The drive to ‘re-imagine ministry’ has been enhanced by the announcement today of three new appointments to the Licensed Ministries Framework. A new combined post of Diocesan Vocations Officer and Director of Ordinands is being filled by the Revd Joss Walker, and two Co-Wardens of Readers have been appointed: Revd Canon Donald Lawton and Reader, Nigel Collins. Read more »
Date: Tuesday 1 April, 5.15pm. (Photo opportunity with Bishop Trevor staff and volunteers at Deal Foodbank)
Venue: Trinity Methodist Church in Union Road, Deal
On Tuesday 1 April, the Bishop of Dover, the Right Reverend Trevor Willmott will visit Deal Foodbank at the Trinity Methodist Church in deal, to launch a Diocesan week of prayer for social action projects that help vulnerable people. Read more »
We currently support all food banks which operate within the Diocese of Canterbury. According to the Trussell Trust, the UK’s largest food bank operator, 13 million people live below the poverty line in Britain, and every day an increasing number of people go hungry. The reasons why range from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. The aim of food banks is to supply emergency food, but also to direct people towards the local essential services they need to help them out of crisis. Read more »
As part of the Church of England’s on-going support for local credit unions, the diocese is encouraging parishes to consider how they can highlight the services of credit unions to their local community.
There are now three community banks and community hubs within the diocese with three more planned for early 2016. All rely on the generosity of volunteers to enable them to open throughout the week. Read more »