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Ministry to the Rich?

by Andrew Harrison |


Andrew Harrison, formerly a member of this parish, has recently moved to pursue a lay ministry role in an affluent part of London - he considers whether the wealthy are as deserving as the poor

The last time I wrote in the Nottingham City parish magazine, it was about my keen interest in social justice. Last October, while I was worshipping at St Peter’s Nottingham and working for an independent coffee shop I saw an ad in Church Times for a lay ministry role in Hampstead. Within a week of enquiring about the role, I was moving to London to become the children’s minister of the parishes of South Hampstead and Belsize Park. I live in a very creative, fashionable part of London with three other volunteers for the church. The accommodation is free, but the job is unpaid so I’ve just started another paid parish role doing youth work and elderly visits. My work in the church involves running Sunday schools, children's clubs, a youth club, befriending the elderly and leading Morning and Evening Prayer in the context of the liberal catholic tradition in the Church of England.

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A Journey to Ministry

by Canon Dr Esther Elliott |


Esther Elliot has recently been licensed as a Lay Reader with permission to officiate in this parish. She tells us a bit about herself and her journey to becoming a licensed reader

In order to have a licence to operate as a Reader in the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham you have to fill in a form. One of the questions that I had to give a bit of thought to was "how long have you worshipped in the parish you wish to be licensed to?" A bit of sturdy thinking led me to the conclusion that 20+ years was both about right and a bit of a shock!

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Vicar's Letter

by Reverend Christopher Harrison |


As most of us look forward to the Easter break it is easy to overlook Good Friday, but Rev’d Christopher Harrison suggests we all take some time to think about what it really means

Not so many years ago, it was much more difficult to ignore Good Friday than it is today. Shops were generally closed, and city centres were fairly quiet. Nowadays, however, one could be forgiven for not being aware that Good Friday is still a public holiday, as life in many parts of the centre of Nottingham carries on very much as usual.

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