In Tone Deanery we are passionate about developing our mission to children, schools and families. Please pray for all 30 parishes seeking to respond to the amazing love of God in Jesus and to live and tell His story. In particular please pray for all those baptized in our churches and for the 17 schools in our deanery.
The Tone Deanery has committed to establishing a pioneer culture to help us reimagine ministry. We have identified the need for some pioneering expertise in particular communities within our deanery to help us to ‘Grow the Rural Church Younger’. In our Deanery Mission Action Plan we identified the need to create a Deanery Learning Community Hub and to help to connect and resource people already working with children, families and schools.
We are praying for a pioneer colleague to join our deanery. They would help us to initiate new things by listening to the Holy Spirit, context and culture, as well as engaging with people already experimenting with fresh initiatives across the churches of the Deanery to help catalyse further growth and development. They would shape and deliver parts of our Deanery Mission Action Plan and share the learning from a rural context across the diocese and with other interested practitioners. We would love others to join us in these prayers! It seems God is stirring hearts and minds to invite our rural churches to join the diocesan pioneer rumpus and see where the Holy Spirit guides us.
The Revd Selina Garner
Team Vicar at Wellington and District Team Ministry (Benefice)