Sat, 22 Jan|
Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church
Two:23 January 2022 - In Person
Join us in person at Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church for our January 2022 meeting.
Time & Location
22 Jan, 14:23 – 17:00
Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, 235 Shaftesbury Ave, London WC2H 8EP, UK
About the event
Our next meeting back at Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church in central London is at 2.23pm on Saturday 22nd January 2022 and all are welcome.
We are delighted that our speaker will be the Rev’d Steve Hilton, who will be speaking on the theme of shame. Steve is Curate at Manchester Cathedral and became aware of shame in his own life in the early Noughties when he came out. While he was training for ministry he began a research project exploring the lived experiences of gay men living with HIV and it soon became clear that shame (particularly toxic shame) was becoming a major theme. In June 2021, in collaboration with the Open Table Network, Steve interviewed Nathaniel Hall from 'It’s A Sin’ about his early experiences in his local church around the time he was diagnosed with HIV.
Steve has sent a message to us: "I’m really looking forward to being with Two:23 in January. Talking about shame is hard because shame itself dislikes being explored - sometimes even saying the word can make us feel ashamed! But my prayer is that gently and kindly, we’ll explore together how we might begin to transform shame in our own lives as we come together to worship God. Thank you so much for inviting me into your space.”
Arrive any time from 2pm and the meeting will start at 2.23pm.
If you have been before and would be able to help us welcome people on the day, that would be wonderful - it would involve turning up at 1.30pm for a short briefing. Please tick the relevant box when you RSVP.
Please wear masks inside the building, and if you can test yourself before coming along that would be great. If you have symptoms on the day, please stay at home. You can also watch the meeting live, or catch up on it later, on the Two:23 website - www.two23.net