Diocesan Synod – an annual marker #pisky

We had our Diocesan Synod today – my eleventh as it happens.

We are quite upbeat at the moment. Many of our congregations which were seeking clergy now have the new leadership which they need. And those clergy seem to be settling in well and giving us all encouragement. By my calculation, we have five more appointments to make – and one recently-appointed to be instituted. If you come from a diocese which counts its clergy in 100’s, that may not seem like a lot. But for us, it is really significant

During our Synod, we commissioned Revd Thomas Brauer as our Diocesan Missioner. This is also a really significant event which greatly increases our capacity for development in our congregations.

This was my Bishop’s Address
And this was my Sermon at the Eucharist