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Rev Lyn Weston hosts engaging A-Level Religious Studies workshop - 09/02/2018

On Tuesday 6th February 2018, we were pleased to invite Rev Lyn Weston, missioner for the Diocese of Chester, to University Church of England Academy (UCEA). Rev Lyn Weston came in to talk to our Year 13 A-Level students about how the Church of England seeks to engage non-regular church goers through Fresh Expressions, Mission and Evangelism and New Church Movements. 

Having attended a Chaplains meeting at Chester Cathedral, Mr Shelton (Head of Religious Studies at UCEA), met Rev Lyn Weston and was really impressed with her vision and passion for breaking down the barriers of the traditional church.  Whilst preparing the revision content and the concluding section of the A2 course for the A Level group, Mr Shelton felt inviting Rev Weston to meet the students would be the perfect way to conclude the subject. 

Mr Shelton said: “I was really pleased to welcome Rev Weston to University Church of England Academy.  Following really positive feedback from Rev Shercliffe’s visit earlier in the year, I thought it was important for our A-Level students to meet someone else to broaden their understanding of Christianity today.  Rev Lyn Weston inspired them to think about the church, as presented by Messy Church and Café Church, and encouraged them to think about how the church is still relevant today.  It’s really important to have the support of Chester Diocese with topics like this, and I look forward to further working with other members of the Diocese in bringing real life experiences to our students.” 

Jen Starkey, A Level Student at UCEA, said: “Rev Lyn Weston touched on new areas of the topic and we understood the subject more clearly, she also gave us enough time to digest the information.  Asking us deeper questions at the end of each section really helped us understand in greater detail.”