Convocation, final presentations

TSSF Convocation – the final session

Text of Nicholas Henshall’s summary (this is based on his informal notes)

Videos of the Final Presentations from the 6 groups:

  1. Making an impact –
  2. Going Deeper in Prayer –
  3. Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation –
    (that is an ‘underscore’ between Nv and So)
  4. Energy –
    ( O4 is an O not a zero)
  5. Growing the Third Order –
    (Oy is again an O not zero and the last 4 characters are yuqgY)
  6. Structure –

Call for nominations: Provincial Formation Guardian – Closing Date 10th August 2017

Chapter is looking to appoint a New Provincial formation Guardian & Trustee.

All Professed Tertiaries in the Province are invited prayerfully to consider whether this is a call they should answer, or perhaps whether they can think of a fellow-Tertiary they would encourage to offer to serve the Order in this extremely important role.

The following documents are available here and have been sent to Area Teams:

If there is more than one person nominated, voting papers will be sent to Areas as soon possible after 10th August and voting will close on Tuesday 26th September 2017 – with the elected candidate expected to attend Chapter in February & June for the handover process and to take up office with Chapter’s blessing at the end of June 2018 Chapter.

Garry Ward – Returning Officer July 2017

New items on the website

Two completely different new items have been added to the website:

  1. A new version of the Area Team Handbook.
  2. An article from Paul Alexander on the Province of the Americas Centennial Convocation (original DOCX file).
    The same article as a PDF file (with some odd layout problems which we may manage to sort).
    A shortened version of this is intended for Little Portion.

Click on the text above to find these.

Chris Petrie, 6th July 2017

Funeral of Bishop Michael Perham

The following information about the funeral of our former Bishop Protector has been supplied by the PA to +Rachel, Bishop of Gloucester who wanted SSF to be informed.

The Funeral Eucharist of the Right Reverend Michael Perham will be held at Gloucester Cathedral on Saturday 6 May at 2.00 pm.

All are welcome.  Please note that there will not be a memorial service at a future date.

Robing: Bishops and deans are invited to robe plus the Cathedral Chapters of Gloucester and Wells. All other clergy are requested not to robe.

Parking: Due to major building works there is no parking available outside the cathedral. Parking advice can be found here.  Please be aware that there is a rugby match in Gloucester in the afternoon.

Flowers: The family have requested no flowers.

There will be a retiring collection for Gloucestershire Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers. GARAS’ purpose is to provide support to asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants.
Gift Aid envelopes will be available.
For those wishing to make a donation direct to GARAS:
Cheques can be paid payable to GARAS Ltd and posted to 111 Barton Street, Gloucester. GL1 4HR
HSBC Bank  sort code 40-22-09  Account number 0177671

Refreshments: Unfortunately due to the number of people we are unable to provide refreshments for everyone after the service.  However, there are a number of cafes, pubs and restaurants in walking distance of the cathedral.

We would be grateful for your assistance in sharing this information with anyone you know who might like to attend.

With our thanks and good wishes.

The Rt Revd Rachel Treweek                        The Very Revd Stephen Lake

TSSF website project

This website is currently being reviewed, updated and (we hope) improved.

  • If you can’t find something where it used to be, try using the “Search” box near the top right of each page. If that doesn’t help email and let us know about the problem.
  • If you have comments or suggestions about changes we have made or about changes you think would be good, email
  • One of the aims of the website project is to make maintaining and updating the website easier; this should mean that people without much IT expertise could contribute to the work of the web team and we should be glad to hear from Tertiaries who think they might be able to offer some time to this work.

Chris Petrie, March 2017
(on behalf of the web team)

Election of Minister Provincial

Advance warning –

Nominations have not yet closed (30 hours to go) but there will be an election in order to discern which candidate will take on this important role of service to the Order. Voting papers will be send to Areas and put on the TSSF website later this week.

Area Teams may wish to plan how to ensure that all Professed Tertiaries are enabled to consider the candidates’ information and excercise their votes prayerfully, as they encouraged to do.

Voting will close at the end of Tuesday, 17th January 2017.

Chris Petrie (Returning Officer)
5th December 2016