Deacon Corinne Smith (CofE deanery deacon on the Isle of Wight, diocese of Portsmouth) reflects on her attendance at the Annual RC Deacons and Deacon-Directors’ Conference at Hinsley Hall, Leeds, Nov 5-6 November. I have put some points in bold. Corinne unveiling a statue in her church's new tranquillity garden It was a great joy … Continue reading THE GOD WHO SPEAKS: Deacon Corinne Smith reports on RC Deacons’ Conference
Deacon Corinne Smith, deanery deacon based at the benefice of The Good Shepherd, Lake & St Saviour on the Cliff, Shanklin (Isle of Wight and diocese of Portsmouth) has been very involved in the creation of a dementia-friendly tranquillity garden at the church of the Good Shepherd. She writes The thinking behind it was that … Continue reading DEMENTIA-FRIENDLY GARDEN by Deacon Corinne Smith
I don’t feel called to Eucharistic presidency, and never have! What difference would it make? It would be the most disabling thing you could do to me, because it would inhibit my ability to be in that liminal place on the threshold between the church and the wider community, exercising a “Kingdom” model of mission.
Many congratulations to Deacon Corinne Smith! She celebrated the 20th anniversary of her ordination yesterday by preaching and deaconing at the Eucharist. Corinne has a special affinity with St Michael and her homily celebrates angels, which she's kindly shared. 'Angels in general, and St Michael in particular, have always been very important to me. … Continue reading 20 YEARS A DEACON