The Right Reverend Dr Christopher Cocksworth
Signposts for the Future, On the Way and Pastoring the Pastors
In June 2009, Bishop Christopher launched 'Signposts for the Future', written 'to point to some directions where... God may be leading us'. One year on from 'Signposts', 'On the Way' was written to 'give us some idea of where we are with a number of developments in the Diocese as we seek to walk the way signposted a year ago'.
Pastoring the Pastors was launched at the same time as 'On the Way'. In the introduction, Bishop Christopher says:
"This is a document about the pastoral care of the clergy. It is a pastoral document for pastors and for those who support them. It is about how thouse who care for ('pastor') others may themeselves be cared for ('pastored'). It has three parts to it. First, it considers our own care of ourselves as clergy including guidance on how we might do that. Second, it describes the care that the Bishop seeks to give and to ensure is in place from colleagues and diocesan support systems. Third, it suggests the care that clergy might reasonably expect from lay leaders in the Church."
Pastoring the Pastors - document updated April 2013
For the charge the Bishop delivered at the launch of Signposts for the Future on 4th June 2009, please click here.