Your City Your Space

 

‘Your City, Your Space’ is about to enter another phase – one that is still being written and one that may take us back to our roots of being more mobile.

It is with sadness that we have had to give up the unit in the Galleries, some things were not meant to be forever, some things are just for a season.  So much of the landscape has altered over the last year because of Covid-19 and with that have come changes that many have had to endure. We were fortunate to have been gifted the space in the Galleries as it has provided a wonderful space for us to build relationships and just be available to people. We want to thank the Galleries team for being so supportive and we are looking forward to the next chapter.

As we look forward, we want to continue to provide a space for conversation, of practical support and for quiet reflection. The need to develop and maintain a sense of consistency and familiarity is vital for developing and maintaining relationships.  So we shall be exploring how this can be achieved in the constraints of the current climate.

We will seek to create a space which reflect values of inclusivity and welcome and that provides people with an opportunity to engage creatively with faith in unexpected and unconventional ways and the love of  God can be demonstrated in practical ways.

We will still aim to be a place of quiet reflection for those who wish to come and decompress from the stresses of life, which are especially important as we emerge from this last year.
We will continue to be present to all people whatever their backgrounds or faith experience. We shall communicate our faith through all manner of creative ways not relying totally on the spoken and aim to encourage and foster a sense of curiosity and a space where people are free to explore and ask questions about God.

“Pioneering is the adventure of discovering, shaping, and articulating the gospel in a place previously untouched by established patterns of church and evangelism. Pioneering expects the emergence of a new church community and breaks the ground for the possibility of a new church to grow” (New Places for New People – Methodist Connexion Evangelism & Growth Team)