Pray for all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
Haringey is hugely diverse with great opportunity. The local authority's Corporate Plan sets out the priorities for the borough and what they will do to help achieve these. However, the council cannot achieve these priorities on their own and are keen to work with local partners including Pray Haringey. We prayerfully collaborate with the local authority to help build a better Haringey through regular discussions and events. Our social audit report highlights how the social action of the church complements the strategic priorities of the council. Read our report here.
Multi Faith Forum
Pray Haringey work with Haringey Council as part of the multi faith forum. The forum is committed to fostering good relations between the many faith groups of the borough and to work together with all those, who want to make our community a great place to live, work, learn, recreate, pray and grow! To find out more about the forum, email: Christina.firstname.lastname@example.org
SACRE Haringey’s Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE) is inviting faith leads to consider joining this independent body. The remit of SACRE is to advise the Local Authority on religious education and collective worship in schools, and every five years to ask the Local Authority to review the Agreed Syllabus. SACRE meets to discuss and develop advice and guidance on RE including:
the implementation and teaching of the Haringey Agreed Syllabus
teaching methods that can be used to deliver inspiring/compelling RE
advise the Local Authority on the provision of training for RE teachers
monitor standards in religious education
Commend schools for the good work they do and celebrate their success
The Advisory Council meets 4 times per year and is composed of people who represent local faith communities, the Church of England and other Christian groups, and teaching unions, Councillors, and officers who work for the council. If you are interested in representing your faith community on SACRE, please email Fay Jackson for more information: Fay.Jackson@haringey.gov.uk
Pray Haringey is a member of the Cinnamon Network's Leadership Forum. The purpose of Cinnamon Network is to serve the nation by making it as easy as possible for local churches to help those most at need in their communities. They do this in a number of ways such as start up grants and Faith action audit reports.
The Cinnamon Faith Action Audit 2016 provides evidence that the value of the time given by the UK Church and faith groups to their communities each year is worth £3 billion which means 47 million times a year, someone is being helped. The Cinnamon research is the most comprehensive of its kind ever undertaken. It approached 6,537 churches and faith groups in 87 villages, towns and cities across the UK and received a 46% respondent rate.
In 2015, Pray Haringey sponsored a faith audit for the borough which counted:
60, 091 beneficiaries in 2014
Approximately £2.7 million of financial value being provided by faith groups in Haringey.
From this initial report, we can see that collectively, local churches and other faith groups are major provider or serviced and support for the local community. The full report for Haringey is available in PDF. Download a copy from here.
Below, Andie Frost shares how the faith audit has helped the Church community in Haringey.
Ecumenical Borough Deans are senior, local clergy representing the Christian denominations in each London Borough, who meet regularly as a forum and representative group for the churches. The Ecumenical Borough Deans form part of the London Churches Social Action Network.
Acting as an interface between the Christian community and the Local Authority, they have regular meetings with the Leader of the Council and heads of frontline services. They play a key role in planning and praying for emergencies in the Borough. To find out more about their roles and responsibilities, download the Borough Dean Handbook.
For details of the Borough Deans in Haringey, please email the convenor Rev. Dr Segun Johnson.