Voices from the Margins

Church Action on Poverty annual conference. Sheffield, 18 November 2017

Listening to voices from the margins

Throughout his ministry, Jesus listened to people who were on the margins of his society. He made visible those who were overlooked, and gave them hope.

Our churches are called to follow Jesus’ example: to listen to voices from the margins and make them heard, so that things can change.

Join us in Sheffield to hear how churches are listening to people in poverty, and share ideas for how we can stand alongside those on the margins.

Building a church of the poor

Too often, we see people in poverty  as a problem to be fixed, not as unique human beings made in the image of God.

Our ‘Church of the Poor’ project explores how we can build what Pope Francis has called “a poor church that is for the poor”. At the conference we’ll share stories of the transformation that takes place when churches truly value, listen and include people in poverty.


The conference will run from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

  • Prayers and shared worship
  • Inspiring stories from churches, projects and people with lived experience
  • Hear how your support of Church Action on Poverty has an impact on the root causes of poverty
  • Roundtable conversations and discussions – share your own experiences and ideas
  • Speakers exploring challenges and opportunities
  • Panel discussions
  • Church Action on Poverty AGM


The conference is at St Mary’s Conference Centre in Sheffield. The building is fully accessible, and well connected to public transport links. We will send out maps and directions when you book your place at the conference.

Church Action on Poverty in Sheffield

We are delighted that this year’s conference will be hosted by Church Action on Poverty’s local group in Sheffield.

Group members will share stories of church projects making a difference in local communities, and offer advice on how you could inspire people in your region with events like a civic breakfast or a Pilgrimage Against Poverty.

Book your place

You can order your ticket using the form below, or call us on 0161 872 9294.

Church Action On Poverty, Unit 28 Sandpiper Court, Water’s Edge Business Park, Modwen Road, Salford M5 3EZ

Telephone 0161 872 9294 or email info@church-poverty.org.uk

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