2  Structuring Rural Ministry for Growth

                                             address to a conference of rural ministers,  Ely diocese  25.04.16

'Every congregation needs a shepherd, but that shepherd doesn't have to be paid or ordained'.

The importance of the five foundational ministries for growth (Ephesians 4). The centrality of the pastoral ministry in rural areas. Developments in lay ministry, preaching and evangelism.

See also the booklet Leading Rural Churches for Growth, see Resources, Books

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3  The Developing Ministries of Christ in the Church, & the Place of Reader Ministry Today

a revised form of the Chair's address to the Central Readers Council AGM in 2004

This important address traces the early development of ministry patterns in the Church and draws out principles relevant to today's ministries. In Ephesians chapter 4 we find five foundational ministries for a growing church. 

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4  A Church in Transition: a Bishop's Perspective on the Church of England

                            address to students at Ridley Hall Theological College, Cambridge in 2010

The Church is experiencing major changes. The address offers 7 marks of our society which give us an uncomfortable time if we are to stand for God's fundamental principles for a healthy society.

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1  Reflections, Challenges and Hopes

                                       address to the clergy of Manchester diocese    16,17.10.16

This 1 hour address is a personal account which covered the significant points of learning in my Christian life and parish ministry, from the curacy at Tonbridge in Kent (1967-72) to the incumbency at Holy Trinity Church, Coventry (1981-92).

It offers key areas of reflection concerning the present day Church and its mission.

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