Ordained ministry comes in many shapes and forms. This is an inspiring book of personal story from women who are flourishing in the work to which God has called them. Don't give in to the stereotypes; let this book be a surprise and encouragement.
AWESOME plays a vital role in supporting and encouraging younger women in ministry. There are real life stories here of God working in people's lives and people called to God's service. They will make you think, help you explore further and inspire you to faith and action.
One of the great gifts of God to his Church are priests, both male and female. AWESOME brings together the lives and stories of some of the hugely talented women who are now serving God in the Church of England ministry. Read it and rejoice!
Chair of AWESOME, Vicar of St James the Less Pimlico, writer and former theological lecturer at Wycliffe Hall Oxford
Jane Plackett & Suse McBay
Jane is an ordinand at St John's College Nottingham, as is Suse who is also studying for a PhD in biblical studies
Senior Chaplain and Interfaith Advisor at Brunel University, writer and broadcaster
Permanent deacon, writer and former lecturer at Oak Hill Theological College, Assistant Minister Grace Church Muswell Hill and Assistant lecturer at Wycliffe Hall Oxford
Vicar of St Gabriel’s Cricklewood and member of the General Synod
Writer, Tutor in Spiritual Formation and Dean for Women at Wycliffe Hall Oxford
Priest in Charge of St George’s Everton
Associate Priest of Ospringe and Davington and Bishops Missioner
Vicar of St. Mark's Church, Lache-cum-Saltney, Chester, and Priest in Charge of City Centre Church of Chester, St. Peter's at the Cross
There’s something different about AWESOME women. They’re distinctive for at least two reasons:
This book tells the stories of some of those women, celebrating the unique network that is AWESOME: Anglican Women Evangelicals: Supporting our Ordained Ministries. The women who have written have different backgrounds, different paths to faith, different personalities, different ministries. Some of the women are single, some married. Some have children, some don’t. Some are in parish ministry, some are in other forms of ministry. Together, they tell the story of the difference that evangelical women’s ministry is making.
This book is for all who want to hear the story of AWESOME and what God has been doing through the ministry of evangelical women. It is also for women—and men—who are wondering if God might be calling them too.