New user? Register here:
Email Address:
Password:
Retype Password:
First Name:
Last Name:
Existing user? Login here:
 
 
Gazette >

Networking


*  
THEY wouldn't have caught much fish for breakfast in the Sea of Galilee, these clergy from St Albans diocese who got themselves in such a tangle casting a net from their improvised boat (right), but it provoked so much hilarity that they were heard all over the diocesan offices.

It was the afternoon of a training day for 25 clergy, run by the diocesan RE adviser, Jane Chipperton, who had brought in as trainers the Ven. Trevor Reader, Archdeacon of the Isle of Wight, and Lilian Weatherley, RE adviser for Winchester. The morning was given to the part the clergy play in church schools, statutory matters, and working with governing bodies. The afternoon was more creative, and encouraged ideas for collective worship and reaching children who have little contact with the Church.

That was when the fun began. The day was so oversubscribed that Mrs Chipperton tells me that they are re-running it in January for another 25 clergy.

Top feature

Rehabilitating the ‘D’ word

Rehabilitating the ‘D’ word

‘Discipleship’ has been much maligned of late. In a new book, Rowan Williams explains why it’s important, and what it involves  Subscribe to read more

Top comment

Embodying love and hope

Health-care chaplains are called to represent values from a place of vulnerability and equality, argues Jeremy Pemberton  Read More

Wed 24 Aug 16 @ 19:30
The winner of the @MRamseyPrize will be announced @greenbelt on Sunday. Here our reviewers introduce the shortlist: https://t.co/jrc5VamTtI

Wed 24 Aug 16 @ 15:35
Get the Church Times delivered every Friday - try 5 weeks for just £5: https://t.co/YDfoDhFC4a https://t.co/PefHV3aESU