The Rev. Daren Evans (back row – far right), Assistant Curate at the Spanish Town Cathedral, is among representatives from 17 countries in the Anglican Communion currently attending a special course for Seminarians and New Clergy offered by Canterbury Cathedral in the United Kingdom.
The seminarians have been working, worshipping and fellowshipping together
Photo Credit: ACNS
The course focuses on the rich traditions of cultures and contexts of mission and ministry in the Anglican Communion. Guided by an international faculty, students are encouraged to share their own experiences of the Anglican Communion and reflect on these against the background of the life and worship of Canterbury Cathedral.
The two-week programme has two main components: an academic input and group reflection on ordained life and ministry; as well as participation in the pattern of prayer at the Cathedral.
Participants have also visited the Anglican Communion Office (ACO) in London, and the Archbishop of Canterbury. At the ACO, they learned more about its work and spent time in Bible study and worship with the staff there. They subsequently travelled to Lambeth Palace to meet with Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.
The countries in the Anglican Communion represented by participants are: Australia, Congo, England, Ghana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, New Zealand, Nigeria, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, USA, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Rev. Evans returns to Jamaica on June 22.
Note: Reproduced from an article prepared by the Anglican Communion News Service