The music planning group

Led by Kevin Huggett, Chaplain at Lancaster University (second from right above), who will be co-ordinating all the music, the music planning group consists of Anton Muller, the Forum Deputy Moderator and CTE staff member Ben Aldous. Throughout Forum they will use all the musical talent of delegates.

Kevin is a keen amateur musician and has worked in South Asia and in East and West Africa. He brings to the Forum his experience of encouraging young people to explore their creative gifts in the highly multi-cultural musical environment of Lancaster University.

The music planning group has now been in touch with those who have offered to help with music and have been sent a link to a pre-Forum Zoom gathering taking place at 7.00 pm on Tuesday 8 March. Queries about this should be addressed to Kevin – delegates should refer to their Excel sheet of Forum attendees for his contact details.

On Tuesday, the workshop ‘Discord and harmony reconciled: music as progressive dialogue’ is offered by the music planning group. In this context, Kevin will reflect on some of his experience of music in the face of conflict and community.

Tuesday morning prayer

On Tuesday morning prayer will be all together and will be led by Jordan & Wesley Henry two brothers from Coventry who are a Gospel duo and have a heart for music and ministry. They are members of the Church of God of Prophecy and made it to the semi-finals of the Voice UK 2021. They will be working with the Forum music team to prepare this morning worship. Contact them via e-mail, their website, Instagram or Twitter. Or phone them on 07454 543798. They are available for concerts, weddings, celebrations and anything else you may want.

Wednesday morning prayer

On Wednesday morning delegates will attend one of several worship options:

  • Orthodox Morning Prayer, led by Stephen Platt in the Tissington Room (Lakeside, ground floor)
  • Quaker meeting for worship based on silence, organised by Elaine Green in Derbyshire 3 (first floor). The leader will introduce the essence of Quaker worship and the centrality of silence.
  • Roman Catholic Mass in the Chapel, organised by Jan Nowotnik. Bishop Paul Swarbrick will celebrate Mass for the intention of Christian Unity.
  • Pentecostal and Charismatic worship in the Derbyshire Hall, led by Carol Clarke. She will lead a special time of worship in the presence of God. As we arise in this early morning of worship, we want to declare into the atmosphere praise and worship onto God. We declare hope in this broken world. Come let’s worship and celebrate together Jesus Christ, the one who is hope in a lost and broken world!
  • Worship in the style of the Iona community, led by Victoria Turner in the Main Conference Hall (the stand-alone building not the Derbyshire Hall).
  • Structured morning prayer in the Derwent Room (Lakeside, first floor) led by Paul Goodliff, CTE General Secretary, who will lead a said Morning Daily Office adapted for the Forum, and based upon the Wednesday Daily Office for the Order for Baptist Ministry, of which Paul is convenor and a founding member. It will include the New Testament reading from the Common Lectionary, and provide space for brief prayers from those attending, as well as shared prayers.

How do I make my choice?

On 9 February, those booked into Forum were sent the link to choose workshop and worship options.