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Most titles are now out of print and copies are unavailable. The only books that are still available in hard copy are those listed on the Order Form.

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Church and Community Development

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The Church and Community Development: An Introduction
George Lovell (1972)


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Human and Religious Factors in Church and Community Work
George Lovell (1982)

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Churches and Communities: An Approach to Development in the Local Church
George Lovell & Catherine Widdicombe (1978/1986)

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The Parchmore Partnership
George Lovell, Garth Rogers & Peter Sharrocks (ed Malcolm Grundy) (1995)

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Analysing, Consulting and Facilitating

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Analysis and Design: A handbook for practitioners and consultants in church and community work
George Lovell (1994)

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Consultancy, Ministry and Mission: A handbook for practitioners and work consultants in Christian organizations
George Lovell


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Telling Experiences: Stories about a transforming way of working with people
George Lovell (ed) (1996)

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Consultancy Modes and Models
George Lovell


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Small Communities in Religious Life: Making them work
Catherine Widdicombe (2000)

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Approach and Method

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The Non-Directive Approach
TR &M Batten

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Diagrammatic Modelling: An aid to theological reflection in church and community development work
George Lovell (1991)

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Meetings that Work: A practical guide to team working in groups
Catherine Widdicombe (2000)

Still available from Avec and orderable for the cost of p&p

Also now reprinted and available from Lutterworth Press at £21.25

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Working with People for Development: a Study and Training Manual for Community Workers and Trainers [Nigerian edition]
Catherine Widdicombe (2009)

Available online as a Word DOC file. Please note the copyright conditions inside the front cover.



In-Service Training

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Avec: Agency and Approach
George Lovell

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Avec Archives: Annotated Catalogue
George Lovell
& Catherine Widdicombe (2000)

Downloadable PDF - 0.6MB

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Online autoethnography

My Life, Work and Ministry: Notes from Retirement
George Lovell (2018)

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