01 February 2024, The Tablet

Recovering the lost treasure of women deacons

The restoration of the diaconate to women will call for heroic self-offering in the face of public incomprehension.

Recovering the lost treasure of women deacons

St Phoebe served as a church minister for 20 years after the death of Jesus.

The Synod called for more discussion of whether women should be restored to the diaconate. What would this ministry look like? Could it help to revitalise the Church?
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