(Most recent items first)
Bishop Announces End of DLM Programme
On Wednesday 8th May 2009, the Bishop of Kensington, the Rt Revd Paul Williams, announced the end of the DLM training programme.
• Full report: Bishop Announces End of DLM Programme
New Bishop of Kensington Consecrated
On Wednesday 25th March 2009, the new Bishop of Kensington, Paul Williams, was consecrated at a service led by the Archbishop of Canterbury, assisted by the Bishops of London, Winchester and Oxford.
• Full report: New Bishop of Kensington Consecrated at St Paul's Cathedral
New Bishop of Kensington Announced
On 15th December 2008 it was announced that the Revd Canon Paul G Williams, Rector of St James Gerrards Cross with Fulmer, will become the new Bishop of Kensington. His consecration is scheduled for 11am, Wednesday 25th March 2009, at St Paul's Cathedral, London.
• Diocese of London News: Official Announcement
The Revd Sue Groom, Director of DLMs, has been invited to preach at churches around the Kensington Episcopal area on most Sundays. She is now fully booked until August 2009. Selected sermons may be found in the Sermons Index.
First Year Completed
In July 2008 the first three DLM students completed the first academic year of their ordination training with STETS, the Southern Theological Education and Training Scheme based at Sarum College, Salisbury. One more student will commence training this Autumn. Future students are expected to train at the new St Mellitus College which was formally inaugurated with a special commissioning ceremony held at St Paul's Cathedral on July 2nd 2008.
New Upper Age Limit on Training
In April 2008 a decision was made by the London College of Bishops to finance training for self-supporting ministry only for those aged under 58 at commencement of training (different rules apply to those considering stipendiary ministry). This has dramatically reduced the number of candidates for Deanery Licensed Ministry.
Bishop Moves to St Paul's Cathedral
In November 2007 it was announced that the Bishop of Kensington, the Rt Revd Michael Colclough, would be taking up a new post as Residentiary Canon at St Paul's. The Bishop of London, the Rt Revd and Rt Hon Dr Richard Chartres, is looking to appoint a new Bishop for the Kensington Area and an announcement is expected in due course.
Around the Area
In the autumn of 2007 the Bishop of Kensington, the Rt Revd Michael Colclough, together with the Director of DLMs and the Area Director of Ordinands (ADO) gave presentations to and met with thirty potential DLM candidates at meals hosted by three of the Area Deans.