of the Church of England
"The twentieth century Church saw a number of revolutionary movements. First came the ecumenical movement followed swiftly by the liturgical movement. The final years of the century and the start of this new millennium brought yet one more revolution with the beginnings of a diaconal movement.
In the Roman Catholic, Methodist, Lutheran and Anglican traditions deacons were rediscovered. They had never gone away, but few remained deacons only. This, then, has been a recovery of distinctive deacons, working in the community, on the edge of the Church. This has been the revolution.
Diakonia, the word from which deacon springs, includes amongst its meanings ‘service to the wider community’. Deacons are called to focus this and give it human reality. DACE, the Diaconal Association of the Church of England brings together distinctive deacons and supports their work throughout this country. It also has links with the Church universally.
Have you thought that you might be called to serve Christ in the community? Might you be called to be a deacon? Why not contact DACE to learn more?"