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DEACONS ON THE MOVE! DAY CONFERENCE 27 OCTOBER. Book now!

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We’re so excited that this is taking place on 27 October at Queen’s Foundation College in Birmingham!  You’re warmly invited to attend, and bring any enquirers, ordinands, vocations advisers and DDOs with you!  Please do circulate them all with these details.

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Because we’ve moved to a bigger venue, more tickets are now available.   Accommodation can also be booked at Queen’s:  contact Queen’s directly at hospitality@queens.ac.uk

Here’s the programme for the day:  conference-programme-deacons-on-the-move

and copied below:

DEACONS ON THE MOVE!

National Conference for the C of E Distinctive Diaconate

The Queen’s Foundation, Birmingham (Frances Young Centre) 

27 October 2018 

Programme 

9.45-10.15                Coffee

10.15                       Welcome and Morning Worship with the Rt Revd David Urquhart, Bishop of Birmingham

10.30                       The Revd Professor Paul Avis:  A Flagship Ministry – Deacons and the Church’s Mission (Part 1)

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11.00                       Questions, pop-up deacons

11.15                       Paul Avis:  Part 2

11.45                       Questions

12.00                       Pop-up deacons, diaconal news:  the Revd Canon Dr David Hewlett, Principal of Queen’s Foundation College

12.30                       Lunch

13.15                       Pop-up deacon followed by discussion groups:

  1. Jessica Foster: the deacon in an inter-faith context
  2. Terry Drummond: the deacon speaking truth to power
  3. Bev Cree: the deacon connecting church and community
  4. Michael Turnbull: diaconal presence in chaplaincy
  5. Chris Saccali: the deacon, refugees & migrants
  6. Alison Handcock: the deacon and sacramental storytelling

14.00                       Pop-up deacon, followed by Panel:  questions and insights

14.30                       The way forward:  discussion followed by plenary with the Revd David Mann, DDO, diocese of York

15.15                       Pop-up deacon and closing worship, followed by tea

ARCHBISHOPS COMMEND DEACONS’ CONFERENCE

I’m beyond encouraged to receive messages of support from both our Archbishops, for our conference in October.  Archbishop John says:

I am thrilled that, within the Church of England, there is a rediscovery taking place of the joys of Diaconal ministry.   Certainly in the Diocese of York we have seen an increasing number of people offering themselves for diaconal ministry, and this is something that we are seeking to foster and embed as part of the vibrant life of the Church in this Diocese.  I am delighted to commend this conference as a time to encourage one another in your vocation as Deacons, to share stories of all that God is doing in His Church, and to learn more of how to fulfil that Diaconal vocation to make Jesus Christ visible in our communities.

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Archbishop Justin tells us

I am so pleased to hear of this conference for distinctive deacons. Their ministry of service and care to the church and to their communities is often hidden, yet it is a shining example of Jesus’ call to servant leadership. We know that the diaconate was a special and honoured vocation from the earliest times of the New Testament church. Today we thank them for their vocation, their dedication and their response to God’s call upon their life, and pray for God to encourage and bless them as they gather together.

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