Rector’s Jottings (24/2019)
STUDY LEAVE REFLECTIONS
I have been given the opportunity to take three months Study Leave this year, and so I will be away from Hornsey Parish during August, September and October.
Priests can take Study Leave (often called a Sabbatical), with the Bishop’s permission, every nine or ten years, and with Mthr Anna ideally placed to help lead the parish, with the Churchwardens in my absence, this is the ideal time for me to seize the opportunity.
The purpose of this period of time is threefold: to rest; to pray; to study. In the next few Jottings I want to let you know what I will be getting up to in these weeks that I am away, `and to ask your prayers for me as I prepare to go. I ask you to pray also for those who will be stepping up to fulfil my responsibilities in the meantime.