Unreasonable demands?

23 Jun 2022 • From Bishop Richard Jackson

In this week's video, Bishop Richard asks whether we have unrealistic expectations of our local clergy.  He explains that the role of ministers as set out in Paul's letter to the Ephesians is to 'equip his people for works of service so that the body of Christ may be built up.'  All churches are at a point on the journey from 'the vicar is the church', to 'the people help the vicar be the church' to the more biblical model: 'the vicar helps the people to be the church'.  It's sometimes helpful to be reminded that the Church is ... all of us!

For transcripts, visit the Bishop of Hereford's Message section of the diocesan website.