is beside the Church, number 26). Arrive before 8pm if you’d like a coffee or tea. Starts at 8pm and ends at 9.30pm. You do need to pay for parking…
Our May session, is on Anglicanism and Local Mission, from Dr George Sumner.
A review to give further flavour:
” George Sumner, principal of Wycliffe College in Toronto, helps give some perspective on the present moment by telling the story of Charles Simeon, one of the fathers of evangelical Anglicanism. The story of Simeon’s life and ministry, as Sumner tells it, is largely one of dynamic patience: although the church during his day had just as many troubles as in our own time (if not more, thanks to the popularity of Enlightenment Deism), Simeon stayed put in his Cambridge parish. His ministry there, through the impact he made on countless undergraduates and seminarians, as well as by way of the Church Missionary Society he helped found and the Simeon Trust, had a lasting influence that reverberated across time and around the globe.
Not surprisingly, Sumner sees helpful parallels between Simeon’s experience and our own, in the long-term change that can grow out of patient, faithful ministry, the nurture of promising young leaders, and the formation of churchwide societies like the CMS.”