to the Churches Together in Lichfield web site, which is a visible sign of the Churches' commitment as we seek to deepen our communion with Christ and with one another, and proclaim the Gospel together by common witness and service.
Our strength comes from people from different traditions and backgrounds, by exploring new ways to work and worship together.
Many churches, one purpose
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.
So we often need to work together, as well as co-ordinate the work we do separately. When we do, we are acting as Churches Together.
But being Churches Together means more than that. It means commitment by each church and denomination to deepen its fellowship with the others and, without losing what makes each interestingly different, to work with them towards a greater visible unity.
A New Book by Warren Bardsley - PASSAGE OF PLAY
When the author’s parents were persuaded by a cricketing relative to name him after a famous Australian Test batsman, a love affair with the game was born – a relationship which is described in this book. But it isn’t just a book about cricket. Commenting on the words of the great West Indian writer and politician, C.L.R. James, (“What do they know of cricket who only cricket know?”), Warren says, ‘Passage of play’ has been informed by that basic question: the conviction that cricket in a unique way, mirrors life and society, in all its varied aspects. In this book I have related significant events in my own journey through the lens of cricket. In the interaction between play and lived experience, both serious and light-hearted, I have been enriched, enlightened, challenged and inspired.’
The book will be launched in October. Published by Church in the Market Place at £9.99. Copies can be ordered from Warren either by phone (01543 255292), or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org)