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The St Mark’s Centre for Radical Christianity needs a Curator/Researcher

The St Mark’s Centre for Radical Christianity needs a Curator/Researcher

This is a temporary part time contract working to create an online resource for people who share the outlook and values of St Marks CRC.

St Mark’s CRC wishes to develop its online presence by gathering together resources and materials in an on-line library.  The topics will cover spirituality, liturgy and theology.  Where there is a lack of material in line with CRC thinking, there will be opportunities to commission new material. 

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Can you help PCN Britain fulfil its potential?

Can you help PCN Britain fulfil its potential?

Nominations are being invited for the role of PCN trustee.  At least two places will be available on the committee.

Being a PCN trustee makes you part of the team which steers the life of PCN Britain.  The role is both stimulating and influential.  On the one hand you will be part of key discussions about the role of PCN and what it means to be progressive.​  At the same time you may bring a particular area of interest or expertise.   

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Bishop John Shelby Spong’s final book is out soon

Bishop John Shelby Spong’s final book is out soon

It is called Unbelievable - Why neither ancient creeds nor the reformation can produce a living faith today

Jack Spong has been a regular visitor to the UK and many of us have been to hear him speak.  He is a leading Bible scholar and episcopal bishop from New Jersey.  His new book is published in the UK on 13th February and is already available to pre-order.  The RRP for the hardback is £18.99 but you should be able to get it slightly cheaper.  

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Progressive priest retires - an appreciation and a vacancy

Progressive priest retires - an appreciation and a vacancy

The Diocese of Worcester has advertised for a priest to follow Peter Knight who looked after three churches in the parish of Malvern Link with Cowleigh. Peter co-founded the PCN group in Malvern. One of his churchwardens, Martin Purser, looks back on his ministry.

Peter Knight arrived in Malvern nearly 13 years ago fresh from Long Lartin prison. He had of, of course, been the chaplain. His first act was to change things. 

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But what do you actually believe?

But what do you actually believe?

When people make enquiries of PCN Britain they sometimes bring a credal yarstick by which they seek to measure us.  Adrian Alker, the PCN chair, often gets called on to provide a reply.

When people ask us what PCN Britain stands for, we usually suggest they read our eight points, which are symbolised in our logo by the by the eight pointed star.  Or else we refer them to our set of four leaflets which expand on some of the themes raised in the eight points.  But sometimes enquirers are still not satisfied…..

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Fit for Phones - why this website looks different

Fit for Phones - why this website looks different

We have redesigned the site so that it’s easier to use on mobile phones and tablets.  Let us know what you think.

You may have noticed that most of the pages on this website now have a different feel.  The motive behind these changes is to make the website easier to use on mobile phones and tablets.  We had noticed a steady increase in visitors accessing the website using a phone or tablet and we decided it was time we show that we want them to have the best browsing experience possible…

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Progressing Spirit: Explorations on Theology, Spirituality and the News

Progressing Spirit: Explorations on Theology, Spirituality and the News

Our US partner, ProgressiveChristianity.org, is seeking to create an international society dedicated to the work and theology of Bishop John Spong

For 16 years Jack Spong published a weekly essay - developing themes around the theology and practice of progressive Christianity.  He is no longer able to sustain this level of work following his stroke last year.  However, the series continues and has grown in its ambition…  

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Supporting Refugees in the UK - Part 3

Supporting Refugees in the UK - Part 3

This series has so far been about helping refugees who come to the UK under their own steam.  Today Andy Vivian reports on the Government’s official Syrian refugee resettlement programme and how this opens a new avenue for volunteer involvement - as sponsors of incoming refugees.

You may have read about the government’s Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme.  This is the programme, initiated by David Cameron, to take 20,000 refugees by 2020, direct from refugee camps in the war torn region…

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Supporting refugees in the UK, Part 2

Supporting refugees in the UK, Part 2

How easy is it for individuals to provide hospitality and a welcome to refugees coming to Britain?  In the second of three articles Andy Vivian focusses on how to go about volunteering with refugees once they have been settled in your part of Britain.

After a refugee has gained their official status, they will still need assistance to find a permanent home and a guiding hand to help them settle in this country.   To this end there are many organisations which support refugees and most of them have a role for volunteers…

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