The next annual gathering of the Anabaptist Network of Communities (ANC) will take place on Saturday 8 March 2014 in Shadwell, East London. It's open to anyone who's interested and here's a taste of what's on offer.
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Food! will be the theme of the day (an ideal excuse to do some eating together) and our hosts E1 Community Church (E1CC) will be helping us think about elements of eating together: where we get our food from (with a particular emphasis on connecting with the earth from an urban context), how we share food, and hospitality. We're very excited that a
representative of A Rocha UK will be joining us to run a workshop on transforming derelict urban spaces, sharing the lessons they have learned from projects around Southall - and there'll be a chance for some hands-on community gardening. There'll also be opportunity to hear more about E1CC and how they eat and worship.
This is a great opportunity to get together with people from groups and churches which belong to the ANC and others who are interested in finding out more about Anabaptism and to hear some news from different ANC groups.
Children are welcome to join in the day's activities but there are currently no separate activities planned for them - please contact Sue Haslehurst as below if you have questions or concerns about this.
So, what about practical details?
Date: Saturday 8 March 2014
Start: Coffee and welcome from 10:00am
Venue: Glamis Residents Hall, 414 Cable Street (corner of Cable Street and Glamis Road), London, E1 0AF
Food: We plan to have a few people making soup during the day, so just bring a sandwich if you would like that with your soup! Tea, coffee & biscuits available all day.
Cost: The Anabaptist Network will cover the cost but welcomes donations on the day from those who are able to contribute. The anticipated actual cost per head is £10. If you can afford more, feel free to give more to cover the cost of those who need to pay less or not at all.
Booking: To help with planning and catering, please book in advance by emailing Sue Haslehurst (firstname.lastname@example.org
) no later than 22 February, or earlier if possible, specifying how many you are booking for, and any dietary requirements. (The soup will be vegetarian but please tell us about any other dietary requirements.)
Travel tips: Nearest station(s) Shadwell DLR & Overground; to plan your route & get an estimate of how long to allow, use journeyplanner.tfl.gov.uk & enter postcode E1 0AF as your To (& select Post code in the drop down list box below)
Parking: if you come by car, there is some parking on Johnson Street, and the roads around the St Mary's Cable Street (which is right opposite the hall)