I was appointed as the Dean of Women's Ministry on 6 March 2010. Before this, I was the Diocean Adviser for Women's Ministry, a role which I held from January 2006. I feel that the role is principally about being involved in three areas - offering additional pastoral care to women in ministry; advising the bishops and senior staff on matters affecting women in this diocese; and making links between the local and national contexts in key areas. This is exciting stuff and important.
Currently there are 73 women in active licensed ministries across the Diocese. They are working in a huge variety of areas - from the cathedral to groups of rural villages, from inner city parishes to being area deans. The role of DAWM is to help celebrate the hugely significant role that women play in the whole of our church and to promote and support them in that. There are still some issues for some women in ministry and it is good to reflect on them and challenge the church into working with them - for example, leadership styles for women and moving towards women bishops.
For further information, do feel free to contact me on email. firstname.lastname@example.org or tel. 024 7630 3266.
Rev Canon Katrina Scott