We gathered together as a deanery chapter, following the rules of sanitation and distance (this was before the Monday night lockdown rules), to discuss how it was going with the cessation of public worship and trying to be ministers to people when we cannot go near to them.
How do you run the Church in Wales? Chop it into parts and call them Dioceses.
How do you run a Diocese? Chop it into parts and call them Deanery’s.
How do you run a Deanery? Chop it into parts and call them parishes.
After explaining that to the Teds the Llandaff Diocesan Standing Committee meeting made a bit more sense. It’s a gathering of a clergyperson and a real person from each Deanery along with some other really important people from the Diocese like the Bishop.
The Teds observed lots of interesting subjects like – How is the 2020 year going? How is the Five Year Vision going? How is the money situation? What shall we do about this area of parishes and what shall we do about that area of parishes? Are we doing what God wants?
It sounds dull I guess but when you are there it is interesting watching how the team keeps the good ship Llandaff afloat and on course.