Tag Archives: Ordination

Ordination 10 – BAP reflection.

We were warned about blogging about BAP, because it would be unfair to blog about the experiences of others.  This blog might therefore end up sounding like I was the only candidate there.  I wasn’t!  But other than some general … Continue reading

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Ordination 9 – Bishops’ Advisory Panel.

Well, there should be a whole host of Ordination blog posts between Ordination 8 (written almost a year ago) and Ordination 9, written tonight.  But there aren’t.  If I ever get around to writing them, they’ll just have to be … Continue reading

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Ordination 8 – Not Yet.

(I’ll warn you now, this is likely to be another fairly long post) So, the letter arrived this morning.  Marked colourfully ‘Private and Confidential’. And, as you may have gathered from the title of this post, the response to the … Continue reading

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Ordination 7 – The wait of expectation.

It’s a funny kind of time, really.  The Diocesan Panel was on Saturday, and in a sense, there’s nothing I can now do as I wait for the letter to arrive this week (yes, I am familiar with the concept … Continue reading

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Ordination 6 – Behold, the panel cometh…

Today is Friday.  And tomorrow is the Diocesan Panel.  Am I nervous?  I’m not really sure.  Earlier this week, I was feeling very calm.  I did wonder if it was a sort of being-in-the-eye-of-the-storm feeling.  I wasn’t sure if it … Continue reading

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Ordination blog 5 – the diocesan panel approaches

For some reason, it’s all feeling a bit more real today… Over the last few months, I’m been heading up to Chesterfield every few weeks for a course for people who are exploring this call.  This afternoon saw the fifth … Continue reading

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Ordination blog 4. God’s call.

I still can’t work out what to call these blogs.  Ordination blogs?  Calling blogs?  Taking time to consider the possibility that I might have been called by God to priesthood in the Church of England blogs?  But ordination blogs I … Continue reading

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