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Summer of JAEC

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Posted by Ros Clarke, 23 Jun 2020

Instead of our usual residential conference, this year we are excited to offer a 'Virtual Summer of JAEC'.

How can we be faithfully Anglican as we contend for the gospel in the church today?

We’ll need to understand what the church is, how it is governed and structured, how we worship together, and how we pray. At this year’s conference we will be doing that by exploring the essentials of Anglican ecclesiology, Anglican liturgy, and Anglican spirituality.  Each main session will have a follow up, either in a guided discussion time or in the optional seminars, helping us to ground the principles in good practice and to apply them to contemporary debates. Other seminars will help us see our place within the global church, and focus on specific stages of ministry and life.

We’re delighted to have James Hughes (Vicar of St Alkmund’s Duffield), Mark Smith (Dean of Clare College, Cambridge) and Mark Pickles (Director of the Northwest Partnership) leading our three main sessions on Faithful Ecclesiology, Rich Liturgy, and Deep Spirituality respectively. Bishop Graham Tomlin will be giving the conference Bible Reading from Daniel 6 and 9.

These four sessions will be held on Tuesday 1st September and Wednesday 2nd September as Zoom events. Conference delegates will need to register in advance for these sessions, and will also be able to sign up for seminars happening over the summer.  There is no charge for the conference. However, if delegates wanted to make a donation to Church Society, that would be very much appreciated.

While we are disappointed not to be able to enjoy the fellowship of time together, we hope that our plans for a ‘Virtual Summer of JAEC’ will enable many more people to benefit from this year’s programme, and we pray that it will serve to foster wider and deeper relationships among evangelical Anglicans at these early stages of ministry.

Register now for the Summer of JAEC


Pastoral Charge from Titus 2
Lee Gatiss
When: July 20th, 8pm
Where: JAEC Facebook group, Church Society website and YouTube channel
Who: This event will be open access, with no registration required.

1. Planning a service, August 4th, 2-3pm on Zoom
Mark Smith is Dean of Clare College, Cambridge and is currently involved in an international project to develop new liturgical resources for global Anglicans

2. Getting through a BAP, August 5th, 8-9pm on Zoom
Phil Moon is vicar of Bishop Hannington Church, Hove and a Bishops’ Adviser.
Charlie Skrine is Associate Rector of St Helen’s Bishopsgate and an Assistant DDO in the Diocese of London

3. Why consider ordination in the Church of England? August 10th, 8-9pm on Zoom
Mark Burkill is vicar of Christ Church Leyton, a member of the Church Society Council and a trustee of ReNew

4. The challenge of curacy, August 12th, 11am-12 noon on Zoom
George Crowder is vicar of St John’s Over and Regional Director of Church Society in the north. He will be joined by Philip Sowerbutts, vicar of Castle Church, Stafford and Ian Chidlow, curate at St Mary’s Cheadle.

5. Planning an all-age service, August 18th, 2-3pm on Zoom
Helen Morrow is Families and Community Worker at Holy Trinity Church, West Bromwich.

6. Ministry life and family life, August 18th, 8-9pm on Zoom
Wallace and Lindsay Benn have many years experience of combining ministry life and family life.
Where: Zoom
Who: Delegates who have registered for the main conference will be invited to sign up for as many of the seminars as they like. Recordings of the seminars will not be publicly available.

Main event
Each session will include a talk, discussion in small groups, a Q&A slot, and time to pray.
1. Faithful Ecclesiology
James Hughes
When: 2pm, Tuesday September 1st
Where: Zoom
Who: Delegates who have registered in advance

2. Rich Liturgy
Mark Smith
When: 3.30pm, Tuesday September 1st
Where: Zoom
Who: Delegates who have registered in advance

3. Deep Spirituality
Mark Pickles
When: 2pm, Wednesday September 2nd.
Where: Zoom
Who: Delegates who have registered in advance

4. Bible Reading: Daniel 6, 9
Graham Tomlin
When: 3.30pm, Wednesday September 2nd.
Where: Zoom
Who: Delegates who have registered in advance

During the main event, there will also be opportunities for fellowship, prayer, fun, and the buying of many books, as well as BCP Morning Prayer each day.

Following the main event, we plan to hold a series of short workshops applying the teaching from the keynote papers. Full details of these are yet to be confirmed.
1. Episcopacy, Lee Gatiss
2. Laity, Ros Clarke
3. Local partnerships, George Crowder
4. Daily offices, tbc
When: Dates and times tbc.
Where: Zoom
Who: Delegates who have registered for the main conference will be invited to sign up for as many of the workshops as they like.

There will be no charge for this year’s conference, but if delegates are able to make a donation towards the costs of running the conference, we would appreciate that.

Register now for the Summer of JAEC

About JAEC
This conference aims to help us be more effective as Anglican evangelicals, making the most of every opportunity to reach the lost for Jesus, build up the church through his word, and send workers into God’s harvest field. If you or your spouse are in Anglican ministry, lay or ordained, and at any stage from exploring ministry through to a first incumbency, you are warmly invited to JAEC.

Ros Clarke is Associate Director of Church Society

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