Hello World!

The Presbyterian Church has had many incarnations of publications for church leaders: For Ministers Only (1949 – 1957) if you can remember back that far! And then it was Forum which was published from circa 1958-1987, and most recently we have had Candour, which, since 1991, has been a printed (and more latterly online) magazine for Presbyterian ministers and church leaders. As of June 2015, we usher in a new era, with the new Candour blog!

We have high hopes for the new format which will also allow us to engage in two-way conversation in ways that just aren’t possible in the printed format of our predecessors. One of the best things about blogging is that it allows conversation – two-way, thee-way or fifteen-way depending on how many of you are keen to comment, and we hope that this blog will in some way contribute to building a sense of community and engagement among our leaders.

But we can’t do it alone, so if you’ve got something to say, we’d love to hear from you. If you want to respond to what someone has written, great. If you’d like to review a book or movie, that would be great too. If there’s a burning issue that you think needs some attention, tell us that as well.

Join us in ushering in the new Candour blog and we welcome your comments.

Jose Reader
on behalf of the Candour Blog Committee

Jose Reader is the Acting Blog Moderator and the Presbyterian Church’s Associate Communications Manager. She has worked in various communications roles for the Church over the last 10 years.