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.

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.


Bishop's Day for Ministers: Living in Love & Faith

29 April, 9:30am - 12:30pm

How do questions about identity, sexuality, relationships and marriage fit within the bigger picture of the good news of Jesus Christ? What does it mean to live in love and faith together as a Church? Led by Eeva John, this event is an opportunity to learn about the vision and purpose of the Living in Love & Faith project and to explore some of the resources. Register here.