Commission on Ministry Report Highlights Vocations and Signs of Hope

The report of the Commission on Ministry was presented at General Synod in the Millennium Forum, Derry/Londonderry this morning. Presentation of the report included the launch of the Commission’s new video on vocations.

Proposing the report, Philip McKinley (Dublin) recalled the former Archdeacon of Tuam, the Ven Gary Hastings, who in proposing the report of Commission on Ministry eight years ago predicted that in 20 years’ time or less many small rural church would be gone or on their last legs.

Mr McKinley said that since then there had been one national Census in Northern Ireland and two in…

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