Living in Love & Faith

In November 2020 the Church of England published a landmark set of resources drawing together the Bible, theology, science and history with powerful real-life stories as it embarked on a new process of discernment and decision-making on questions of identity, sexuality, relationships and marriage.

Christians in Hereford Diocese are being invited to “listen and learn together” using the Church of England’s Living in Love & Faith resources looking at these questions.

They include a book, study guides, podcasts and a powerful series of real-life personal story films.

We hope that most churches across our Diocese will have run the Living in Love & Faith course by the end of 2021. People who have done the course will be invited to offer feedback by completing a survey. The feedback will be discussed at a national level in the Church of England in 2022 with a view to discerning a way forward together. You can  view the LLF timetable here.

 

Where do I get the resources?

To access all the resources please visit the Living in Love & Faith website.  There are some printed publications available to purchase via Church House Publishing

How do I run the course?

If you decide to run the course in your church or group please let us know, we are offering formal training and support and have appointed advocates in each Deanery to help you with planning. 

Who can I contact?

If you would like to get in touch Revd Canon Chris Pullin has been appointed by the Bishop of Hereford to lead our process and will be happy to answer any questions you may have about Living in Love & Faith, please email him here

Who do I speak to if I have concerns?

We have a team of advocates supporting people across our Diocese in each Deanery area.  These individuals will be able to signpost you to the most appropriate support including counselling, raising a safeguarding concern or an opportunity to chat to someone in confidence about any concerns you may have about the subject matter.  The full list of our deanery advocates is in this document

 

What are the next steps for rolling out LLF in Hereford Diocese?

Our deanery advocates will be looking to support rural deans and parishes by encouraging small groups and they will also be looking to facilitate small groups online.  If you have any questions about how to engage please get in touch Revd Canon Chris Pullin

 

How do I leave feedback about my experience of an LLF small group?

We are keen to hear feedback as part of the discernment process. You can leave feedback about your experience of taking part in a small group discussion on Living in Love and Faith by completing our online form. If you would like to provide more detailed feedback and talk to someone about your experience, please contact: Revd Canon Chris Pullin, LLF Lead Advocate for Hereford Diocese.