Rt Revd Ruth Worsley, Bishop of Taunton to give keynote address at the Be:Inclusive workshop, is a morning of discussion and reflection on what it means to be inclusive in our churches, in our neighbourhoods, in our lives.
Said Simon Bale, Inclusive Church ambassador for the diocese, said: “We all recognise that the Church should be inclusive. It is the basis of the gospel message that God loves everyone. There are no exceptions, no conditions, no subclauses. And yet, so often we notice that we exclude. For all kinds of reasons, and with all kinds of ‘justifications’.
“Be:Inclusive is a morning of sharing how we might ‘be inclusive’, more obviously, more intentionally. We are very pleased that, as well as delivering a keynote address, Bishop Ruth will also be leading our discussion. We hope that many others will join in, as well, of course! Being inclusive is not a once for all thing. It is a way of looking at the world that changes every time we encounter someone. Each time we encounter someone we need to be inclusive. The Be:Inclusive morning will help us explore this idea and, we hope, encourage greater and deeper inclusion.”
The session will take place from 10am until 1pm at The Old Deanery, Wells, with lunch provided. It has been organised by Revds Sharon Eldergill and Simon Bale, supported by Revd Bob Callaghan, national co-ordinator of Inclusive Church. Simon and Sharon are the Inclusive Church Ambassadors for the Diocese of Bath and Wells. You can find out more about Inclusive Church on the national web site.
To sign up for the day, please visit the eventbrite page