National Inter Religious Affairs Adviser for the Church of England
The Revd Dr Richard Sudworth
Phone: 020 7898 1475
In 2018, The Rev Dr Richard Sudworth was appointed as the Archbishop’s Secretary for Inter Religious Affairs and the National Advisor for Inter Religious Affairs to the Church of England. Prior to this he was a parish priest in Sparkbrook, Birmingham. Richard has a PhD in Christian-Muslim relations and has written several books on interfaith engagement, as well as being a long-standing member of the Presence & Engagement Task Group.
Presence and Engagement National Programme Coordinator
Richard and Kat are supported by the Presence and Engagement task group. This group, which meets three times a year, is made up of Anglican interfaith practitioners from across the country. Drawing on a wealth of experience, they provide guidance on projects, share regional insights and help shape the future direction of P&E.
Presence and Engagement Centres
Based in the east end of London, CTC equips churches to engage with their communities. We work with congregations in deprived and diverse neighbourhoods – helping them to bear witness to the Gospel by care for their neighbours, action for justice and sharing their faith. CTC runs a range of local projects, including research, and enables reflection through events, publications and other online resources.
CTC also administers the Greater London Presence & Engagement Network (PEN) which covers all of the Greater London Boroughs. PEN is sponsored by the Dioceses of Chelmsford, London, Rochester, St Albans and Southwark to serve parishes and chaplaincies across the wider capital, enabling them to identify and share the resources which will best support Christians in their ministry and mission in multi faith contexts. We believe the experiences of local churches are among the best resources, and are an important gift to the wider Church.
The Centre for Theology & Community,
East Crypt, St George-in-the-East, 14 Cannon Street Road,
The Faithful Neighbourhoods Centre (FNC) exists to:
- Provide a space where people of all faiths and none can meet one another
- Resource Christians living in a multi-faith society
- Support people as they discover ways of working together to improve and strengthen their local areas.
The FNC is home to a range of projects and activities that reflect the centre’s commitment to bring together community regeneration and interfaith relationships. While each group is distinctive all staff at the centre collaborate on work and help to create a hospitable, friendly and welcoming environment. Dr. Andrew Smith, Director of Interfaith Relations for the Bishop of Birmingham is based at the FNC and runs the P&E program from the centre.
Faithful Neighbours (formerly Bradford Churches for Dialogue and Diversity) is an ecumenical centre for inter religious dialogue and social action which provides resources for churches in West Yorkshire and across the M62 corridor. It provides training courses for clergy and lay people on topics relating to living well as a Christian in a multi faith context, with an emphasis on Christian /Muslim Relations. Faithful Neighbours also hosts the Near Neighbours programme for the North of England.
Find out more: www.faithfulneighbours.org.uk
St Philip’s Centre is a Christian-led interfaith organisation based in Leicester, working to build understanding, respect, trust and cooperation among people from many different backgrounds. We work not only within Christian communities but across wider society and provide a safe space where difficult and complex issues can be discussed. Our work covers eight different areas:
1. Church-facing work: with Christians of all denominations
2. Education: for students and teachers in schools and colleges
3. Training: for the public and private sector, including the police and the army
4. Research: high quality, small scale projects
5. Community: including Inter Faith Week, Mitzvah Day and leadership development
6. International: enabling an exchange of ideas and best practice
7. Near Neighbours: funding and resourcing vital community projects across Leicester and Nottingham
8. Prevent: the only place in England where Prevent (part of the Government’s counter terrorism strategy, Contest) is based in an organisation other than a Local Authority
St Philip’s Centre Limited
2A Stoughton Drive North