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Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Big Day

This is it then - today I will become a Vicar. I will finally formally have the title I have used so often during my curacy so I didn't have to explain to people the difference between one kind of priest and another.  I can't wait to get my church keys and start having a really good root around, finding out where things are and what things do.

From what I've read elsewhere in recent blogs from others in similar situations (thinking particularly of Vernacular Vicar's) the biggest struggle might be pacing myself. The working day/week is as long as a piece of string. It's a great and lively parish which already has a lot going on and loads of pro-active members of the congregation. What will God's vision be for us here?  I take on board concern shared by a colleague this week who said "It's reached that point when I need to know it's our vision, a shared vision - not just mine."

Watch this space!

7 comments:

Robb said...

I'll iron my surplice...

Rachel F said...

You can borrow a nice cotta if you like :)

Fr David Cloake said...

Many prayers and blessings for today and every day!

D

Lay Anglicana said...

Congratulations! To you - and to your parish...

Robb said...

Oooo oooo, no one will be looking. I'm bringing my cotta!!!

nicolahulks said...

A very big good luck to you. I'm a parish administrator currently and am settling in a new Vicar. As I keep saying to him - you are not alone, the whole church is behind you and just ask us for anything you need. I'm sure the same goes for you at yours!

Doorkeeper said...

Don't worry too much about pacing yourself, just get in there and enjoy it. Remember, God wants you there.....!