2017 Summer

£1.50

Purchase this back issue of Transforming Ministry magazine in digital format. However, all back issues are all available free of charge if you subscribe to any of our digital subscription options.

SKU: 2017 Summer Categories: , , Tags: , , , ,

It is both a pleasure and a privilege to be editing this issue of The Reader – I hope you will enjoy reading it as much as I have enjoyed putting it together. I have learned a good deal about Pioneer Ministry in the process.

We begin with a helpful explanation, by David Male, of the term ‘Pioneer Ministry’. The articles by Paul Blakey and Lee Barnes show effective ministering in surprising places, meeting people where they are. Henry Jerwood describes the outreach by an established church family within a new community. In contrast, Tracey-Jane Anderson describes ministering to a community from within, in a way that appears both radical and self-giving. All these models challenge us. So too does Andy Lie’s account of serving as an Ecumenical Accompanier in Palestine and Israel – living alongside peoples who are hurting and in conflict with each other.

Ideally every issue of The Reader should carry at least one article each on scripture, on pastoral work and on worship. I am delighted that Dr Andrew Mein has tackled the difficult issue of ‘cursing psalms’ and how we are to respond to them today. Katherine Bloomer tackles another difficult topic – death and how to talk about it – with the help of the Church of England resource ‘GraveTalk’. And Chris Barnes takes a timely look at the importance of preparing ourselves for worship – something we can often rush or forget, especially if we are dashing between churches on a Sunday.

Reader ministry is multi-faceted and evolving. Two other articles (the one by Nick Spencer of Theos on the report Doing Good, and Rosemary Walters’ first in her series of explorations of the Renewal & Reform report) address some of the changes.

Finally, as this magazine will be reaching you during the joyful Easter season, it carries an extract from Rowan Williams’ latest book God With Us exploring the meaning of the resurrection.

An increasing proportion of the articles in this magazine are now written by Readers and this is a trend I would like to see continue. We are lay theologians, we are pastoral ministers, we are people who bridge the gaps between clergy and congregations, between established churches and people ‘out there’. We are also a dispersed community with a great fund of knowledge, wisdom and experience between us. This magazine provides a forum in which to share our insights and learn from each other. While the next two issues will carry articles on the themes of Reformation and Spirituality, I hope they will also carry articles on Reader ministry, on scripture, on pastoral work and on worship. But whether that hope is realised is largely down to you. Please do send your articles, or ideas for articles, to me at editor@cofereadermag.co.uk.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Richenda

Editorial - RICHENDA MILTON-DAWS

Message from Bishop Martyn - THE RT REVD MARTYN SNOW

Farewell to Heather Fenton - MARION GRAY

A few things you may, or may not, know about Alan Wakely - GERTRUD SOLLARS

 

THEME – PIONEER MINISTRY

What is Pioneer Ministry? - DAVID MALE

Reader Ministry – Moving Closer to the Edge - TRACEY-JANE ANDERSON

‘Loving the Person in Front of You’ – the Pioneering Work of Street Angels - PAUL BLAKEY

Finding Sanctuary at the Glastonbury Festival - LEE BARNES

Heathcote – A New Parish, Creating a Pioneering Opportunity - HENRY JERWOOD

 

Feature ARTICLES

One Land, Two Peoples, Three Faiths - ANDY LIE

Doing Good – the Future of Christianity - NICK SPENCER

The ‘Cursing Psalms’ in Wartime: Lessons from 1917 - ANDREW MEIN

Preparing to Worship - CHRIS BARNES

 

BOOKS AND RESOURCES

Talking about Death - KATHERINE BLOOMER

Need To Know More

God With Us – The Meaning of the Resurrection - ROWAN WILLIAMS

Book Reviews

 

CRC News

A Narrative of Hope: Lay Ministry and Renewal & Reform - ROSEMARY WALTERS

Introducing Andrew Walker

Letters from Readers

In Memoriam

Geoff Mihell 1936-2016

Gazette

Postscript - MARION GRAY

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “2017 Summer”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Privacy Policy

Who we are

We are the Central Readers Council CIO, registered charity no. 1182319. The CRC is a separate charity within the Ministry Division of the Church of England. Our website address is: https://transformingministry.co.uk.

Transforming Ministry magazine
Central Readers’ Council
Ministry Division
Church House
Great Smith Street
London
SW1P 3AZ

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service Privacy Policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

We use a contact form to help you contact us. The information you provide within the form will be used by us to communicate back to you. Your information is only held by us for the duration of the communication.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

We use analytics to help us know how many visitors have viewed our site. Other than knowing the browser agent, no other personally identifiable information is gathered.

Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service but your data does not leave our possession. If you are a subscriber then your payment details will be securely stored with the payment gateway partner.

Your contact information

Your contact information is held by us for the duration of maintaining dialogue with you. Once this has concluded then your data is securely destroyed.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Every effort is taken to make sure your data is handled securely with us. We make sure our site is updated using the latest encryption and any data received from you is held safely on data centre servers.

What data breach procedures we have in place

If we suspect any data breach then we will endeavour to inform you within 24hrs of the discovery.