Diocesan Synod met at Manor Church of England Academy, York, on a warm Saturday, 22nd June 2019.
In his Presidential Address to Synod, ’Living a Jesus Christ-Shaped life’, based on Philippians 2:1-11, Archbishop Sentamu told us that “A true minister of the gospel must be one who can say to others, follow me as I am following Jesus.”
“This is discipleship… Living a Jesus Christ-shaped life. Knowing one another as Jesus Christ knows us: a mixture of goodness and failure, hope and despair, love and hatred… And he still loves us to bits.”
THE BELFREY COMMISSIONED FOR 20s-40s PLANS
The Archbishop commissioned and anointed a team of four representing the Church of St Michael-le-Belfrey, York, who will be playing a crucial part in our diocesan plans for reaching those in their 20s, 30s and 40s by taking on the training of additional curates, with the remit to become planters of new worshipping communities with a focus on this age group.
YORK DIOCESE MISSION 2020— ‘COME AND SEE’
The Revd Richard Carew outlined the emerging programme for the Archbishop’s Mission in the Diocese of York 12-15 March 2020 and explained some of the opportunities for every parish and church to be involved, including the chance to ‘bid’ for a visiting bishop and team from another diocese to get behind a local initiative.
He showed Synod a preview of the ‘Come And See’ mission prayer featured on newly-launched website www.comeandsee.uk; a growing range of resources will be available there to encourage and support parishes in their own plans to join in. “Who would you like to reach?” he asked, “And how would you like to reach them?”