Our Minister, Rev Amanda Roper, has been in ministry for over 10 years now and is therefore overdue to take a sabbatical. In the Methodist Church sabbaticals are a gift, and are intended to be a time away from the usual day-to-day job, for reflection, recreation and renewal. It may take the form of a retreat, a course, visiting other places and churches, reading or a combination of these and other elements. The Church believes sabbaticals are important and therefore they are compulsory for all presbyters and deacons. They have to be taken in the 10th and every subsequent 7th year of travel.
Amanda begins here three month sabbatical in April. She plans to use her time creatively, staying at an abbey in Kent and being part of an arts festival in Cornwall. She will be sharing some of her creative endeavours and blessings with us on her return.
During Amanda's sabbatical the trustees of Cornerstone would value the support and prayers of all who are able so please pray and encourage them in their work.