Archive for December 2009

Unmindful thoughts

Dec 31st, 2009 | By | Category: Ministry

In the late 80s, in the early years after ordination, it seemed that most of the work in the parish was impossible.  Trying to provide pastoral care for cancer patients was particularly difficult when pastoral training had given no information whatsoever about the illness.

Bill a member of the church,  was a consultant anaesthetist  and dealt a lot with pain relief, prompting me to question him.  “Is there nothing published that would help a new curate understand what was going on?”

Bill was suspicious of anything simplistic, “What do you …