If you’d like to attend on 17 April,  tomorrow, now’s your chance to register if you haven’t done so already:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/virtual-deacons-on-the-move-2021-tickets-143309018131

The conference is free, but registration is requested.

IF YOU HAVE REGISTERED, AND CAN’T FIND YOUR ZOOM CODE, LOOK FOR AN EMAIL FROM ANGLICAN NETWORK OF DISTINCTIVE DEACONS, AND SCROLL DOWN … AND DOWN!

Here are some details:

A Message from Anglican Network of Distinctive Deacons:

Dear Attendee,

We are delighted that you have booked for the ‘Virtual’ Deacons on the Move 2021 conference and we look forward to seeing you soon. Please read this email carefully. It contains:

1.      Programme details and timings

2.      Joining instructions

a.      Changing your display name

b.      Joining information

c.       Zoom link

3.      Biographies of Speakers and Panellists

4.      Additional information and contact details

1. Programme Details & Timings

9am                Zoom opens for log on

9.30                Welcome:  Deacon Gill Kimber

9.40                Morning prayer

9.55                Introduction by Bishop James Newcome   

10am              Session 1: Bishop Martin Seeley

10.50              Coffee break

11.10              Session 2 with breakout groups: Bishop Martin

12noon           Panel Q & A                       

12.30              Summary and closing prayer – Bishop James

2. Joining Instructions

a.     Please change your Display name

People will be joining our conference from all over England and beyond. To help us know where you are joining from and in what capacity, if possible, please change your Zoom display name to show your Name, Role, Diocese, Country. (Eg Fred Smith, Dcn, London, UK)

For role abbreviations we suggest:

Deacon = Dcn

Ordinand= Ord.

Director of Ordinands/Ministry= DDO

Deacon Enquirer = Enq.

How to change your zoom display name:

In Zoom go to ‘Settings’ (symbolized as a cog wheel) – click on ‘Profile’ – click on ‘Edit my profile’ – make changes to ‘Display Name’ –save changes

b. Early Log on

With well over one hundred people having registered for today’s conference it will take a while to admit everyone. Zoom will open at 9am. Please join as soon as you can after this time.

c. Zoom Link

If you have already registered, you will have received an email with the zoom link.  If you haven’t yet registered but would like to, please do so, and the links will be sent to you.

IF YOU HAVE REGISTERED, AND CAN’T FIND YOUR ZOOM CODE, LOOK FOR AN EMAIL FROM ANGLICAN NETWORK OF DISTINCTIVE DEACONS, AND SCROLL DOWN … AND DOWN!

Extra information:

3. Our speakers and panellists:

At the end of the morning there will be the opportunity to put questions to our panel. During the conference please use the chat facility to send questions for the panel directly to Co-host Jess Foster.

Our panellists are:

The Right Reverend Martin Seeley – Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich

The Right Reverend James Newcome – Bishop of Carlisle 

Deacon Liz Carrington

The Rev Ian McIntosh, Head of the Formation Team within the Church of England’s National Ministry Team

Joy Gilliver, Head of Discernment in the National Ministry Team 

4. Additional information and contact details:  

CONFERENCE FEEDBACK: please send feedback from today’s conference along with any ideas or suggestions for future conferences by email to sgerriesturgeon@gmail.com

RESOURCES:

‘DEACON’ BLOGhttps://deaconstories.wordpress.com

Not just a blog but a place to find all sorts of resources and reflections

FACEBOOKhttps://www.facebook.com/DistinctivelyDeacon  for up to date news

TWITTER:  @WardenGill:  for tweets on diaconal concerns like poverty and injustice

WHATSAPP:  GoDeacons:  for warm support, discussion, questions and prayers. To join, write to deacons@tutanota.com with your mobile number

REGIONAL GROUPS:  if you’d like to join your regional group, please write to deacons@tutanota.com and we will put you in touch with your coordinator.

Book:  Deacon by Design:  the Ups and Downs of an Anglican Deacon, by Gill Kimber is available from Amazon and other websites.

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