Please pray for our PCC as they decide on our response to the statements below.
We encourage you to go to the websites linked below and read, reflect, talk about and make your views known to the vicar, churchwardens or any member of the PCC.
INCLUSIVE CHURCH STATEMENT
We believe in Inclusive Church – a Church which celebrates and affirms every person and does not discriminate.
We will continue to challenge the Church where it continues to discriminate against people on grounds of disability, economic power, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, learning disability, mental health, neurodiversity or sexuality.
We believe in a Church which welcomes and serves all people in the name of Jesus Christ; which is scripturally faithful; which seeks to proclaim the Gospel afresh for each generation and which, in the power of the Holy Spirit, allows all people to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Jesus Christ.
The Parochial Church Council of St Mildred’s, Addiscombe will vote on whether to join Inclusive Church, stating our support for the Inclusive Church Statement and registering as an Inclusive Church on Monday 20th February 2023.
THE DIOCESE OF SOUTHWARK ANTI-RACISM CHARTER
The key principles of the Charter are:
An explicit theological understanding that God’s kingdom is multi-ethnic, and that it is through our baptismal covenant that we recognise and respect the dignity of every human being and our unity in Christ.
An intentional focus in our theological studies, liturgy, teaching, prayer, word and work to take strategic and practical actions to combat racism and inequality.
A clear strategy for increasing and sustaining diversity in our governance structures at diocesan and parish level so as to ensure representation and participation of people from diverse ethnic backgrounds at all levels of our organization.
Approved by Diocesan Synod on 13th March 2021.
The Parochial Church Council of St Mildred’s, Addiscombe will vote on whether to adopt the Diocese of Southwark’s Anti-Racism Charter on Monday 20th February 2023.
We encourage you to go to these websites and read, reflect, talk about and make your views known to the vicar, churchwardens or any member of the PCC.
This meeting is open to all and you are most welcome to attend.