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.
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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.
I'm so pleased to be able to announce that we have a new date for our postponed national deacons' conference, next year.
It will be on Saturday 17 April at the same place as our first conference, the Frances Young centre at Queen's Foundation, Birmingham.
Distinctive Deacons work in liminal spaces, making connections, building bridges, relationally pioneering initiatives. How can we develop the new opportunities God is giving us in this situation? Ann Morisy will suggest ways forward.
He agrees that it would be an excellent idea to start moving towards some kind of national network
I'm absolutely delighted to post this paper from the Rt Rev James Newcome, Bishop of Carlisle, on the case for the distinctive diaconate. Recently Bishop James held a two-day conference on the diaconate in his diocese, and is committed to its necessity to the missional task of the church. +James' paper is a masterly overview … Continue reading BISHOP OF CARLISLE: the case for a Distinctive Diaconate