I’ve spent a fair bit of today doing the filing – which really means that I have energetically moved things around and chucked out a huge amount of stuff. Ringing in my ears is the only thing I remember from John Truscott’s Training Course in Clergy Administration – ‘Remember it’s not a filing system – it’s a retrieval system.’ In other words, the test is finding it again. I welcome the fact that the postal strike will increase the number of sets of Minutes and Agenda which arrive by e Mail. I don’t keep paper copies if I can file electronically.
I’ve also been ordering some reading material to share with Rev Dom Ind who acts as my Chaplain and liturgical minder. We’re going to do some work on the ‘bishop in the liturgy’ to try and ensure that services like Institutions and Ordinations are as well ordered and choreographed as we can make them. After all they are a shop window for the church in a secular society.