Awesome Voices: God Working Through Ordained Women Today
There’s something different about AWESOME women. They’re distinctive for at least two reasons:
•Women called to ordained ministry in the Church of England
•Women from the evangelical tradition
That distinctive difference can be a challenge. It’s a challenge to follow God’s calling when others in the church argue that women should not be church leaders. And it’s a challenge to be an evangelical woman in ministry: passionate about being Christ-like, about making disciples and growing the church, about studying and standing for biblical truth, about seeing that truth bring hope to people’s lives.
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.
Lis Goddard: 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
Sally Hitchiner: Senior Chaplain and Interfaith Advisor at Brunel University, writer and broadcaster
Clare Hendry: Permanent deacon, writer and former lecturer at Oak Hill Theological College, Assistant Minister Grace Church Muswell Hill and Assistant lecturer at Wycliffe Hall Oxford
Jane Morris: Vicar of St Gabriel’s Cricklewood and member of the General Synod
Liz Hoare: Writer, Tutor in Spiritual Formation and Dean for Women at Wycliffe Hall Oxford
Kate Wharton: Priest in Charge of St George’s Everton
Tracey Bateson: Associate Priest of Ospringe and Davington and Bishops Missioner
Hennie Johnston: 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