If you are aged between 18 and 35, you could be part of a delegation from the Church of England to attend Paradise in the City: a festival led by the Chemin Neuf Community in Poland.
The Council for Christian Unity is offering 12 bursaries of 200 each for a delegation from the Church of England to attend Paradise in the City. We are looking for people who can communicate to Christians from other churches what the Church of England is about and why it matters, who have a deep desire to work and pray for Christian unity and who will be able to draw on what they experience at Paradise in the City in their faith and ministry. This is a rare opportunity to share with other Christians and experience other denominations.
The Archbishop of Canterbury will be one of the speakers at the festival, when he will be speaking about his faith and answering questions:
Please encourage people between 18 and 35 from your diocese to apply for these bursaries.
The total cost is 580 (with a 30 discount for registered students) including transport from England.
The dates are 17 to 26 July including travel.
There are up to 12 bursaries of 200 per head for those who will form part of the national Church of England delegation.
The Council for Christian Unity will be hosting a follow up gathering for the Church of England delegation at Church House in the autumn, which we expect all the delegates to attend. Travelling expenses will be paid for this meeting.
There will also be preparatory and de-briefing meetings run by Chemin Neuf details of which will soon be available.
To apply for a bursary, applicants need to send a letter to the Council for Christian Unity, explaining why they would like to be part of the national Church of England delegation to Paradise in the City and how they see that contributing to Christian unity, with the name of one referee, preferably the Priest in Charge or equivalent of the church they currently attend. The Council for Christian Unity will select recipients on the basis of their letter of application and references.
Applications need to be in by 15 May 2016. Please send applications to:
The Revd Dr Roger Paul
Council for Christian Unity,
Great Smith Street,
London SW1P 3AZ.
Tel: 020 7898 1479 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org