A Message from Church of England Network of Distinctive Deacons: We are delighted that you have registered for ‘The Place of the Diaconate in the Diocese’ conference on April 30th. Please read this email carefully. It contains programme timings and joining information.
We deacons get used to people questioning our identity and purpose. It's not only individuals who fail to understand: sometimes a diocese will simply ignore our vocation and seem unable to fathom it or understand how it fits in with other ministries. It can be upsetting and distressing. All this is far too common in the life of the #distinctivedeacon. To counter it, we've asked Bishop James Newcome to tell us how he sees the place of the diaconate in the life of the diocese.
‘Only Connect’ Distinctive Deacon Conference, Wydale Hall, Diocese of York 4-6th March 2022 Wydale, near Scarborough, was a beautiful setting for our first face to face gathering for two years. It was a joyful occasion shared by 26 participants including 5 enquirers and 1 ordinand. We were joined by deacons from Dioceses as far apart … Continue reading Only Connect: distinctive deacon conference
I'm delighted to welcome you to our next national conference! The theme is 'The Place of the Diaconate in the Diocese', and our speaker is the Rt Rev James Newcome, bishop of Carlisle and patron of the CofE Network of Distinctive Deacons.
Only Connect: residential weekend for distintive deacons. 4-6 March, Wydale Hall, Scarborough
A reminder that this fascinating-looking zoom discussion, Deacons Interrupted, is happening this coming Wednesday ie 10 November. Tickets are going fast! Do book on Eventbrite.
I'm delighted to say that we are offering DEACONS INTERRUPTED, an autumn zoom for distinctive deacons - and anyone interested - to discuss the diaconal elements of Al Barrett's and Ruth Harley's best-selling book, Being Interrupted. This book is making waves this year, and is a radical look at how we do mission. It's a long time since I was so excited by a book ! - because so much of it turns out to be diaconal.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/deacons-on-the-move-2020-tickets-77728031635?aff=ebdssbdestsearch DEACONS ON THE MOVE 2020 Description "A magnificent conference!" "Wonderful!" "Congratulations on a very good day." "An incredible success." "Fantastic day, I really feel excited about the future!" "An excellent gathering – inspiring!" Just some of the comments following our 2018 conference! Building on this success, booking is now open for the second National … Continue reading POSTPONED UNTIL 2021: DEACONS’ CONFERENCE 2020