The Anglican Priest!
Clergy Consultation ot St Georges House
To try and speak of God is, unavoidably, to work with words and images carved from the world’s wood, the territory of the familiar.’ Nicholas Lash may be right. But speak of God we must and to speak of him consistently, coherently and convincingly is what we have been called to do’.
We wish to encourage ordained ministers from different traditions to come together to enter into lively and engaging conversation.
Such conversation will mean you are refreshed and reinvigorated, ready to return to your place of ministry speaking more confidently and convincingly about God.
Here at St Georges House over the past two weeks 26 clergy have gathered in consultation. We have been exploring together our faith in the light of many years of experience. In my splendidly good humoured group of eight clergy we totalled 195 years of minstry in over 35 communities. The wisdom, openess and sheer goodness of the group were inspirational. I will carry much of what was shared with me for the rest of my life.
In our final session today we shall reflect on what lies ahead and I shall use this wonderful piece by William Plomer which continues to be an inspiration to me
the poem lived,
lived, not written,
the poem spoken
by Christ, who never
wrote a word,
of received ideas
who rebuilt Rome
with the words he
himself a sunrise
of love enlarged,
of love, enlarged