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Does the parish need saving?

08 November 2021

A Church Times webinar

Warnings that the parish is under threat date back decades, as far back as the early 20th century. But are claims that it is now being dismantled accurate?

As the C of E emerges from the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, exacerbating acute financial pressures in many dioceses, can the parish survive? And where does it fit in a mixed ecology, in which other forms of church are seeking to turn around decades of numerical decline?

This webinar was first broadcast in October 2021.



The Bishop of Ramsbury, Dr Andrew Rumsey, author of Parish: An Anglican Theology of Place (SCM, 2017)

The diocesan secretary of Bangor, the Revd Siôn Rhys Evans.

The Rural Dean of Haverstoe, and Rector of The Waltham Group, diocese of Lincoln, the Revd Kimberly Bohan.

The Rector of The Ascension, Hulme, the Revd Azariah France-Williams.

Canon Angela Tilby, Canon-of-Honour at Portsmouth Cathedral, and member of the Save the Parish network steering committee.

Chaired by Madeleine Davies, Senior Writer, Church Times.

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