The year that brought the generations together

Reflections

Choosing the Diocesan theme of ‘Generations Together’ was an inspired choice for 2018, writes Jonathan Kemp, Director of Anglican Youth, Children and Families Ministry

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Alongside the enjoyable anticipation of Advent and Christmas to come, many of us have spent the past week or two reviewing the year and weighing up the wins and losses. Pleasingly for my department, some of the wins are readily apparent, and a number of them derive from the intentional focus upon bringing our church’s ‘Generations Together’.

I would suggest that some of the highlights of the year have been:

These are just a few of the outcomes which flowed from embracing the theme of ‘Generations Together’. For those of us who work within the intergenerational space, it has been a wonderful year, and part of the joy has come not just from discovering new ways to be intergenerational, but to witness the rediscovery from so many quarters that perhaps an intergenerational approach is actually the way our Church is meant to be.

2019 will be the ‘Year of Generous Hospitality’. Please join us for the exciting St John’s Cathedral launch on 15 February from 5.30 pm to 8.00 pm and enjoy the formalities, fun, food and fellowship.

Steve and James concentrating on Pay Doh cut outs at East Redland Anglicans Messy Play

 

Keynote speaker John Roberto speaking to clergy at the Provincial Clergy Conference in July 2018

 

The Rev’d Nicki Colledge (St Margaret’s School) and Fiona Hammond (St Francis College) unveiled their ukelele skills at the Provincial Clergy Conference

 

Young adults make themselves at home in the new Community of the Way at St Francis College, Milton

 

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