The in-church hospitality aspect of diaconal ministry holds a particular value to me. Understanding hospitality as an expression of love, care and welcome has been foremost in my mind when being ‘at the door’ of my own home and the church building.
This is such a #diaconal project and a pioneering way of 'doing church'. I wonder how many #distinctivedeacons are already involved in this kind of outreach? Creating Community through the World Cafe Download Vista 30 here Like the rest of Europe, life for asylum seekers in Gloucester, England, is a ‘liminal space’ where they survive and … Continue reading COMMUNITY THROUGH WORLD CAFE
Last week I posted Rosalind's first paper from the International Roman Catholic - Anglican Conference on the Diaconate which took place in May in Canada. I'm so pleased to share her second paper, on the role of the Deacon in Worship. Here's a taster to whet your appetite: So the deacon offers hospitality on … Continue reading HOSPITALITY: THE DEACON IN WORSHIP. Rosalind Brown
Deacon Jess Foster muses on the potential of respecting Ramadan for building better community relationships. Why I Welcome Ramadan June 8, 2016 / jessicafoster3 Five minutes ago I walked into the house. Its ten to ten at night and my youngest son shouts from his bedroom – there are samosas on the table. And there are. … Continue reading A DEACON WELCOMES RAMADAN
Taxi drivers give lifts for free. Locals offer the hospitality of home and a hug. Many people give their blood for others. World leaders stand together in solidarity and unity of spirit. Emergency services work through the night to serve the people of Manchester . . . "light has entered the world and the darkness … Continue reading A DEACON REFLECTS ON MANCHESTER