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'Founded 1864 ... the Association has the following aim: To advance the Christian religion, particularly by teaching members of the Anglican and Orthodox Churches about each other ... The Association organises an annual Pilgrimage, an annual Constantinople Lecture, a summer Festival, as well as other events, which are open to members and their friends.'

'Seeks to foster and explore the dialogue between art, Christianity and other religious faith ... through events, publications, and consultation.'

'In our fast, shifting & global modern culture, relationships with the church community can be difficult to sustain. Add this to the life styles of creative artists which are often unstructured, solitary and transient and you discover a huge need for a community, one which understands the rigours of being on tour and away from home for extended periods, working when others are out "playing" and dealing with inconsistent work opportunities ... We are here to support, encourage, inspire and mentor each other as we seek to integrate our lives, Christian faith and artistic endeavours. Throughout the years ACG has run a great variety of events and created multiple opportunities which enabled our members to engage with each other and be encouraged in the pursuit of their careers.'

'The first Baptists wanted religious liberty to be free to worship God as they saw fit, not as prescribed by the Establishment of Church and State. To their credit, they argued that this freedom must apply to all, including those of other faiths (they knew and specified Judaism and Islam). Soon they extended their advocacy to other freedoms. At their best, Baptists are strong advocates for human rights. Baptists maintain their early principles: the Bible as primary guide to faith and action; the priesthood of all believers, not needing intermediaries to approach God (setting some apart as ministers but not as priests); the need to share the gospel; the competence of the local church to take decisions and act independently, while glad to work with other churches; the advocacy of religious liberty and other human rights.'

'An international and interdenominational educational charity working to develop multicultural and interfaith understanding and friendship locally, nationally and internationally. Its aim is to work for justice, peace and development. The focus is on listening to encourage awareness and action. It does this with a programme of special interest groups, conferences, international exchanges, work-camps, books and the magazine.'

’Founded in 1973 and formally launched at a conference in London in January 1976 as the Librarians’ Christian Fellowship, CLIS is an association of Christians working in libraries, information services and related fields.‘

'We are a network of people including research scientists in universities, commercial and government laboratories and hi-tech companies, engineers, theologians and philosophers, as well as students, school teachers, administrators and anyone interested in science and faith issues ...  There are local groups around the UK and Ireland which provide meetings for members and others, organizing public lectures, talks in local churches, study and prayer groups.'

'There are many different Christian churches and denominations, but all have the same basic calling – to worship God, to share the good news about Jesus Christ and to work for the good of all people. Churches Together in Britain and Ireland is the umbrella organisation helping to bring these Christian churches together under Christian unity.'

'Churches Together in England is the national ecumenical instrument supporting and encouraging churches from a wide range of traditions to work together in unity. With churches drawn from the Anglican, Catholic, Pentecostal, Charismatic, Orthodox and Lutheran traditions, as well as Free Churches, Quakers and others, we unite one of the broadest range of churches in the whole of Europe.'

'We're a network of preachers, some experienced and some new to the task, ordained and lay, from different denominations and traditions, drawn together by a shared belief that good preaching matters, who want to help each other fulfil their preaching ministry ... Our public events and seminars are open to preachers of all denominations. The list also includes events run by partner organisations.'

'Exists to promote the study of ecclesiastical and canon law particularly in the Church of England and those churches in communion with it. Amongst its activities the Society ... puts on an exciting programme of conferences and lectures bringing together lawyers, clergy and others who are interested in the area.'

'Home to more than 80,000 evangelical books as well as an archive for many evangelical periodicals. The EL collection includes the very best that historic and contemporary evangelicalism has to offer. Our sections on church history, doctrine and devotional reading, to name but a few, form part of a unique and irreplaceable resource – the finest in written evangelical spirituality.'

‘Our aim is to explain, from the Bible, the good news about the person and work of Jesus Christ to those who work in the Fleet Street area. We welcome people at any stage of  Christian understanding, whether you would call yourself a Christian or are simply interested in finding out more about the Christian faith.‘

The Object of The Unitariansi is 'to promote a free and inquiring religion through the worship of God and the celebration of life; the service of humanity and respect for all creation; and the upholding of the liberal Christian tradition ... Our congregations are autonomous, democratic organisations, led by the members. Each elects its own leadership annually and decide their own vision and plans. The culture and ethos of each congregation is unique, while belonging to our larger family. Some congregations are led by a minister appointed by the congregation, and others are led directly by the community'.

'We are responsible for our impact on God’s creation as a whole. Green Christian helps members to understand and relate these responsibilities to their faith. Members can then encourage others in their local church to think seriously about these issues. Green Christian was formed in 1981, and formally constituted in 1982 and supports Christians from all backgrounds and traditions.'

'The Huguenots were members of the French Protestant Church, many of whom, in the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, left their homes in France to escape persecution. More than 50,000 of these refugees came to the British Isles ... Four meetings are held in central London each year, at which a paper of Huguenot interest is read and an optional tea or dinner is available, giving members an opportunity to exchange their ideas.'

''The London Lectures in Contemporary Christianity, inaugurated in 1974 at the initiative of John Stott, were "designed to stimulate Christian thinking on some of the burning issues of the day". The lectures sought to reflect and exemplify the "double listening" – to the word and to the world – for which John became known. Following John’s death in 2011, several bodies close to John’s heart, some founded by him, agreed to seek to honour that legacy of double listening through an annual lecture – the John Stott London Lecture – organised by representatives of All Souls Langham Place, A Rocha, Langham Partnership, and the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity.'

'We are inspired by Martin Luther King’s vision of equality, justice and peace and seek to be a small part of making that dream, and the dreams of our students and faith communities, a reality in our world. In keeping with that vision of working together for the good of all, we have a strong tradition of colleges for ministry training working together, sharing academic programmes, worship and life together, and this continues to this day.'

Details of 'the MWRC Lecture, an annual major scholarly event in Manchester which includes a paper read by one or more of the Fellows of the Centre'. Enquire about attendance - and to other events which might be open to all.

'Through the Montgomery Trust you can invite nationally renowned lecturers in apologetics to speak at your event free of charge. The Montgomery Trust was set up by Sir Alexander Montgomery to promote lectures "in explanation and defence of the Christian religion with a view to removing difficulties widely felt in the way of faith and to demonstrate the reasonableness of theistic belief". It exists to bring the insights of renowned academic and scientific minds to anyone seeking to understand faith more deeply.

'Founded in July 1974 to promote research into the history of the Roman Catholic Church in the north eastern counties of England – a geographical term which is taken to cover the eastern half of the country between the rivers Tweed and Humber ... The interests of the Society extend from the mediaeval period to the recent past and cover all aspects of the Church’s life – biographical, cultural, institutional, architectural and sociological. Each year, the Society arranges a programme of five afternoon talks between autumn and spring, and two coach excursions to places of Catholic interest in the northern region during summer.'

Founded 1962: 'The Society aims to encourage an informed interest in the life and work of John and Charles Wesley, in Methodist history in general, in chapels and their architecture, and in the broader patterns of English religious history, especially in the counties of Northumberland, Durham and Cleveland. Spring and Autumn lectures are held each year in various venues throughout the north east, and there is an outing in the summer months. Non-members are welcome'.

'OCMS exists to convene practitioners, scholars and leaders in creative and prophetic dialogue, and one way we do this is by fostering spaces where scholarship and practice interface for mutual learning.'

'The Book of Common Prayer (BCP; also known as the Prayer Book) is the traditional service book of the Church of England, and is central to its faith. Compiled in the sixteenth century by Thomas Cranmer, and modified in 1662, the Prayer Book remains at the heart of our worship, and is the official doctrinal standard of the Church of England, as well as of most other Churches in the worldwide Anglican Communion.'

'From its very beginning the Society was made up of the three churches which held the Presbyterian Order in Ireland. These are the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, the Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church of Ireland and the Reformed Presbyterian Church of Ireland. This is still the position today. As the home for thousands of printed and manuscript items it is the first port of call for anyone interested in the history of Presbyterianism in Ireland or in tracing their Presbyterian roots ... Society Activities include ... arranging lectures at which papers on subjects relating to Presbyterianism are delivered and discussed. Field trips and visits to places of historical interest are also arranged from time to time.'

'An independent educational charity whose mission is to "promote the study, practice and improvement of music in Christian worship". We support churches, musicians, and church communities of all kinds, by ensuring that they have access to the relevant support, training and education resources to sustain them now and into the future.' The RSCM organize occasional series of Lunchtime Lectures: 'Covering a variety of aspects of sacred music, our experts will each deliver a lecture of approximately 45 minutes followed by a Q&A session to allow direct audience engagement'.

 

'The Strict Baptist Historical Society was formed in 1960 to promote an interest in the history and stand for Scriptural truth maintained (through God’s grace) by Strict Baptists; and also to bring into being a central repository where books, documents and other things of historical interest connected directly or indirectly with the rise and growth of Strict Baptists may be preserved for the benefit of present and future generations, in the fervent hope that the project will be for the glory of God and the good of His people.'  Organize an Annual Lecture, usually in the Spring.

'Founded in 1893 for the advancement of interest in the history of all branches of the Methodist Church ... The Wesley Historical Society Membership offers you: * A world class Methodist resource library; * Lectures by eminent Historians; * The Proceedings of the Society 3 times a year; * A Residential Conference; * An Annual Lecture and General Meeting for business, fellowship and information;  * Local Wesley / Methodist Historical Regional Societies in several parts of the British Isles.'

'Since 1947, the William Temple Foundation has sought to connect Christian social concerns to the realities of the secular world. We are a progressive organisation that seeks to engage a diverse range of religious and secular thinkers; working across disciplines including theology, sociology, economics and beyond. We connect clergy, church workers, community activists and policy-makers with accomplished academics, to learn from one another.'

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