|Archdeacon Vickie Sims introduces Ian Carter, Diocesan Safeguarding Manager|
|Dr Clare Amos, Diocesan Director of Lay Discipleship|
Clare also led an introductory session on discipleship in the Diocese in Europe. She reflected on how aspects and descriptions of the Blessed Sacrament, which is of course central to our lives as Christians, can underline aspects of our discipleship vocation:
Community - "Communion"
Worship - "Eucharist" (= thanksgiving)
Mission - "Mass"
Learning - "Lord's Supper"
|Dr Pemberton Ford|
In other business, Ian Gibson and Tola Hummel from the Diocesan Safeguarding team were on hand to give updates on the Safeguarding agenda which is central to our diocesan life, and to have valuable informal discussions with synod members. Archdeacon Sims led a session on some essential parish administration and governance questions and chaired reporting sessions from the congregations across Italy and Malta.
|Assistant Safeguarding Manager Tola Hummel with Synod Member Una Scaletta|
|Locum priests Ed Hanson, Richard Gowty, and Derek Goddard,|