The church of St Ethelburga's was built in the 15th century. Having survived the Great Fire of London and the Blitz, it was almost completely destroyed by an IRA bomb in 1993. It was rebuilt and opened as a centre for reconciliation and peace in 2002.
St Ethelburga's exists to transform conflict and division into new relationships and peaceful communities.
We do this in three ways:
1. by creating a unique space for dialogue and encounter;
2. by offering training in peace-making and leadership for times of transition (including faciliation, conflict resilience, community reconciliation, and narrative and personal story);
3. by offering direct support to communities experiencing conflict.
Our work is a mix of public events, sustained projects, training programmes, and responding to direct requests for support.