Forward in Hope

X Where and when?

Central Hall Westminster, in the centre of London . . . Saturday, 28th January 2006 . . . 12.00 noon to 3.00 pm (doors open 11.00 am)

X What is it?

A day of prayer and reflection before the General Synod meets in February to consider the shape of the legislation for women bishops – including the legislation to provide for those who will in conscience be unable to accept the consecration of women.

X Do I need a ticket?

Admission will only be by ticket. Tickets (unreserved) are available only from either by telephoning

0870 8955566

or by going to

Tickets are not available from Forward in Faith.

X How do I get there?

Central Hall is in Storey’s Gate, Westminster, just across the road from Westminster Abbey (and Church House!). The nearest Tube Station is St James’s Park which is on the District & Circle Lines.

Those coming by coach should visit the Transport for London website

for information on coach parking etc.

X Why should I be there?

It is vital that we send a clear and unambiguous message to the Synod; only a proper, equitable, structural solution by Measure will suffice. Two thousand people in Central Hall on 28th January will be able to do just that! The Church is, quite simply, at a Crossroads!

X What is the programme?

We will pray together in a simple and dignified Act of Worship, and we will hear from a number of speakers.

These will include the three Provincial Episcopal Visitors (who write about Forward in Hope on page 9), Fr Jonathan Baker, the Editor of Consecrated Women?, Fr Paul Benfield, a member of FiF’s Legal Working Party, Fr Alan Rabjohns, the Chairman of Cost of Conscience, Bishop Lindsay Urwin, Emma Forward, the youngest member of the new General Synod, and Fr David Houlding, the Chairman of the Catholic Group in Synod, Sister Anne Williams and, of course, the Bishop of Fulham.

X What else do I need to know?

Refreshments will be available in Central Hall from 11.00 am until 12.00 noon, and again for 30 minutes after the event has finished at about 3.00 pm.

You can of course bring your own food, but it may not be consumed in Central Hall.

Everybody present at Forward in Hope will need a PEN. Please be sure to bring one (that works!) with you.