Ministering at the margins
Posted: 17 Mar 2017 @ 00:03
Paul Wilkinson investigates the Church’s efforts
in reaching out
to travelling communities
“THERE is a great opportunity that I don’t think the Bishops have really begun to respond to,” says the St Albans diocesan Chaplain to Gypsies, Travellers, and Roma, the Revd Martin Burrell.
He was appointed in 2015 to minister to these minorities that, often shunned by the “settled” population and lumped together as if they were a homogeneous group, have distinctly different backgrounds.
Although many Gypsies have been here for centuries, ...
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