“A full time priest in the Church of England contemplates everyday life in a multi-parish benefice – views are all my own”
As I look back over curacy and forward towards becoming a rector, I have all sorts of concerns. One of them is this blog. I blog very approximately once a week, outside of anything daily I am doing. I try to be intentional about it, and it really is meant to be be exactly what the strap line says it is…
I think the strap line must change very soon…to something along the lines of “A new Rector in the Church of England contemplates life on a steep learning curve in a village parish.” But that itself begs some questions. As a new incumbent (the priest where the buck stops in a parish), I do indeed have a steep learning curve, no matter how good my Training Incumbent is and has been. I have a new place to learn about, and a new role to inhabit there. But originally this blog started so that my friends could see what kind of things a parish priest does. I think it has fulfilled that brief. I’m not sure that I will have the time or focus to keep it going, and I’m also not sure how much relevance it would have to most people if I kept writing to the brief of the new strap line.
So the question – is it time for Rev’d Claire’s blog to retire? Or should it carry on to the new strap line? Or should this blog close and a new one begin? Opinions welcome. I don’t really want to stop blogging – but equally, I’d rather be intentional than let this blog just peter out.