More tea, Associate Archdeacon Transition Enabler?

Apr 20, 2021 by

by Peter Franklin, UnHerd:

Exciting news from the Church of England. The Diocese of Sheffield is to appoint “four further Associate Archdeacon Transition Enablers.”

Yes, really! Not one or two or three, but four. Indeed, four further persons of this description. At this rate, the North of England will soon be overrun with them.

One question though: what is an Associate Archdeacon Transition Enabler? The title, while awfully impressive, is somewhat ambiguous. Is the purpose of an AATE to enable Archdeacons to transition? If so, what are these Archdeacons transitioning to? Butterflies, perhaps.

Consulting the Diocesan website, I discover that “the intention is to create a collaborative context that enables Deaneries, Parishes and Mission Areas to embrace significant change.”

No, me neither.

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