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Thursday, 10 February 2011

Spreading the word about the diocese: General Synod Reception

The Diocese in Europe is one of the best kept secrets in the Church of England. The Diocesan Communications Officer, the Revd Canon Paul Needle, seeks every opportunity to put that right! Last Wednesday 9 February, during the sessions of General Synod at Church House in Westminster, he organised a reception for Synod delegates, inviting them for a light lunch and some refreshment, to meet diocesan personnel, view a presentation on the work of the diocese and receive some literature about our work, including the 2011 Yearbook.

The event was well attended - higher numbers than a similar reception 3 years go. On hand to welcome about 50 guests were both bishops and their staff, members of the diocesan staff and three of our own General Synod Reps, Canons Ann Turner, Debbie Flach and Ian Hutchinson-Cervantes, pictured above.

People came with a wide range of questions, about jobs in the diocese, about our locations, even about our views on women clergy! Slowly but surely we are reclaiming our place on the Church of England map.

Assistant Diocesan Secretary, Mrs Jeanne French, welcomes a guest at the lunch

The Yearbook 2011 contains a complete directory of our 300 congregations and articles featuring aspects of our work. It can be obtained by contacting Mrs Bron Panter at the diocesan office. 

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