Presbytery of England and the Channel Isles

The Presbytery of England and the Channel Isles
Saturday 14 October 2023. Crown Court Church.

As part of the Presbytery meeting being held in London Crown Court Church Hall there will be an open session in the afternoon, running from 12.45 to 3pm, which anyone is welcome to attend – not just those who are members of Presbytery. Attendance can be either onsite or online. Details of the log in will be circulated, or can be obtained from Alistair Cumming Presbytery Clerk.

We are delighted that that session will be facilitated by Rev. Eleanor McMahon and Very Rev. Dr. Martin Fair who will be travelling down from the Church Offices in Edinburgh to join us for the weekend. Between them, Eleanor and Martin have sixty years of experience in ordained ministry but since earlier this year, they’ve assumed national roles focusing on:

  • Encouraging more men and women to consider whether God might be calling them to ministry
  • Examining what new pathways into ministry might be opened up to open the way for those for whom the traditional route is not suitable
  • Overhauling the way in which we prepare people for the various ministries of the Church, keeping in mind the very changed circumstances facing us in the 21st century
  • Supporting candidates for ministry through their discernment, assessment, formation and into the early years of ministry

 Have you ever considered that there might be a calling upon your life? Or do you know someone in whom you see the necessary gifts? Or would you simply like to know more about what the Church is planning and doing to address some of the major challenges facing us in these days?
This day is for you.
And beyond the particular business of ministry, Eleanor and Martin will offer an introduction to the recently-launched Church of Scotland Learning platform and various others of the initiatives currently being piloted and launched.
Information and inspiration together with plenty of opportunity for discussion and questions and answers. Come and be a part of it.

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