This week, they finally found time to finish the editing of the video and I'm delighted that it has now replaced the outdated video on our web page. I'm particularly delighted that Karl is so clear about the value of having a DD, as we are sometimes faced with incumbents who haven't a clue who we are or what to do with us.
As warden of the college of St Philip the Deacon in Exeter diocese, I work to a diocesan steering group who recently asked me to provide a short paper on how long people who have been ordained distinctive deacon should spend in the diaconate, before they could start candidating for priesthood. Most deacons will be … Continue reading HOW LONG IN DISTINCTIVE DIACONATE BEFORE EXPLORING PRIESTHOOD?
Please note that the date for this event has been changed to 6 July. CHRIST'S SERVANTHOOD AND OURS 6 JULY 2019 METHODIST CHAPEL, BUCKFAST ABBEY, DEVON 9.30-4PM Free to members of The College of St Philip the Deacon. We'd be glad of a £10 donation from everyone else to cover expenses. Coffee and lunch available … Continue reading EXETER DEACONS’ ANNUAL DAY OF REFLECTION: CHANGE OF DATE
A special day today, 11 October, for the College of St Philip the Deacon in Exeter diocese, as this St Philip (not Philip the Apostle) has newly become our patron saint, as suggested by our Bishop. Today Exeter Cathedral will hold an inaugural Sung Evensong to celebrate, with Bishop Martin Shaw. If you're in the … Continue reading 11 OCTOBER: FEAST DAY OF ST PHILIP THE DEACON
Chris Whinney (Diocese of Exeter) muses on the difference in his ministry from when he was a Reader compared with now, when he has been an ordained Deacon for eight years. Being a deacon as opposed to a Reader has given me a deeper sense of responsibility and commitment. This in turn I think gives … Continue reading FROM READER TO DEACON: Christopher Whinney
This year Exeter deacons and diaconal enquirers met at Buckfast Abbey for our annual day of reflection. Our theme for the day was 'The Praying Heart of the Deacon'. It was a very blessed time, not only because of our beautiful surroundings, but also because of the wisdom and grace that RC Deacon Ed Channing … Continue reading DEACONS: CALLED AND EMPOWERED TO SERVE
Please pray for us tomorrow.
Jobs for deacons in the C of E are so few and far between they are like hen's teeth. However, there are two part-time vacancies in the Diocese of Exeter available now, which would welcome a deacon. They are for Mission and Ministry Development Advisors: http://exeter.anglican.org/vacancies/mission-ministry-development-advisor-2-x-part-time-posts/ The Revd Jon Marlow, Mission and Ministry Development Team … Continue reading JOBS AVAILABLE: DEACONS WELCOME!