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Last updated 9th August 2017

Interfaith presence & engagement

Presence and Engagement is the Church of England’s national programme equipping Christians for mission and ministry in the wonderful diversity of our multi faith society.

The programme has developed a new language for this work, focusing on the importance of the Church both remaining present in multi religious areas and engaging positively with communities of other faiths.

Presence and Engagement is different from inter faith dialogue, although complementary to it. The programme focusses on the task of resourcing the Church for work which will include, but is not limited to, dialogue with people of different faiths.

In the 2011 census, around 8% of the Lancashire population said they followed a non-Christian religion. In some of our East Lancashire parishes this percentage is as high as 78%. 

For more information about Presence and Engagement nationally click here

For more information about Presence and Engagement in Lancashire please contact