New face for Fresh Expressions
A NEW Archbishops' Missioner and leader of the Fresh Expressions
team was announced on Monday. Canon Phil Potter, director of
pioneer ministry for the diocese of Liverpool, will succeed Bishop
Graham Cray, who has held the posts since 2009. Before ordination,
Canon Potter was a professional singer-songwriter who wrote
contemporary worship music.
Send a real card, says Traidcraft
THE trend to send e-cards, rather than real ones, is being
challenged byTraidcraft. Launching the campaign on Tuesday, the
chief executive of Traidcraft, Mags Vaughan, said: "When it comes
to Christmas, the pleasure in choosing the right card with care,
and the delight when it arrives, is better than any email or post
to a Facebook wall could ever be." A survey published by Royal Mail
last year found that 80 per cent of people would rather receive a
card than a festive message sent by social media.
More women representatives for House of
FOUR more female clerical representatives to the House of
Bishops have been elected. The Archdeacon of Chesterfield, the Ven.
Christine Wilson, will represent the East Midlands. Prebendary Jane
Tillier, Priest-in-Charge of Barlaston, will represent the West
Midlands. East Anglia will be rep-
resented by the Archdeacon of Colchester, the Ven. Annette
Cooper; and the South Central region by the Archdeacon of
Portsdown, the Ven. Joanne Grenfell. The representatives will take
up their positions on 1 December.
Correction: The photo of the cast rehearsing
The Second Coming, an abridged version of the Chester
Mystery Plays at The Well, in Liverpool Cathedral (News, 11
October) showed Nicholas Fry as God, not Francis Tucker as