Retirement? What Retirement?

by Michael Ford last modified 06 Nov, 2019 02:50 PM

Bishop Ed Condry, the former Bishop of Ramsbury returned to our Diocese last week to speak to our other retired clergy.

The group gathered together for worship, workshops - including one on Rural Hope - and a keynote talk by Bishop Ed.

Canon Ann Philp, one of our two Clergy Retirement Officers, said:

"Under the broad headings of faith hope and love the session was marked by theological reflection of a high order. It was a day full of good talk, informal chatter not to mention a really good lunch.

"We are very grateful to Bishop Ed and wish him well in his future."

The Diocese is blessed with a good contingent of retired clergy willing to give of their time and experience to continue their ministry in our parishes. Many churches and congregations are sustained by this, especially during a time of interregnum.

Ann added:

"We are really grateful to those retired clergy who sustain the ministry of our church. They work really hard. Do look after them!"

The afternoon was marked by a series of workshops and there was a representative from the Pensions Board.

There will be a similar day next Autumn.

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