Pastoral Notes 24th February, 2019

LAY MINISTRY & LEADERSHIP

Bishop Peter will be returning on 16th/17th March to complete his visitation of the Parish but many subjects have not been touched on because of the shortage of time. On 9th March there is a Reflection Day on Lay Ministry and Leadership at Thornton College, Buckingham. Pastoral Areas are invited to nominate a group of clergy and laity to meet with the Bishop for further consultation. This is a subject which has been discussed in small numbers in all our churches, but in particular in our three outlying churches. If anyone can join in this day of reflection, it would be good to have people from our own parish represented. It can be a vital means of holding our communities together, with their special presence in various corners of our parish. You might be able to have a meeting after the Bishop’s day (above) to reflect more practically.