The Start of Spring: Our Updates!

In this issue of eNews:

Become a Mental Health Advocate in Your Parish

Our first training date is Saturday 7 May, 10 am - 4 pm, via Zoom.

We are well underway with our latest initiative to recruit twenty-five Mental Health Advocates around the diocese. These advocates will not be expected to address every mental health issue themselves. Instead, with a listening ear, they will lend a supportive attitude with the knowledge to signpost to further support and help: they will be someone able to respond.

Spaces are filling fast - could your parishes first Mental Health Advocate be you?

Read more and apply today.

Growing the Common Good Conference at the i360 on 17 May:

Explore how you can respond to challenges facing our churches and communities and work together for the Common Good at Together in Sussex ‘Growing the Common Good’ day conference.

Featuring key speakers from Church Urban Fund, A Rocha and Together in Sussex, tickets are £5 only and refreshments will be provided.

Book your tickets today here

By Rt Revd Adrian Newman

Church Urban Fund recently shared Rt Revd Adrian Newman's reflection on the war in Ukraine.

Discussing trauma, evil, action and honesty, read his article here.


"...Already the images overwhelm us and are seared on our consciousness.

We must, of course, resist evil. We must also love our enemies. That is an almost impossible line to walk at a time like this, but we have to try."

and more...