Coach to St Thomas' Newcastle Launch Service

The St Thomas’ Newcastle Church plant will be having their launch service on October 6th at 4pm.

We are hoping lots of people from The Belfrey will go and support them so we are providing a coach service. It'll leave from Union Terrace Car Park at 1pm, and be back in York at 8.30pm

Tickets are £10

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Tearfund Update

As of the summer of 2018, the Belfrey became partners with Tearfund’s work in the diocese of Kitgum, in northern Uganda.
Tearfund has been working with the Anglican diocese of Kitgum since 2004, and have been mobilising churches and communities to address the issues of poverty they face on a daily basis. Tearfund’s work is primarily done through training and using the Bible as a catalyst for physical and spiritual transformation. Most importantly, the work asks local communities what they feel their needs are, and then work to mobilse the communities themselves. Their work in Uganda is referred to as the Churches Community Transformation project (CCT).
Since 2014, 28 churches in Kitgum have participated in the CCT programme. Tearfund has so far improved local awareness around HIV in these communities, prompted more to seek HIV services on offer and as a result reduced the rate of transmission in these areas. The project also saw increased church attendance, better inter-denominational relationships and empowered many individuals to begin to transform their community.
However, Tearfund want to expand the project to include all the churches in the diocese of Kitgum. The Belfrey is supporting this next step.
We are excited to see the future of our partnership and what transformations will happen in the churches of Kitgum!

We hope to take a team out to visit Uganda soon, and continue to build up relationships with the individuals helped directly with CCT.
For the latest update on the diocese, see here:

Season’s greetings from the Diocese of Kitgum - Connected from Tearfund
The team at the Diocese of Kitgum send Christmas greetings and wish you all the best for the festive period. Read what they are thankful for this year, and how you can be praying for them too.

The Belfrey’s Tearfund ambassador – Beth Kelsall (

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Christian Selvaratnam

We are excited to say that St Hild College have just announced that from the beginning of September, Christian Selvaratnam will be working for them as a half-time Director of Church Planting and Revitalisation. This role will allow St Hild to offer specialised training in church planting to equip the next generation of church planters. This will also include specific work supporting Resource Churches in the North of England.

To take up this role Christian has resigned from his current job at Alpha International, after 15 years. This change does not affect his role at G2.

More details about the new role can be found here -

I'm sure you'll join us in congratulating Christian on this strategic appointment for the North.

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