This year’s Rural Forum will be held online, with a morning to join together from across our rural communities as a response to the pandemic situation.
Our opening session will consider our understanding of grief and how we can respond to those experiencing it right now, exploring the following questions:
How do we understand grief?
How do we understand grief as Christians?
How can we support those who are grieving?
What would you say to someone experiencing grief right now?
With input from Corin Pilling, the UK director for Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries and Revd Simon Taylor there will be opportunity to learn and reflect, and take part in a Q&A session.
In the second session, Andy Gray, the diocesan Faith Sharing Enabler will explore how, in a rapidly changing world, do we love each other, our friends and our community meaningfully? Through an interactive and creative conversation Andy will ask:
What does it mean to love meaningfully?
Beyond serving, how do people experience the love we share from our churches?
What creative ways can we discover that makes loving others natural and encouraging?