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Knowing their people and being known by them: A changing Episcopal role within Accompanied Ministry Development in the Diocese of Truro

Village, Andrew and Muskett, Judith A. (2018) Knowing their people and being known by them: A changing Episcopal role within Accompanied Ministry Development in the Diocese of Truro. Ecclesial Practices. (Submitted)

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Abstract

Using a range of qualitative data, this article presents a case study of changing episcopal roles in the Diocese of Truro, necessitated by its bishops’ involvement in the innovative Accompanied Ministry Development Programme (AMD). This style of engagement foregrounds the activity specified in the ordinal of ‘getting to know the people and being known by them’. Findings raise questions such as whether roles currently undertaken by the bishops could be shared among senior staff and, if not, how the role of bishops could be adjusted to cope with an ongoing commitment to engage with incumbents and parishes across the Diocese on a regular basis. These are questions upon which any diocese may wish to reflect when initiating change that requires direct episcopal support.

Item Type: Article
Status: Submitted
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BV Practical Theology > BV598-603 The Church
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BV Practical Theology > BV659-683 Ministry. Clergy. Religious vocations
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BV Practical Theology > BV700-707 Parish. Congregation. The local church
School/Department: School of Humanities, Religion & Philosophy
URI: http://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/3444

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