In his second session Bishop John talked about wanting more. He gave us an image of standing on a dry river bank. Only by wading in can we be transformed. He paused for us to consider which season we were in and whether we were praying in a way that was life giving for us rather than following the ‘ought to’ approach. Where were we most alive, most connected; how was God present and what were we learning?
Archbishop John has created some controversy with his decision to invite Readers to consider whether their ministry is really diaconal. One of the first Readers to benefit from his decision is Pat (Patricia) Wood. Here she shares her journey with us, from Reader to Deacon. She makes the distinction between them very clear! The Revd. … Continue reading FROM READER TO DEACON: Pat Wood
Kingsley Garth Bolton and Patricia Wood, Readers in the Diocese of York, were ordained (Distinctive) Deacon at St Matthew's Church, Hutton Buscel, on Wednesday 11th April 2018 by the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu. They are the first two people to have responded to the Archbishop's invitation to consider whether their ministry is diaconal and to have undergone … Continue reading STOP PRESS: YORK’S FIRST READER DEACONS!