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182: St John the Evangelist, Derby

p100: Add treasurer, Nick Green, 30 West Bank Avenue, Derby, DE22 1 AP, 01332 343038 nickgreen8@sky.com

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Do you have a huge age range in your Sunday School group? Perhaps you have toddlers and teenagers using the same space and resources and you're struggling to meet the varied needs of the children you work with week by week.

I am offering some training to help come up with some solutions to this surprisingly common dilemma. There are two options - I am running a Tots to Teens event on Saturday 2nd Feb at St John's Church. Walton, Chesterfield. This session will run from 1.00-2.30pm and will be followed by two other training events, one on Holiday Clubs and one on Positive Behaviour. You are welcome to stay for one, two or all of these events. There is no charge and tea/coffee will be provided.

If this isn't a good time or place for you, then why not book me to come to your church to work with your team? even if you are small in number I'd be pleased to come and help you think through the issues and some of the solutions to having Tots to Teens in one group.

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The November sessions of the General Synod began with worship, led by Canon Glyn Webster, Bishop-designate of Beverley.

The Archbishop of Canterbury opened the formal proceedings by introducing members who had joined the Synod since July in York. He then introduced an existing member who would be continuing in the Synod – but in a different role: the Rt Revd Justin Welby, Bishop of Durham and Archbishop-designate of Canterbury. Members welcomed them all with warm applause.

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The November sessions of the General Synod began with worship, led by Canon Glyn Webster, Bishop-designate of Beverley.

 

The Archbishop of Canterbury opened the formal proceedings by introducing members who had joined the Synod since July in York. He then introduced an existing member who would be continuing in the Synod – but in a different role: the Rt Revd Justin Welby, Bishop of Durham and Archbishop-designate of Canterbury. Members welcomed them all with warm applause.

 

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The High Level Panel advising the UN on the new post-2015 development framework, meeting in London this week (1 November) and co-chaired by David Cameron, must ensure the voices and expertise of those directly affected by poverty and injustice are heard and valued, says the Church of England’s International Affairs Adviser.

Prime Minister David Cameron is hosting the meeting of the High Level Panel, of which he is a co-chair and which was set up by the United Nations to create a successor to the existing Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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ADMINISTRATOR - DIOCESAN ADVISORY COMMITTEE (DAC)

DERBY DIOCESAN BOARD OF FINANCE LIMITED

£9.69 PER HOUR (£7,558 PER ANNUM) 15 HOURS PER WEEK

 

The DAC is a statutory body set up to give advice on the architecture, archaeology, art and history of places of worship.  The Diocesan Board of Finance Ltd. is seeking an experienced Administrator who will help ensure that the business of the Committee is conducted in an efficient and professional manner.

To succeed in this role you will:

 

  • Be a confident and capable person with proven knowledge of general administration skills and have the ability to provide accurate, high quality work and able to prioritise your workload to meet the required deadlines.
  • Have the attention to detail and organisation skills required to check and record new faculty applications and maintain all records required by statute.
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Operate with sensitivity and tact whilst dealing with a multitude of enquiries and queries.
  • Have a knowledge of or passion for architecture and conservation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you think that you have the skills and experience to fit this demanding role we would be very pleased to hear from you.

Further details and an application form can be downloaded from our website at: www.derby.anglican.org and if you wish to have an informal discussion about the role please contact Mrs Helen Powell, DAC Secretary on Tel No: 01332 388683 or email: dac@derby.anglican.org

 

Closing date:      14th September, 2012                     Interviews:  w/c 17th September, 2012

 

 

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Our third Roadshow will welcome people in the early stages of seeking their vocation to lay or ordained work, on Tuesday 4th September 2012. The United Church of All Saints’, Belper Road, Stanley Common [DE7 6FT number 242] is our venue, from 7.00 – 9.00 pm, offering a safe space to explore, pray, worship and chat informally with lay and ordained hosts who will share experiences of their own journeys and listen.

Rev’d Philip Waller (Assistant Diocesan Director of Ordinands) and Dr Esther Elliott (Lay Ministry Officer) will also be available while refreshments are served. Our theme is ‘Mission; Home and Away’, and there will also be material specifically for people aged 25 years and under.

If you would like directions or to book (not required – just come on the day if you can) please contact Barbara Thompson on office@ashbournechurch.org tel. 01335 343052

Our next Vocations Event is on Saturday 20th October 2012, in Ashbourne.

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The United Church of All Saints’ Stanley Common

Belper Road,

Stanley Common

DE7 6FT

For sat nav – it is number 242 on Belper Road. A609 Belper to Nottingham

The church is set back from the road, with a small steeple visible.

The fence runs along the front of the building with a grass area between it and the road. The entrance is a wrought iron gate.

From Belper the church is on the left after the café Dino’s

From Ilkeston the church is on the right after the Post Office [on right] and primary school [on left].

Stanley Common is West of Ilkeston and East of Derby.

If you need directions and do not have access to the internet or road map, please contact Barbara Thompson on 01335 343052.

Tuesday 24th July 2012

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This paper outlines the current System, approved by the Diocesan Synod in February 2002.  The System aims to identify the ‘Potential’ income of parishes, based on their numerical strength and the average personal income of parishioners.  It then uses the relative size of those Potential Incomes to divide up the Diocesan Budget between the parishes as the Parish Share.

The Assessment has 2 main elements:

A   The Count
(i)  Electoral Roll figures are collected annually and given a 1/3 weighting
(ii)  Usual Sunday Adult Attendance figures are collected annually via cards completed by churchwardens during Lent.  These figures are then averaged with figures for the previous 2 years and a 2/3 weighting is applied
Therefore (i) and (ii) achieve a measure of core membership but
(iii) Population Factor is added, reflecting the potential for PCCs to raise income from the wider community.  The Factor increases on a sliding scale from 2 to 25, for parish populations from 1 to above 4400.  Where a parish has more than one church or ‘worship centre’ the Factor is extended to reflect the possibility of contact with a greater proportion of the community.

B  Income
(i) Census information provides details of the proportion of different income groups within communities, scheduled by the occupation of the ‘Head of Household’
(ii) Statistics produced by central government identify average incomes for each of those income groups.
The System calculates the average income of a parishioner (not church member) by combining the above data.  It also deducts an allowance for basic living expenses before taking 5% of the resulting figure as an estimate of the potential giving by an ‘average’ parishioner at the rate of giving recommended by the General Synod.

Potential individual giving Income (B) is then multiplied by the ‘Count’ (A) to give the Basic Assessment of Parish Potential Income.

C Adjustments
 The Basic Assessment for any parish is then subject to the following adjustments:
(i) Parish investment income in excess of £5000 per annum is added;
(ii) A deprivation allowance of 7% of Basic Assessment is deducted from the assessments of parishes in the poorest 20% band (with a double allowance for parishes in the poorest 10% band);
(iii) A basic allowance of £2000 per church building is deducted; and
(iv) A rural travel allowance of £750 is deducted to assist with travel expenses where 3 or more parishes share an incumbent.

D Net Assessment and Parish Share
The proportion of an individual parish’s Net Assessment to the total of all parishes’ Net Assessments is then applied to the total funding required from parishes to balance the Diocesan Budget.  The resulting figure will be the individual Parish Share.

E MMA Share
With the grouping together of parishes into Mission and Ministry Areas (MMAs) with effect from 2008 the share figures of parishes within an MMA have been combined into an ‘MMA Share’ figure.  Parishes have local freedom to renegotiate their contributions within that total, provided that the original total is achieved.  The simple arithmetical total of the parish level share figures is also subject to a minimum (or floor), assessed to cover minimum 50% of the direct costs of all stipendiary ministry posts (excluding curates)  serving the MMA.  A maximum (or ceiling) level per post is also applied, this being calculated by dividing the total of the Diocesan Budget by the total number of parochial incumbent status posts in the Diocese.

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The Road Well Travelled

Pilgrimage is big business today.  People travel to places of interest and inspiration.  Sometimes the motivation is self consciously spiritual, such as pilgrimage to the Holy Land, or Santiago de Compostela in Spain.  Sometimes the motivation is more self concerned: the need for a break, the desire for new experiences and perspectives.

Such pilgrimages almost always involve travel – by air, sea or land.  Transport tends to be quick and efficient.  Airways and motorways make the journey as smooth as possible.  The point is to get there and enjoy.  In terms of the journey “let the train take the strain”!

I AM THE WAY

Jesus told his disciples “I am the way”.  Our modern understanding of pilgrimage can tempt us to see Jesus as the One who can move us smoothly from sin to salvation, from need to fulfilment.

But… in the time when our Lord used this phrase, “the way” was not a dual carriageway or a city to city flight.  The “way” was a difficult undertaking.  There were few “roads” and even less signposts.  Travellers needed to observe the sun, look for clues left by others, and rely upon help from those they met on the journey “The way” was a test, an experience of struggle and searching as one sought to move from one place to another, to reach the proper destination.

People of the Way

Pentecost blesses us with the Spirit of God’s life and power, we are led in the way which is Jesus Christ, the pilgrimage between this life and eternity.  Much of this “way” will not be smooth travel so that all we need to think about is the destination and how much we will enjoy being there.  Rather, much of this way is an inner search and struggle.  To be one of Christ’s pilgrim people is not necessarily to be on the move, much may involve an inner journey, with few marks of progression, and much searching for signs and assistance.  To be a pilgrim is the normal spiritual state for a Christian.

From Road to Retreat

That is why, as we begin to turn our minds to the holiday season, we need to remember that besides plans to go to different places for refreshment and inspiration, there is an equally important need to “retreat” inward – to search more carefully for the signs and encouragements our Lord provides for each of us.  Pilgrimage should be the normal spiritual state of the Christian blessed with God’s Holy Spirit.  Jesus is the way, we need to make space occasionally to pay attention to search and struggle – and then be given confidence to the right direction of travel.

Besides thinking of holidays – plan a retreat: the word in the Christian brochure is not vacation but VOCATION.

 

 

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Edmund Burke famously said that for evil to triumph it was only necessary for good people to do nothing.  Our society  faces many issues about the quality of our life together, how we care for those in need, and what we need to do in order to establish a more equitable and sustainable society.

 

Local councillors are people who give their time and energy to trying to help us work at these issues in our own neighbourhoods.  The privilege of living in a democracy means that each of us can play a part in deciding upon the priorities that should be pursued.

 

As people who are called to care about the quality of life of all God’s children, Christians need to take a lead in expressing our views and using our votes.

 

I would encourage all of us to look at the issues being debated in our own locality, to assess the aspirations of each candidate, and to exercise our precious right to vote.  Our communities need people to stand up for Christian values – fairness, especial concern for the stranger and the needy, challenge to policies which might benefit only particular groups rather than seeking to bind together better all citizens and their concerns.

 

Jesus paid taxes.  Paul called for positive support for good government. We need to play our part - in times of such political apathy this might mean that our voice can be especially significant, as a witness and a model of responsible citizenship.

 

Vote – and avoid the danger of the forces of chaos flourishing because good people did nothing.

 

 

 

 

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The Diocese of Derby is organising three Vocation Roadshows over the next few months so that people can go along and talk about how they can discern their calling to various types of ministry.

 

 

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We hold Midday prayers every Friday in the Cathedral to which evryone is welcome to join in. Prayers last 15-20mins so pop in during your lunch break or whilst shopping.

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This leaflet contains some thought provoking ideas; a case study from Derby Diocese; practical suggestions of churches and schools working together; some useful links and resources.

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This leaflet can be printed off and contains a short but thought provoking article about how churches can work with their schools as part of their mission; practical ideas for working together; a case study from Derby Diocese; useful links and resources.

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The Diocese of Derby now has a blog. Read it here http://dioceseofderby.wordpress.com/

 

 

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