Monday, January 23, 2012

New Directions

2012 has some new directions for me and my work. There may be many new directions which only God knows about, but the ones revealed to me so far include a shift of the temporary office for Theology House from the parish office building at St Barnabas' Fendalton to another location (which I will name when it is signed and sealed), and me taking up some extra duties as (part-time) Priest in Charge of St Aidan's Bryndwr (following the departure of Malcolm Falloon, its vicar for the past fourteen years, who will take up an opportunity to pursue doctoral studies at the University of Otago).

It will be good to have some continuity in the place where I worship, as well as in preaching and presiding. Please pray for the parish nominators as they work with Bishop Victoria and the diocesan nominators on finding a new vicar.

Inevitably this new ministry will affect regularity and length of posting here. For a while now I have tried to post daily. This may not happen or, if it does, some posts are going to be very brief!


Andrew Reid said...

Congratulations on your new appointment and may God grow and build his kingdom among the people of your new parish, as well as through Theology House. May he thoroughly equip you for every good work. And we'll understand if our dose of ADU doesn't arrive as regularly.

Peter Carrell said...

Thanks Andrew!
It was good to pray for the Diocese of Egypt today in our NZ Missions Board prayer cycle :)

Pageantmaster said...

Prayers for your call into a new ministry Peter+.

The internet is also a mission-field, but I don't think any of us have really got to grips with what opportunities it presents, and how to engage with them.

Peter Carrell said...

Thanks Pageantmaster!