Involvement in the Local Community
Our Church Warden, Nick Forknell, continues to serve on the Parish Council as Chair and is also Chair of the Neighbourhood Plan Group, created jointly with the adjacent Parish Council of Cofton Hacket. He aims to use the position in the community to enable stronger links to be formed between the Church Community and the area in which that group functions. If you’ve got any issues or ideas about the Parish, please feel free to contact him. Nick covers Monument Ward, which mostly includes Lickey but he also knows Blackwell.
Contacts: Nick Forknell – firstname.lastname@example.org
What is a fresh expression of church?
A fresh expression is a form of church for our changing culture, establishing primarily for the benefit of people who are not yet members of any church.
It will come into being through principles of listening, service, contextual mission and making disciples.
It will have the potential to become a mature expression of church shaped by the gospel and the enduring marks of the church and for its cultural context.
This definition is a bit of a mouthful but it does make some important points.
Remember that the incarnation happened when God became human through Jesus and immersed himself in human life. So ‘incarnational mission’ means being involved in the everyday lives of the people you are called to serve – involved in their context.
We record most of the sermons at Holy Trinity Church, Lickey and some from St. Catherine’s Church, Blackwell (when they have a different speaker). These recordings are now available on this website for you to listen to. Click on “Resources” then “Sermons” to access the list of recent talks. This will be particularly useful if you are not able to hear any sermon ‘live’ due to other commitments.