If you are interested in how Christians are living and ministering in the Housing
Estates of the UK then you’ve arrived at the website for you. Welcome to the NECN
– that’s the National Estate Churches Network – which links together Christians of
all denominations in order to support and learn from one another.
There is no membership fee so just send your name and email address and you’ll get
our regular free eNewsletter and other information about our events, resources, groups,
seminars, links and a lot more. Hear the stories of Christian housing estate ministry,
and if you would like to tell us your story, we’d love to hear.
Thanks for joining us – click the links to see more.
Bishop Laurie Green
What do we do?
All around England our local groups meet to share experience and support. Some send
reps to our national executive group so that in this way we are active at national
and local level. Our volunteer worker visits local groups to offer advice and encouragement.
We run conferences around the country, offer estate advice on our phone line at 07933
438304 and at the Contact Us page on this website. We produce a newsletter full of
your stories and resources. We interact through FaceBook and Twitter. We share our
expertise and our problems, learn from one another and glory in what God makes possible
on our Estates.
Each year we hold a conference. To find out about what we did at our Annual Conference
2014, please click here.
How it got started
In 1998 a conference was sponsored by the Methodist Church and the Church of England.
Since then we’ve been joined by members from the Roman Catholic Church, from other
denominations and none. We are inclusive of all Christian traditions – all are welcome,
and especially you!