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Ian Mobsby

Blimey this really is progressive. Which Bishop was it - very exciting. There are not that many emerging church 'clergy' so this is a significant development. Was he ordained NSM? or SM?

Derek Spencer

Ian, I hope jonny doesn't mind me writing on his behalf. Basically I was the guy that got ordained my name is Derek (check out my blog from jonny's link)- It was Bishop Lindsay of Horsham (West Sussex) who did the deed, and basically he's a forward thinking guy, who's very much into taking a few risks.

And just to add, I'e been in this job now for 3 years, and get a full stipend/house etc, the great thing about all of this is that this bishop really is setting the pace in actually ordaining me within my current work as a Deanery Youth Missioner - that means I get to stay in my job and out of the traditional 'church' mould...long may it continue!

Ian Mobsby

thanks Derek - as someone who is currently deaconed to do an emerging church project in London - unpaid and no accommodation - it is good to hear that other parts of the church are doing better. that is very progressive. I get priested in July - but nothing as forward thinking as what has happened for you. I look forward to having the same role as you.....some time...

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