Organisations are increasingly being asked to give an account of their work in terms of outcomes and outputs. Churches are no different. The presence and actions of a church have outcomes and outputs on those around them, but these can very often go unnoticed and can easily be undervalued. Community Needs Assessments, or Community Audits are a useful way in which churches can find out about their communities so that they can better serve them, as well as evaluate the impact they already have on their locality. Read more »
The Communities and Partnerships Framework of the Diocese of Canterbury is a member of the European Green Pilgrimage Network – Interreg and the Green Pilgrimage Network (GPN), a global network of pilgrim cities and other sites which are sacred to many different religious traditions. They are all united in sharing a vision “of pilgrims in all continents, and the pilgrim cities that receive them, becoming models of care for the environment and leaving a positive footprint on the earth.” Read more »
This annual business even takes place at the Detling show ground and is focused on creating opportunities for Kent organisations to do business, as well as bring the latest business insight and practical thinking to the community. Communities and Partnerships has had a presence at the fair since 2011, with the aim of making new contacts and interesting businesses to think about their corporate social responsibility.
The county show in July provides a wonderful opportunity for the two dioceses of Canterbury and Rochester to meet the people of Kent and to share the work that the Church is doing across the region. During the three days, the Churches in Kent Tent receives many visitors, and a team of chaplains goes out and about across the showground throughout the weekend to offer spiritual support if required, or just a friendly chat. The show is also the venue for the Kent is Delicious cookery competition, which is open to all primary schools across Kent.