Birmingham 2017

Programme

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If you are not registered for the weekend, please note:
- The 5 city-centre prayers (in bold type below) are public church services, open to all.
- You are also invited to visit the Church at Carrs Lane on Saturday and Sunday for other activities open to you.

Friday 28 April 2017

- 4:00 - 6:30 pm Arrival and reception of registered participants at Carrs Lane Church Centre (directions [http://carrslane.co.uk/contact-church/]).
- Supper (served as people arrive)
- 7:30 pm St Martin in the Bull Ring: Prayer around the Cross (Song practice from ~6:45 pm)
- 8:30 - 9:30 pm Welcoming of late arrivals at Carrs Lane Church and first journey to host neighbourhood and accommodation

Saturday 29 April

(9-11 am Registered participants who could not come on Friday arrive at Carrs Lane Church Centre)
- Breakfast at accommodation
- 9:15 am Morning prayer in a church in the host neighbourhood
- 9:45 am Small group meetings in the neighbourhood, then travel to city-centre
- 11:45 to 12:15 pm Distribution of hot lunch and a meal packet for supper
- 1:15 pm St Martin in the Bull Ring: Midday prayer with biblical reflection by Rosalee Velloso Ewell, Director of the Theological Commission, World Evangelical Alliance
- 2:30-4:00 & 4:30-6:00 pm: various city-centre venues: choice of workshops, forums and visits
- 4:30 pm: St Chad’s Cathedral: participation possible in the first Catholic Mass of Sunday
- 7:00 pm St Martin in the Bull Ring: Prayer of the Light of Christ (song practice from from 6:20 pm) with words from Brother Alois.
Regional Church leaders and city-centre pastors and clergy are especially invited for this prayer which will be recorded for use by BBC Radio 4.
- ~9:00-10:30 pm: Social event in each host neighbourhood
- Return to hosts

Sunday 30 April

- Breakfast at accommodation
- ~9:30/11 am Sunday morning service in a church in the host neighbourhood, followed (or preceded) by meetings with local people and in small groups. Then travel to city-centre.
- 1:00-1:30 pm distribution of hot lunch and a meal packet for supper
- 2:30-4:00 & 4:30-6:00 pm various city-centre venues: choice of workshops, forums and visits
- 7:30 pm St Martin in the Bull Ring: Evening prayer (song practice from 7:00 pm) Dr. Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury, will speak on “Christian faith and friendship with those of other religions”.
- Return to hosts

Monday 1 May

- Breakfast at accommodation, then travel to city-centre
- 10:30 am St Chad’s Catholic Cathedral: Prayer of Sending out with words from Br. Alois
- Distribution of packed lunch.

16-18 year-olds may alternatively come for a one day programme, just on Saturday 29th (city-centre only).

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