Future Church? Mission, spiritual ecumenism and the gift of the ‘other’

An invitation to the Churches Together in Somerset annual public lecture, delivered this year by CTE's Rev Dr Ben Aldous.

Tuesday 12 March at 7pm at Flourish House, 2 Cathedral Avenue, Wells BA5 1FD and also on Zoom.

Churches Together in Somerset hosts an annual public lecture on an ecumenical theme.

The 2024 event will be on Tuesday 12 March and be given by CTE’s Principal Officer for Mission and Evangelism the Rev Dr Ben Aldous. His theme will be Future Church? Mission, spiritual ecumenism and the gift of the ‘other’

Somerset County Ecumenical Officer, Canon Jonathan LLoyd, said “We are delighted that Ben will be giving our 2024 public lecture, as we engage with the vibrant interface between mission and ecumenism and where God is challenging us to be as church in the future.”

Rev Dr Ben is particularly interested in mission, ecumenism and intercultural theology. He spent 16 years in Cambodia and South Africa firstly as a church planter and latterly as a parish priest. He helps host and curate conversations amongst denominational church leaders with the portfolio of mission from across CTE’s 54 member churches. Ben is the author of The God Who Walks Slowly (SCM 2022) and ‘Lived’ Mission in 21st Century Britain (SCM 2024). He is a research fellow at The Queen’s Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education in Birmingham.

All are welcome and no ticket is required. You can also join by Zoom. To receive the connection details please contact Jonathan Lloyd by email.

Download a flyer for the event.

Catch up on last year’s Churches Together in Somerset public lecture Ecumenism Now; blood, sweat and tears… delivered by Bishop Paul Bayes.