Added on 16/10/2012
The Dublin and Glendalough Diocesan Growth Team has launched its new website. The Diocesan Growth Forum website can be found at www.growthforum.net. The site aims to gather all the elements from the hugely successful Diocesan Growth Forum which took place in The High School, Rathgar, on 6 October 2012.
While that forum was attended by 250 people from all over the dioceses, the website will allow the talks and stories delivered at the forum be seen and heard by a far wider audience. The videos can now be shown at events organised by parishes or rural deaneries.
The site has been launched in response to feedback received by the team which suggested that many who attended the forum wanted to share the experience and information with others in their parishes.
So far, the video of keynote speaker, George Lings, is up on the website along with that of Canon Neil McEndoo of Holy Trinity, Rathmines. The remaining speakers’ videos will be added in the coming days. Slides and text of the presentations are also available online.
To further facilitate discussion and sharing of ideas a new facebook page has also been created. It can be found at http://www.facebook.com/DiocesanGrowthForum.
The growth team has also sent out its first newsletter to those who provided their email addresses at the forum. To sign up for the newsletter please click here.
The Diocesan Growth Forum was attended by clergy and lay people from throughout the United Dioceses of Dublin and Glendalough. Organised by the Diocesan Growth Team, the forum aimed to address the challenges faced by the church and examine opportunities for fresh expressions of church within the dioceses.
Delegates heard from Revd George Lings of the Church Army Centre in Sheffield and heard stories of how other parishes are doing things from Canon Neil McEndoo and Revd Rob Jones in Rathmines, Dublin, Canon Roly Heaney from Redcross, Glendalough, Revd Adrian McCartney of Boring Wells in Belfast and Revd Jackie Bellfield, a Methodist minister in Warrington.
For further information please contact:
Diocesan Communications Officer
Dublin & Glendalough