It is very important to describe the role of Distinctive Deacons in terms of what they are and what they do: and not in terms of ‘status’ or what they can’t do.
place of the diaconate in the diocese.
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.
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.
The good news is that our conference will now take place online on Zoom instead, and for half a day rather than a full day.
Same date: Saturday April 17th 2021
Deacons' champion Bishop James Newcome (Carlisle) has encouraged us to wear this badge, as a sign of our distinctiveness, and in ecumenical solidarity with our Roman Catholic permanent deacon friends. They don't appear to be available in this country, but after extensive research we've tracked them down to https://www.terrasanctaguild.com/deacon-cross-lapel-pin.html in the States: They have very … Continue reading DEACONS’ LAPEL PIN NOW AVAILABLE!