Diocese of Ely: Racial Justice in our Churches

Date: 13th July 2021

Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Hearing what people from minority ethnic backgrounds want to say to our churches.

About this event

The Church of England is for all people, in all places, from all backgrounds. At the same time, the recent Panorama programme showed that people experience exclusion in our churches. At this event, we hear from people from minority ethnic backgrounds what they want to say to our churches.

We encourage all who haven’t yet seen the programme to view it here:


Our speakers:

  • Staffan Dawkins, now at St Paul the Apostle, Tottenham, a majority-black church, formerly a Curate in Ely Diocese
  • Zarine Jacob, a member of the Ely Cathedral congregation
  • Sue Butler, Pioneer Minister in Landbeach and a member of the GRT (Gypsy Roma Traveller) community
  • Caroline Buckley, a member of the GRT community


  • 7:00 Introduction and opening worship
  • 7:20 First dialogue: Staffan Dawkins and Zarine Jacob (including Q&A)
  • 7:50 Break
  • 8:00 Second dialogue: Sue Butler and Caroline Buckley (including Q&A)
  • 8:30 Reflecting on what we have heard in breakout rooms
  • 8:50 Next steps and Closing prayer
  • 9:00 Close

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