Dear friend,

I’m sure you may know that of the eight characteristics of ‘Kingdom People’, the second is to be renewed and transformed by regular worship. 

After Doug Chaplin’s change of post and stepping-down from the voluntary role of Diocesan Worship Adviser, Bishop John has asked me to serve in this capacity alongside Paul Swann as Prayer/Spirituality Adviser, and David Sherwin as Evangelism Adviser, and so I write to introduce myself and to offer assistance in any way that might be of use to you. 

I bring no particular expertise to the task, while I’m very keen to listen and learn with people on how our worship can be renewing and transformative. I’m getting in touch with Rural Deans to see if I might visit deanery chapters in the next 12-18 months to reflect with them on the joys and challenges of leading worship, so I hope that I might meet you on one of those occasions. 

In the meantime, there are day-conference opportunities for enriching our worship offered by the national organisation Praxis, some of them very close-at-hand to this diocese, and so below is a leaflet with further details which might be of interest to you. I hope that there might be a chance of meeting you soon, and that you will feel free to be in touch with me if you think that I can be of any help to you at all. 

With my warmest best wishes,

The Reverend Canon Dr Michael Brierley

01905 732940 / Email