THE NEED FOR DISTINCTIVE DEACONS ON GENERAL SYNOD, by Deacon Rebecca Swyer

As the Church of England grapples with issues of injustice, bias and exclusion, deacons have something important to contribute as those who go out into the ‘forgotten corners of the world’ (CW Ordinal). The next Synod will prayerfully grapple with the next steps of Living in Love and Faith and with what good disagreement and mutual flourishing really look like. Surely this links strongly to our role of go-between and agents of compassion and love?

FAITH AND HOMELESSNESS

Two days ago, the General Synod backed a call for the Church of England to work closely with charities and other groups to tackle homelessness. Members voted in favour of a Private Member’s Motion calling upon the Archbishops’ Council to enable the formation of a Church of England-led task force on homelessness. Deacons will welcome … Continue reading FAITH AND HOMELESSNESS