|Cathedral closed until further notice|
St Paul’s welcomes visiting preachers in December
03 December 2014
Sunday 7 December - Dr Elizabeth Henry
Archbishops' Council Adviser on Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns (CMEAC)
Sunday 14 December - Canon David Porter
Director for Reconciliation at Lambeth Palace
Sunday 21 December - The Reverend Les Isaac, OBE
CEO of the Ascension Trust, Co-founder of Street Pastors
Each will preach at the 3.15pm Choral Evensong service.
All are very welcome to attend.
|Dr Elizabeth Henry’s work sees her engage with race awareness issues in society at large. As part of CMEAC, she ensures the structures of the Church of England can better represent and serve its parishes. Elizabeth has worked in the USA where she tackled inequalities in nursing and public health. More recently, she has used her expertise in Africa and Asia working in international development, and in the UK working with public sector organisations, including the Metropolitan Police, London Underground, and Crown Prosecution Service. Elizabeth was Chief Executive Officer of Race on the Agenda (ROTA), a social policy and action research charity that focuses on race equality and issues affecting Britain's Black Asian and Minority Ethnic communities through providing both voice and representation.|
|Canon David Porter works on the Archbishop of Canterbury’s staff, seconded from Coventry Cathedral where he remains Canon Director for Reconciliation Ministry. David’s role is to make a powerful contribution to transforming the often violent conflicts which overshadow the lives of so many people in the world. He supports creative ways for renewing conversations and relationships around deeply held differences within the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. He has served on the Northern Ireland Civic Forum, as well serving as a member of the Northern Ireland Community Relations Council. An experienced community relations activist, peacebuilding practitioner and community theologian he has thirty years experience in regional, national and international faith based organisations.|
|Les Isaac moved to the UK as a child, growing up in north London. He experienced gangs and street violence, becoming a Rastafarian in his search for hope. Then in his late teens Les became a Christian. This radical life changing experience inspired him to seek ways to engage with the same hard-to-reach communities that he came from. He has been a minister for over 30 years and is currently an associate minister of the Christian Life Fellowship in Greenwich. He is CEO of Ascension Trust which he founded 20 years ago and was awarded an OBE for his work there. Les founded the Street Pastors Initiative in response to the growing concern for the problems of gun and knife crime, binge drinking, gang culture, loneliness, violence and fear within our communities.|