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Priesthood

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From Sanctuary to Zumba

“It’s been a bit of an adjustment to move from Sanctuary to pews, but this shift helped me to see that something that’s as clear as day to me as a clergyperson, may not be so to a layperson in the pews. This is something I have been thinking much about recently,” says The Rev’d Canon Ron Bundy

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Dispatch from the Archdeacon of London

“COVID-19 has revealed again much that we like to hide from ourselves: inequalities, fears and inadequacies in so many aspects of our society. It has also revealed again the hope we proclaim. Civil society saw what we meant and recognised that we have something to offer without which it is itself impoverished and diminished,” says The Ven. Luke Miller, Archdeacon of London and honorary Chaplain to the Queen

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The angry young man in the fifth row

“When I was 15 years of age, I decided that I wanted nothing more to do with the Church…The Rector of that parish would sometimes refer to me from the pulpit as ‘that angry young man in the fifth row’. Some years later I was invited to preach at Fr David’s funeral and would credit him, in part, for fostering my vocation,” says Bishop Jeremy Greaves

Films & TV

Corpus Christi

“Redemption comes in many colours and Corpus Christi paints them delightfully,” says Jonathan Sargeant in this review of a Polish film based on true events and nominated for the 2020 Academy Award for Best International Feature

Reflections

Hero priests or communities of care?

“In an unsettled environment, there is much pressure on the ordained person to be the leader that provides continuity, stability and certainty. When clergy talk among ourselves, we often describe this style of an ordained leader as the ‘Hero Priest’…Can I suggest that it is in the tension between a desire for certainty and the reality that no such assurance is possible that our wellbeing problem lies?” says The Rev’d Michael Stalley in a new anglican focus series on ‘creating communities of care’

Video

Welcome to Anglican Vocations SQ

“Following a vocation to the ordained life is an adventure waiting to happen and exploring your own sense of call is the first step. Talk to your parish priest, your family, your trusted friends – you can even give me a call,” says The Rev’d Canon Sarah Plowman