One Presbytery, six Zones… or was that 70 placements, umpteen clusters, six mini-Presbyteries, a mini-Synod, a maxi-Synod, an Assembly, and no room for any partridges…

by Presbytery Minister Graham Perry, lit. ‘one who has fallen out of the pear-tree’ SCCP FAQs:        Why do we form a new Presbytery and then split it up into zones? Der! Isn’t that just going to add another layer of meetings and reports? Who’s going to do all that extra work? Well, not me, that’s … Continue reading One Presbytery, six Zones… or was that 70 placements, umpteen clusters, six mini-Presbyteries, a mini-Synod, a maxi-Synod, an Assembly, and no room for any partridges…

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Retreat: The Great Leap Forward

‘Resurrection is the silence at the heart of Christian literature… The New Testament is a literature with a blank at its centre, whereof it cannot speak; this blank is also its obsessive focus’ (Diarmaid MacCulloch, Silence: A Christian History). With this reflection, Michael Barnes led the pastoral cohort of the Sydney Central Coast into our … Continue reading Retreat: The Great Leap Forward

I’ve got nothing to read…

Books that might be of some use to a Presbytery Minister. There are more. Bishop: The art of questioning authority, by an authority in question by William H. Willimon Paperback: 186 pages Publisher: Abingdon Press (April 1 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 1426742290 ISBN-13: 978-1426742293 Leadership and Oversight: New Models for Episcopal Ministry Paperback – March … Continue reading I’ve got nothing to read…