Resources for Ministry
This page is designed to provide useful information for clergy, lay Readers and others with leadership roles in the Church.
Bishop's Teaching Mornings
Revd Canon Professor Ben Quash - 13 January 2012
Session 1: The Archbishop of Canterbury's Lent book for 2013, on the themes of 'abiding' and 'theology of care'.
Session 2: Imagination and scripture.
If you missed the teaching morning with Sam Wells, you can listen to the audio:
Canon Wells gave a lecture to clergy on The Power of Preaching. You can also read his text here: Power of Preaching
If you missed the Bishop's teaching morning with Sarah Coakley, you can listen to the audio:
Sarah provided theological reflection around the subject of Praying for England: Priestly Presence in Contemporary Culture (Sarah's book co-edited by Samuel Wells and published by Coninuum, 2008).
If you missed the welcome training with Mark Hope-Urwin from John Lewis, you can read what he had to say here:
Mark Hope-Urwin also provided welcome training for Churchwardens. Here are his notes:
- Mark Hope-Urwin - Importance and practicalities of welcome
- Mark Hope-Urwin - Sustaining that culture
- Mark Hope-Urwin - top 10 tips
- Mark Hope Urwin Speaking notes
Multi-parish Benefice training day
On Saturday 15 January, a day conference was held for the dioceses of Worcester, Coventry, Gloucester and Oxford entitled: Confident Collaboration, sharing leadership in the rural church.
How can the rural church not only survive, but grow, develop, flourish, connect and reach out with confidence to the communities it serves? Speakers included:
Helen Cameron, of the Oxford Centre for Ecclesiology and Practical Theology, who considered from a broad perspective what it means to undertake the work of the local church and how that work takes forward God's mission in rural communities.
JohnTiller: author of the 1983 Strategy for the Church's ministry (widely known as the Tiller Report), who looked at the significance of local leadership in the life of the rural church and how it can be grown more effectively.
Rowan Williams in conversation with Frank Skinner
Archbishop Rowan and Frank Skinner recently sat down for a conversation on the state of Christianity today. If you'd like to listen to it, it's on the Archbishop's website.