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Faith at Work Event, Droitwich

Droitwich Methodist Church
7.30pm, Wednesday 27 April

Faith at Work in Worcestershire (FWW) is a well-established ecumenical charity supported by the Christian churches of Worcestershire, across denominations, and provides workplace chaplains who visit businesses of all types, on a regular basis offering care and concern for people of all faiths and none in their place of work. Chaplains also visit public sector organisations including West Mercia Police and the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Fire and Rescue Service.

Most Chaplains are lay people motivated to put their faith into practice, who give varying amounts of time from a few hours to a few days on regular basis depending on their choice, availability and commitments. There is a training course and ongoing support to help them. Like much else, most chaplaincy had to stop during the lockdown periods but on return, as businesses restarted, the demand for chaplaincy services has increased with more people wishing to speak to chaplains and often in more depth.

FWW is launching Supporters of Faith at Work in Worcestershire (SFWW) at an event at Droitwich Methodist Church, 114 Worcester Road, Droitwich Spa WR9 8AN at 7:00pm for 7:30pm on Wednesday 27th April.

The theme is Re-engaging with the Economy. Sharon Smith, chief executive of Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce will speak about how business is re-engaging and the Rev Dick Johnson, development officer at FWW will speak about the how the church can re-engage. During the pandemic we all became very aware of the importance of “key workers” and recognised the vital importance of people in many sectors, care, food production, supply and retail to name just a few. Faith at Work has a mission to take Christian care to people in their place of work supporting and helping them as they deal with the challenges they face.

FWW hopes to attract individuals, churches and businesses to join together to support its work in the following ways.

  • To pray for the world of work and our work in it. FWW has a monthly online prayer meeting and provide a monthly prayer guide which individuals, groups and churches may use in their own prayers as well
  • To spread the word in their churches and businesses about what FWW does
  • To volunteer, as chaplains or to help with the organisation of events and fundraising.

The launch event is free of charge, but to help plan for attendance and refreshments, please register on line at https://sfww-launch.eventbrite.co.uk where more information is also available.

If you have any questions please phone the Faith at Work office on 01905 621 780 or Christopher Harvey, one of the Trustees of FWW on 07784 315 481

Shropshire Event: Regenerative Agriculture

LAND CARE: DOING THE GROUNDWORK

Come and join us for a day listening to farmers and landowners talking about their practical experiences of types of regenerative farming. How we can help land managers across Shropshire begin to rebuild the natural fertility of their soils, avoid drought and better manage flood risk, store more carbon in their soils (for which payments will soon become available) and overall farm more profitably?

This conference is funded by the Government's Green Recovery Challenge Fund.

The fund was developed by Defra and its Arm's-Length Bodies. It is being delivered by The National Lottery Heritage Fund in partnership with Natural England, the Environment Agency and Forestry Commission.

"REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE" WHAT IS IT AND HOW TO DO IT

To book your free ticket, email: conference@middlemarchescommunitylandtrust.org.uk

www.middlemarchescommunitylandtrust.org.uk

Download the poster here

A GUIDE TO CROSS COMPLIANCE

Comprehensive details of the cross compliance rules farmers and landowners must follow if they claim for the Basic Payment Scheme, a stewardship scheme or the English Woodland Grant Scheme in 2021.

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