Resources

DEATH AND LIFE WEBSITE

Christian Resources for Living Well
in the Light of Mortality
 
Inspirational resources to help ministers and pastoral leaders support conversations on death and dying. Visit this new website for a course, workshop, prayer walk, sermon starters, reflection cards, Bible studies and meditations.

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Giving Conference

GIVING CONFERENCE

Saturday 9 February, 9.00am – 12.45pm,

Greyfriars’ Church, Reading


The conference will enable you to learn about different ways to encourage giving within your church. Topics include the new Parish Giving Scheme digital platform, legacy giving, contactless giving and grant-making trusts funding. Book  Flyer

Deanery Planning Day

A Brief Report on the Deanery Planning Day: 1.12.18
by Revd Richard Lamey, Area Dean of Sonning

The Deanery Plan has been in construction over the past 18 months or so. After two major conversations at Synod the overall plan was discussed by every PCC and received very positive comments: and then on Saturday the 1st of December 2018 50 people from Deanery Synod and from the PCCs of the Deanery came together in Finchampstead Parish Rooms to turn a plan into a plan of action.
The day was led by John Smith (Deanery Lay Chair), Richard Lamey (Area Dean) and Rhodri Bowen (Parish Development Advisor for the Archdeaconry). Continue reading Deanery Planning Day

Chapter Programme

CHAPTER PROGRAMME 2018 – 2019

DATE TOPIC LEADER FACILITATOR
11 Sept 2018 ‘Flourishing in Ministry’ (1)

 

Catherine Vaughan Hugh Barne/John Cook
9 October 2018

 

            Deanery Plan

In preparation for Deanery Day on Dec 1st

Richard Lamey Richard Lamey and Julie Mintern
13 November 2018 Lectionary year ‘C’ John Castle Hannah Higginson
11 December 2018 Vocations Tina Molyneux David Hodgson
8 January 2019 Reflections on Deanery Day & Plan Rhodri Bowen Richard Lamey
12th February 2019  

Woodland/Forest Church

Tonia Elliott and Gemma Wilkinson Colin James
12th March 2019 Flourishing in Ministry (2)

 

Archdeacon Olivia Jane Kraft
9th April 2019

NB No meeting

Easter break Easter break Easter break
9th May 2019

 

Greater Chapter – EVENING MEETING TBC

 

James Lawrence (from CPAS)

on Courage in Christian leadership

Richard Lamey
11th June 2019 Bible Study – Ecclesiastes Julian Bidgood Lisa Cornwell
9 July 2019  Planning Meeting for next year

 

Richard Lamey Julian McAllen

Vocation Day

Young Women’s Vocation day

Reading Minster,

26 January, 10am-4pm
A day for women 16-32 years young who may be discerning a call to ministry. A chance to meet other young women exploring vocation for the first time and women in ministry training, curacies and senior positions in the Church.

Have you ever felt that God might be calling you towards ministry in the Church? Whether you’re discerning a strong call to ministry or have simply heard the quietest whisper, we’d love to meet you.

Come along to our Young Women in Ministry taster day in January. You’ll meet other women just like you who are all exploring vocation for the first time. You’ll also get to meet women in ministry training, curacies and senior positions in the Church. It’s your chance to ask anything and everything about being a woman in ministry.

We promise you a practical, creative and prayerful day spent amongst friends. To find out more and register for your free place go to oxford.anglican.org/women-in-ministry

The Young Women’s Vocation day takes place 10am-4pm, 26th January 2019 at Reading Minster, RG1 2HX. The event is open to women in the diocese who are 16 – 32 years young.  

Living well

Christian Resources for Living Well in the Light of Mortality 
New! Inspirational resources to help ministers and pastoral leaders support conversations on death and dying. Visit this brand new website for a course, workshop, prayer walk, sermon starters, reflection cards, Bible studies and meditations.