Archdeacons' Visitations 2019


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    Around the Diocese
    Date
    2 May 2019
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    Churchwardens will be gathering this month at seven Visitation services across the Diocese to celebrate and affirm their ministry as they formally take up their offices for another year.

    The services will be led by Christopher Bryan, Archdeacon of Malmesbury, and Michael Johnson, Acting Archdeacon of Bristol, and will include the legal swearing-in and commissioning of the churchwardens as elected Bishop’s Officers and senior lay leaders in mission in their parishes.

    The theme of our services this year will focus on the Journey of Invitation, encouraging parishes to think about how they are creating a culture of invitation in their own contexts.

    Deanery and ArchdeaconVenue Date and time
    Kingswood and South Glos 
    (Christopher Bryan)
    Holy Trinity, Kingswood BS15 4ADWednesday 8 May
    7.30pm
    Bristol West (Michael 
    Johnson)
    All Saints, Clifton BS8 2HYThursday 9 May
    7.30pm
    Swindon (Christopher
    Bryan)
    St John, Parks, Swindon SN3 2LGSunday 12 May
    6.30pm
    Bristol South (Michael 
    Johnson)
    St Francis, Ashton Gate BS3 1JPTuesday 14 May
    7.30pm
    City (Michael Johnson)B&A Church, St Andrews BS6 5BZWednesday 15 May
    7.30pm
    Chippenham (Christopher
    Bryan)
    St Paul, Chippenham SN15 1PSThursday 16 May
    7.30pm
    North Wiltshire (Christopher
    Bryan)
    Holy Cross, Sherston Magna
    SN16 0LR
    Sunday 19 May
    6.30pm

    Each service will be followed by light refreshments.

    The legal admittance of churchwardens to office for the coming year forms a key part of the Visitation service so it is particularly important that those who are elected at the Annual Parochial Church meetings make every effort to attend a service.

    We also hope that churchwardens who are standing down from office this year will want to attend to reflect and give thanks on all that has been achieved during their period of service. Clergy and those who support churchwardens in their work in the parishes are also encouraged to attend.