Hello fellow deacons. Here’s a question for you. Last week I deaconed at the consecration of a woman bishop, and yesterday I deaconed for a friend being priested under alternative oversight. It seems to me that we deacons are real boundary-crossers in so many ways – this is just one of them (I was the only female in a chancel and sanctuary full of men, and was very warmly received!) Do you have a story about how your own diaconate has crossed/is crossing boundaries and helping towards greater mutual understanding? Please let me know – I’d love to do a blog post on boundary-crossing, arising out of the lived experience of deacons. It all helps to get the meaning of our ministry ‘out there’.
Send your story to me by email firstname.lastname@example.org or on our deacons’ Facebook page
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It would be really helpful if you can tease out which boundaries your diaconate is crossing, and how.
Thanks! Looking forward to hearing from you.