The Bishop of Connor, the Rt Revd Alan Abernethy, chats to Dunseverick parishioners Hilary and Ivor Rammage at the Bishop’s second Lent Seminar in Dunluce Parish Centre, Bushmills.
Hundreds of people from all corners of Connor Diocese attended the Bishop of Connor’s annual Lenten Talks series which took place over six sessions.
The Rt Revd Alan Abernethy delivered two talks on the topic of Effecting Change, one of the strands of the Diocesan Vision Strategy, in St Patrick’s Jordanstown, Christ Church, Lisburn and Dunluce Parish Centre, Bushmills.
There were great attendances at every seminar, with the first talk in Bushmills drawing a crowd of 140, and 150 at the second seminar in Jordanstown.
The Bishop’s first talk focused on the theology of change. Change, Bishop Alan stated, is at the heart of human life and it is also part of any faith journey as individuals and community.
In his second seminar Bishop Alan spoke about learning from others, about resisting change, both appropriately and inappropriately, about openness, respect, wisdom and about leading gently.
The Gospel, Bishop Alan stated, not only enables change, but is the root and key to all change. He reflected on managing change in the church, and looked at some of the issues …read more
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