United Dioceses of Dublin & Glendalough



Video: Pioneer Ministry – a brief history and background

Rob Jones, the National Director and team leader for Pioneer Ministry in the Church of Ireland, is joined by Bishop Patrick Rooke to explore some of the foundations that have led us to this point as we prepare for the formal launch on Sunday, 5th February 2023.

Bishop Patrick reflects on three phases of a ten–year journey of developing Pioneer Ministry – an introductory discussion about what it would look like, advocacy, and planning by considering its vision, recruitment, finance and structures.

Pioneer Ministry, as he relates, is part of a calling for each one of us and part of the Church’s role in seeking out and reaching those who have little or no connection to church.


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