Fr. RON CORNE, who was our locum priest in September 2019, will be joining us in March as our full-time chaplain. We pray that his time with us will be a time of growth at All Saints’ and a blessing to all! Below is a message from Fr. Ron.
St Augustine who eventually became the first Archbishop of Canterbury was sent to Britain by Pope Gregory who advised St Augustine to bundle together ‘whatever things are devout, religious and right’ and use these things to inspire and teach the English’
I am delighted to say after very careful, prayerful and scrutinized preparation by the Diocese of Europe and the Chaplaincy and a time of discernment by me, that I have been appointed Chaplain Designate to serve in All Saints Puerto de a Cruz Tenerife.
I served at All Saints in September for a few weeks and I am returning now to be appointed Chaplain on 22nd March 2020.
A short potted history: I have served throughout the Church of England in Suburban, City, Rural and Town ministries. I have served as an Area Dean for over seven years, guiding the Deanery and Clergy in the usual areas of the Christian Life, focusing on Mission and Pastoral Care in particular, and acting as a conduit between the Bishops and the Deanery Clergy.
We are beginning a new decade this is both exciting and daunting but with God guiding and supporting us in our endeavors as Julian of Norwich said, ‘All will be well. And all manner of things will be well’.
We have a journey to undertake which I trust will be a Christian family, with friends, visitors and pilgrims moving together with a Godly vision and a golden thread of love binding all things together.
Much more on that for the future but for the moment I’m packing a few things in a chest and a suitcase, and preparing to come over from the UK.
All Saints Tenerife has a long history and I’m delighted to be coming and to be a part of that history and with us creating vision as we move ahead together, appreciating all the efforts of the volunteers, the congregation, the friends, everyone who contributes and looking to the tasks and challenges of the future with faith, hope and love and inviting people to catch the vision for our beautiful church and people for the future.
With Christian love
Revd. Ron Corne.