This week, they finally found time to finish the editing of the video and I'm delighted that it has now replaced the outdated video on our web page.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.
Since September 2019 I have been working with Louise McFerran, senior statistical researcher at Church House, to find a way of ensuring that #distinctivedeacons are held separately as a distinct body in the CofE stats of ordained clergy. This is something we've been asking for, for at least 25 years. It seems that now new … Continue reading IMPORTANT: INCLUDING ‘DISTINCTIVE DEACON’ IN YOUR DIOCESAN DATABASES
It's not often that #distinctivedeacons are specifically mentioned in an advert, but this is a rare example for a post that looks very exciting! National Missioner to the Society of St Wilfrid and St Hilda (One full-time or two half-time posts, lay or ordained, flexible location) This new post, generously funded for two years by … Continue reading NATIONAL MISSIONER FOR THE SOCIETY: distinctive deacons welcome to apply
Please pray for us tomorrow.
Another opportunity for #distinctivedeacons to raise the profile of the diaconate in your diocese! Is your diocese taking part in the Ministry Experience Scheme? A scheme offering young people experience of ministry in Church of England parishes is attracting an increasing number of participants, according to new figures released today. The Ministry Experience Scheme, which … Continue reading MINISTRY EXPERIENCE SCHEME: potential for diaconal vocations
It goes without saying that we should all be constantly on the lookout for those people whom God is calling into some kind of ministry. Tomorrow is Vocations Sunday (I hope lots of deacons are able to preach tomorrow!) and launches the Great Vocations Conversation by the CofE. And of course, it's a great opportunity … Continue reading THE GREAT VOCATIONS CONVERSATION