Briefing Meetings take place four times a year.
We usually have one or two invited speakers to introduce a specific topic of current concern,
followed by questions, discussion and contributions from members.
Meetings start at 2·0pm (please aim to arrive by 1·45pm) and finish by 4·15pm.
This is an open invitation.
Venue for ordinary meetings:
The Library, Archbishop's House, 150 St George's Road, London SE1
|CHANGE OF DATE|
Thursday 11 May 2017
|Venue: The Library at Archbishop's House, 150 St George's Road, London SE1.
The topic for the meeting will be "A Sustainable Future for Europe", and the speaker will be Dr. Karl Falkenberg who was, until recently, Director General of the DG Environment at the European Commission, and is currently an EU Fellow at St Antony's College, Oxford. Prior to his service as Director General he was an EU trade negotiator for two decades.
The meeting will be on the same day as a service of Evensong to mark Europe Day, which will be held at St. Paulís Cathedral at 5 pm. Various members of Faith in Europe will participate in the service and the preacher will be Rt.Revd. Dr Christopher Hill, President of the Conference of European Churches.
The service will be followed by drinks in the Chapter House. Because of limitations of space in the Chapter House we have to make the drinks reception a ticket-only event. Tickets will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like to attend the service and the reception, please contact the Treasurer as soon as possible and, in any event, by 4th May. Everyone is of course welcome to attend the service whether or not they are attending the reception.
Hon. Treasurer: email: faithineurope[at]virginmedia.com or by post: 67 Cherwell Drive, Oxford OX3 0ND
|Thursday 13 July||The AGM of Faith in Europe.|
The topic for the Briefing Meeting following the AGM will be Germany, especially the future of Germany in the EU.
|Thursday 19 October||The final meeting of 2017 - details to follow|
|As usual after the presentations by our speakers there will be time for responses, questions and contributions from members; and of course if any member has something of importance to say on any other subject we will try to provide a space. If anyone would like to speak for a few minutes on a particular subject at the Briefing Meeting, please let Keith Jenkins know as soon as possible in advance.|