Our blog

This ​page is home for ordained and lay voices from around the diocese, with the aim of generating discussion on a variety of relevant topics. As such, they represent personal opinion, and do not constitute the views of the Diocese of Guildford.

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Recent posts

The single consecrated life - a Fresh Expression of religious life in the Anglican Church

21 March 2017
Diana Pinchin blogs about following her calling and how it led her to Single Consecrated Life

Holy Trinity, Westcott - starting the Eco Church journey

01 March 2017
Hannah Mayo at Holy Trinity, Westcott, blogs about how the parish is tracking and improving their eco-friendliness

Sue tweets to ten thousand for the CofE

26 January 2017
Revd Sue Cooke recounts her experience of having nearly 10,000 followers on Twitter for a week.

Social media Christmas campaign - tips and tricks

29 November 2016
Here are a few tips and tricks to help you get the message out effectively on social media during the ...

Strengthening our Nigerian mission link

28 November 2016
Alan Jenkins, Rector of St Nicolas, Great Bookham shares his recent visit to the diocesan mission link in Nigeria.

Visiting Grande-Synthe Refugee Camp

21 November 2016
Leah Robson from St John’s Church, Egham reports on her trip

What does transformational Communications look like?

15 November 2016
Communications team leader, Nick Edmonds, suggests how good comms can support the 'Transforming Church, Transforming Lives' vision

Ministering to children or by them?

31 October 2016
Alison Hendy, children & families ministry adviser, flips goal 3 on its head

Back to Galilee

31 October 2016
Revd Matthew Prior, Adult Discipleship Development Adviser, points to possible ways to make disciples

Get your church building fit for purpose!

31 October 2016
Secretary of the Diocesan Advisory Committee, Wendy Harris, blogs on the challenge of keeping church buildings relevant while retaining their ...

Fostering a culture of modern vocation

17 October 2016
Hazel Whitehead, diocesan director of Discipleship, Vocation and Ministry, blogs about what modern clergy can and should look like

The fine line between lay and clergy

17 October 2016
Steve Summers, principal of the diocesan Lay Ministry Programme, blogs about valuing the diverse skills that lay ministers bring to ...

The unifying body of Christ

17 October 2016
Diocesan world mission adviser, Andy Wheeler, proclaims the remarkable unity that unfolds from the diversity of our Church

Salt and light

17 October 2016
Jo Cookes, interim director of CET, gives examples of how the team can help your church become 'salt and light' ...

Not everyone goes to church

13 October 2016
Diocesan director of education, Steve Green, explains how schools are in a unique position to reach children and families

100 new worshipping communities in 10 years?

11 October 2016
Jens Mankel, ​church ​planting and ​fresh ​expressions ​adviser, blogs on what the goal of 'increasing believers' means from his perspective...

Second Thoughts About Europe

01 July 2016
Diocesan World Mission Advisor, Revd Canon Andy Wheeler, shares his thoughts and concerns in the wake of the EU referendum ...

Volunteering in Calais: Four perspectives

24 June 2016
Four volunteers from St Paul's Church, Dorking, offer accounts of what their day at the French refugee camps entailed

A snapshot of 50 years' ministry

16 June 2016
The Revd John Richardson reflects on his 50 years of ministry shortly after his retirement.

Faith Pictures – Reflections from The Bourne Parish

13 June 2016
Revd Canon Karen Hutchinson, vicar of The Bourne and Tilford, tells how inspirational the congregation at The Bourne found 'Faith ...
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Blog Posts

The single consecrated life - a Fresh Expression of religious life in the Anglican Church

Diana Pinchin blogs about following her calling and how it led her to Single Consecrated Life