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International Conscientious Objectors Day is marked around the world each year on 15 May.
In London each year a brief ceremony is held at the Commemorative Stone, during which the names of representative people who ‘maintained the right to refuse to kill’ are read out and white flowers are laid on the Stone for each of the people remembered.
Rethinking Security have published a paper on Brexit. Brexit peace security parliamentary briefing final.docx
Church and Peace have published a paper on the European Peace Project PR_SavetheEuropeanPeaceProject_04022019
NCPO (Network of Christian Peace Organisations) have published a paper on the Nuclear Ban Final2019NCPONuclear BanBriefing
The Movement for the Abolition of War have a day conference in London on 29 June 2019, Save The Earth, Abolish War Click the link for details
Details of Christian CND events can be found here
Network for Peace maintain a calendar of events which you can find here
The future of Barnes Close
The Trustees have decided to sell Barnes Close. It is our hope that a seamless transfer will take place and that Barnes Close will continue to be used for Christian purposes.
Meanwhile at Barnes Close
We are still taking bookings for individual and small group retreats, our summer cream teas and other bookings
New Possibilities at Barnes Close
This summer as well as our Cream Teas we are offering churches and groups the chance to come for a picnic at Barnes Close. We will provide the venue and hot & cold drinks, you bring your cold food.
What’s Currently Happening
We are currently running Reflection Days at Barnes Close on the 2nd Thursday of each month.
Coming up at Barnes Close
CfR is a network community of people committed to:
- Praying and working for peace and justice,
- Supporting work in East Africa, Croatia, Romania, India, Afghanistan and the United Kingdom
- Operating Barnes Close, a conference centre near Bromsgrove, Worcestershire.
Information about our international projects can be found on the “Internastional Work” menu.
The “Barnes Close Conference Centre” menu has details about facilities, events and bookings.
General information about CfR can be found on the “About CfR” menu
When did you last come to Barnes Close?
Do you remember Barnes Close? Have you visited us in the past? We invite you to come along and see the improvements we have made. And if you never been before, drop in anyway.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (01562 710231) us first so we can put the kettle on!
The Community for Reconciliation is an ecumenical network community of Christians committed to working and praying for peace and reconciliation. CfR is based at Barnes Close near Bromsgrove in Worcestershire and it is here that it runs its programme of events.
CfR’s patrons are
Major Peter Forrest, Divisional Commander, Salvation Army
Rev Steve Faber, Moderator West Midlands Synod, United Reformed Church
Rev Ian Howarth, District Chair, Methodist Church
Vacant, Heart of England Baptist Association
Most Rev Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham, Catholic
Rt Rev John Inge, Bishop of Worcester, Church of England
Rt Rev David Urquhart, Bishop of Birmingham Church of England
Rev Michael Davies, former Moderator, United Reformed Church
Rev John Johansen-Berg, Founder of Community for Reconciliation
Rev Joan Johansen-Berg, Founder of Community for Reconciliation
Rev Joe Aldred, Bishop, Council of Black Led Churches