Kathy Johnson has been appointed as the Deacon for Minstead Gardens Methodist Church and heads up the new MAP (Mission Action Planning) Committee as part of our joint outreach work within the ecumenical Parish of Roehampton. Kathy writes:
I am serving in my first appointment for the Methodist Church on the Alton Estate in Roehampton, where I live, and at Putney. It is a pleasure and a privilege to be able to worship also in the other churches of the Richmond and Hounslow Circuit and at Holy Trinity. I look forward to working more closely with Holy Trinity, our Roehampton Anglican ecumenical partner.
As a member of the Methodist Diaconal Order, I live by a Rule of Life that guides me in both devotional life and in discipline. The calling is a life-long commitment. The word “deacon” comes from the Greek “diakonos” which means servant and describes an office that developed in the early church. Nowadays, we are described as being between church and community, holding the door open for the world to enter and for the church to venture out.
I am originally from the suburbs of North West London, but have lived in various parts of the country throughout my married life. My husband and I have two grown up girls, one living nearby and one in
the West Country. It is a great joy to be able to meet up with them on my days off.