This course is designed to equip current and future pastoral staff of our parishes with basic foundations in Anglicanism, that will be needed for their parish ministry to be properly contextualised.
The course gives a broad overview of the basics of Anglican History, Theology, Faith & Order, and Liturgy. It includes and exceeds what is taught in the Lay Readers Course (SOA 301).
Completion of the course and fulfilling of all course requirements is a pre-requisite for applying for a Parish Worker license from the Diocese.
|7 Jan||Anglican history 1||Canon Terry Wong, Gabriel Justin Tan|
|14 Jan||Anglican history 2||Canon Terry Wong, Gabriel Justin Tan|
|21 Jan||Anglican history 3|
Anglican theology 1
|Canon Terry Wong|
Revd Jonathan Wong
|28 Jan||Anglican theology 2||Revd Jonathan Wong|
|11 Feb||Anglican theology 3||Revd Jonathan Wong|
|18 Feb||Anglican faith & order 1||Revd Dr Joshua Sudharman, Mr Richard Magnus|
|25 Feb||Anglican faith & order 2||Revd Dr Joshua Sudharman|
|4 Mar||Anglican faith & order 3||Revd Dino Thangamany, Revd William Chee|
|25 Mar||Anglican liturgy 1||Revd Ian Chew|
|1 Apr||Anglican liturgy 2||Revd Ian Chew, Revd Dr Joshua Sudharman|
|8 Apr||Anglican liturgy 3||Revd Dr Joshua Sudharman|
|22 Apr||Anglican liturgy 4||Revd Dr Joshua Sudharman|
|29 Apr||Practical ministry|
|Revd Dino Thangamany|
Panel of Clergy
The Revd Canon Terry Wong is the Vicar of Marine Parade Christian Centre. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Trinity Theological College. He has served in key secretariat roles in the Global South Conferences. He is married with two adult children.
Mr Gabriel Justin Tan is a parish staff at St James’ Church. He graduated from Trinity Theological College with a Masters in Theology. He is married with 3 young children.
The Revd Jonathan Wong is the Priest-in-charge of Church of the Good Shepherd English Congregation, and the Dean of the Deanery of Vietnam. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania and is currently a Doctoral candidate (ABD) at Wycliffe College (Toronto). He is married with 3 grown-up children.
The Revd Dino Thangamany is the Chaplain of the St John’s – St Margaret’s (SJSM) Village, overseeing the chaplaincy work in the SJSM Nursing Home and the Little Seeds Preschool (SJSM). He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Trinity Theological College. He is married with 3 adult children.
The Revd Ian Chew is the Vicar of Church of the Ascension. He is also serving as the Residential Chaplain of St Andrew’s Hall in St Andrew’s Village. He holds a Master of Divinity from Trinity Theological College. He is married with 3 children.
Retired Chief District Judge Richard Magnus serves as the Chancellor of the Diocese of Singapore. He is Singapore’s non-resident Ambassador to the Republic of Finland, as well as the Chairman of the Public Transport Council, among many other leadership roles in Singapore. As Chancellor he is the chief legal advisor to the Bishop of Singapore. He is a member of St Hilda’s Church and is a husband, father and grandfather.
The Revd Dr Joshua Sudharman is the Warden of St Peter’s Hall, Warden of Diocesan Training, and Warden of Lay Readers. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Duke Divinity School in Duke University. He is married with 2 children.
The Revd William Chee is the Lay Training Coordinator of the Diocese. He obtained his Master of Divinity from Trinity Theological College and subsequently his Master of Theology in the Old Testament in 1996. Working closely with the Warden of St Peter’s Hall, he oversees all aspects of the training of Lay members of the Diocese.