Clear and focused info on distinctive deacons on the website of the diocese of Melbourne. Nice - we could take a leaf out of their book! Deacons Click the image to download a brochure on the Diaconate in the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne A distinctive ministry The renewal of the diaconate on a more permanent … Continue reading DISTINCTIVE DEACONS: diocese of Melbourne
Although this was written in 1968 and is of its time, much of what it says seems remarkably prescient. Some of the points made by Roberts Ehrgott of the Episcopal Church in America still hold true for the diaconate today. The emphases in bold type are mine. This column by the Rev. Roberts E. Ehrgott … Continue reading DIACONATE: FLEXIBLE, MOBILE, ADJUSTABLE
Recently, the Archbishop of York, an enthusiastic advocate, support and friend of the diaconate, published his Presidential Address to his Diocesan Synod (5 November 2016) advocating a fresh approach to ministry. He asked for copies to be distributed to everyone in church communities across the Diocese of York. This is now available in booklet form: … Continue reading ARCHBISHOP JOHN ON DEACONS
It's good news that the Anglican and Methodist churches seem at last to be moving towards real unity and interchangeability of ministers. But where does this leave deacons of both denominations? Has any thought been given to our vocation and ministry? David Clark has sent off this letter to the Church Times. Regardless of whether … Continue reading ANGLICAN-METHODIST UNITY – WHERE WILL DEACONS STAND?