Female leadership in the Early Church & the 21st Century 

November 20 - 26, 2017 
Whole group

A week-long course offering an intensive experience of sharing past and present models of Christian women’s leadership in the Church.

Through visits to sites in Rome associated with key women leaders of the Church, then discussion of the relation between their lives and ours, we will work together in a creative re-thinking of present models of ordained women’s roles in the Church today. An integral part of the course will be the sharing of our own stories of ministry.

Sessions and visits

Each day the course will visit sites around Rome related to women who have led the church throughout its history.

There will also be daily sessions, facilitated by the Revd Dr Lucy Morris, which will be a mixture of interactive presentations, groupwork, discussion and reflection.  Prior to the course commencing, Dr Morris will be asking for helpful information to be included in a brief biography from each participant and what you are hoping to gain from attending and participating in this course.
The provisional course outline is available here.

Course leader: The Reverend Dr Lucy Morris

Lucy Morris is an Anglican priest working as an Assisting Priest in a small parish in the southwest corner of Western Australia in the Diocese of Bunbury; and, she is employed full time as the Diocesan Secretary, working in the city of Bunbury.
Previously, Lucy was the CEO of Baptistcare for nearly eight years up until 2016.  This is a large faith-based NGO providing services to the elderly, disabled and those struggling with mental health illnesses.  She has worked in the NGO community sector in the UK and Australia in a range of leadership roles in faith-based organisations.  Lucy is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors; an Adjunct Professor at the University of Notre Dame Australia, in the Fremantle Business School and has held national and state positions on boards, committees and peak bodies, working with State and Federal Governments and sector-wide groups.   She is the author of two books; and, is a regular speaker, presenter and writer.  She has her own webpage: www.lucymorris.com.au 
Lucy grew up in the Western Pacific, attending boarding school and university in the UK.   Lucy has been married for 37 years and has two sons who live and work in Melbourne.  Lucy and her family emigrated to Australia in 1991 from the UK.  

Course fee

Course fee €525
Accommodation and meals in Rome are not included in the course fee, as we have found people prefer to make their own arrangements. We estimate that this would cost an additional Euro €450, although this depends on the standard of accommodation which you choose. There are a number of scholarships available for those from developing nations. Click here for information on what is and what is not covered in the course.

To apply

Fill out this form and send it to pa-courses@anglicancentre.it 
It may help to read the guidelines for applying for a course.

Staff Member, 07/08/2017