Date and Time

Wed 07 Oct

  • October 7, 2020
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm



Singing Hearts?
Work, Identity and Calling
Wednesday 7th October
13:00 – 14:00.

I wonder how much your work has changed in the last six months – and how far any changes have felt a fit for you.  Looking forward, you may be aware of more change coming down the tracks as we all live through a season of uncertainty. As we recognise what energises us, equipping us to embrace the changes and challenges of this season, it’s helpful to ask ourselves, “What makes my heart sing?”.  And in our workplace we can go further and ask, “What makes my boss’s and my colleagues’ hearts sing?”.  What’s the relationship between your role – the work that actually needs doing – and your own sense of gifting, calling and vocation? Perhaps these questions can help us to identify gifting’s that may not ordinarily be recognised, in the multi-levelled demands of work and life.

I know that Sharon Prentis and her husband Calvert Prentis will both inspire and challenge us at our Zoom lunchtime event on Wednesday 7th October at 1pm: It’s a first for both City Men to have a woman speaker, but also for City Women, as they only had women speakers up until now – but Sarah and myself are delighted to open the door to both Sharon and Calvert, in conversation, for this combined City Men / City Women event!

Please come along and book in HERE 

Revd Dr Sharon Prentis is the Intercultural Mission Enabler & Dean of Black & Minority Ethnic Affairs for Church of England,
Birmingham. Sharon is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and member of the Archbishop’s Committee for Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns (CMEAC).

The Revd Calvert Prentis comes from Leeds and he’s worked as a priest for more than 20 years, in Coventry, Essex, Yorkshire and London. Calvert has also led a church plant and worked nationally to encourage BAME vocations and ministry, serving for five years as Chair of CMEAC. He now works as the Diocesan Director of Ordinands and Vocational Development in the Diocese of Birmingham.