Wedding Day Sharing…

We organised a ‘Wedding Workshop’ on Tuesday 23rd September 2014 for all those involved in the administration and organisation of weddings. There were more than 20 attendees from all corners of the city – plus Newport Pagnell – including ministers, administrators and wedding coordinators. The purpose of the day was to give people a chance […]

New Synod

One of the most important decision-making bodies in the Church of England is the Deanery Synod. Each synod is elected for a three-year term and has responsibility for: Setting the strategy of the Deanery through the Deanery Plan Contributing to big decisions at diocesan and national level building relationships between Christians at local level The […]

Deanery Mission and Pastoral Committee (DMPC)

THE ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF MEMBERS OF DEANERY MISSION AND PASTORAL COMMITTEE Background Deaneries have an increasingly important role in the diocese of Oxford. They are seen as the most appropriate unit for discussions about mission and deployment. In Buckingham Archdeaconry, deaneries have been encouraged to undertake Mission planning. This process must continue as we address the threefold questions: […]

Christian Funerals: Getting our message out

During the past few years, we have become concerned that there was a lot of negative publicity being circulated about Christian Funerals. There are leaflets in circulation which say all sorts of things about funerals taken by Christian ministers which are basically not true. We realise that many of these leaflets are being produced by […]

EVIDENCE TO ACTION CONFERENCE

Dear All,We are emailing you as subscribers to the Resourcing Mission Bulletin in order to invite you to book a place at the Evidence to Action Conference.The programme for the conference (a more detailed programme can be viewed by clicking here) includes an overview of the findings from The Church Growth Research Programme, as published […]

Christmas Starts with Christ

You will have noticed Christmas decorations and adverts appearing already… One of our local pubs has a big holly and ivy display over the fire place which says, “Feliz Navidad”. Many Christians would like to say that Christmas doesn’t start in September, it starts with Christ. There is a national campaign which many of our […]