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The Parish of Christchurch. Christchurch Priory, St George at Jumpers, St John at Purewell

HeartEdge Wessex

Last updated Saturday, 24 September, 2022

We are excited to be involved in this ecumenical initiative originating at St Martin -in-the-Fields in London.  We are exploring how the principles of HeartEdge - Compassion, Culture, Congregation & Commerce - can be used in relevant ways, helping churches to be at the heart of their communities, while being with those on the edge.

Autumn lecture series - online or at St Martin in the Fields

Revd Dr Sam Wells, Vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields, writes:

The pandemic and its aftermath have been a time of profound soul-searching for many, not just about the shape of their own lives, but about the nature of existence. But at St Martin’s we’ve found this to be a time of awakened or reawakened faith for a lot of people, and our circle of engagement has grown. What is the truth about all things? What sense can we make of that which fits such truth – and that which doesn’t? I’m looking forward to exploring some of the deepest questions of all with a wide range of contributors and a lively audience throughout this autumn.

The series takes place at St Martin-in-the-Fields with a live audience in the building. The lectures are also live-streamed. The suggested price for tickets is £10 to cover our costs, but free tickets are also available so as not to exclude anyone who would like to come. ALL ARE WELCOME.

Full details Here


On May 17th we hosted an initial day conference with contributions from Dr Sam Wells, the national HeartEdge team, St Martin’s Voices with Andrew Earis and local speakers. 

The information slides shown on the day can be viewed below

or downloaded as a pdf (with active hyperlinks) by clicking on  Wessex slides

More information about HeartEdge can be found here