P 140 The Wise Pastor: Learning from Gregory the Great”s “Pastoral Rule”

Appropriate and wise leadership is vital in any type of pastoral ministry, and all the more so in times of change. Gregory the Great”s “Pastoral Rule” was written in just such a context of unsettled times and, partly due to its unfamiliarity, can offer new and unique insights to us today.

This useful guide touches on the life of Gregory before exploring his influential work in depth, drawing out wisdom and advice for leaders and their pastoral practice.
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Author: Revd Dr Gavin Wakefield

Gavin Wakefield is the Director of Training for Missional Ministry for the Diocese of York, with oversight for clergy and lay development. He worked as a parish priest in Sheffield and Chelmsford, and was Deputy Warden of Cranmer Hall, Durham. He lives in Stamford Bridge, where he is also honorary curate, and enjoys hill walking, uncovering local history and travel.

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