National Day of Reflection 2022, Coming Together in Hope: A Service of Reflection at New Life Wesleyan Church - Birmingham
For National Day of Reflection, taking place on 23 March, New Life Wesleyan Church in partnership with The Ubele Initiative and The Majonzi Fund will be hosting Coming Together in Hope: A Service of Reflection.
There will be limited in person capacity at the church so pre-booking is essential. The service will also be Live Streamed via the Wesleyan Church UK YouTube channel.
The National Day of Reflection is a day to support the millions of people who’ve been bereaved during the pandemic and to reflect on the lives of the people we’ve lost.
We are holding a special service to support and uplift the Black communities affected by Covid-19 as well as those who have been bereaved during the pandemic.
“As Christians from a range of different churches, we felt that it was important to mark this day and reflect with those who have been bereaved during this time.”
— Reverend Cassius Francis, Wesleyan Holiness Church
“Grassroots community activities like the National Day of Reflection are so important in reaching out across communities, giving a voice to those who are experiencing inequality and have been affected disproportionality by the pandemic.”
— Patrick Vernon OBE, Majonzi Fund, Broadcaster and social activist
This service will include readings from pastors from across the African Diaspora, including the UK, Nigeria and the Caribbean. Intergenerational readings, prayers, poems and songs. The service will also include activities to support the community in the reflection process, including a roll call of names of those who have died during the period of the pandemic.
Hosted by Reverend Margaret Daley, parts of the service will include contributions from Black Voices UK, Jennifer Laurent-Smart, Israel Olofinjana, Rosemarie Mallet, Seth Pinnock & A New Thing, Joe Aldred, Richard Reddie, Mike Royal, Patrick Vernon, and more.
For many, the deep trauma of losing loved ones during covid is still very real. We need to come together, in our communities and as a nation, to acknowledge the lasting pain and create a legacy of compassion.
How to join this service:
Church Location: New Life Wesleyan Church - Birmingham, Holyhead Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, B21 0LA
Doors open at 18:30 and you are requested to be seated by 19:00.