The Rev. Erice Fairbrother

11 February 2017

The Rev. Erice Fairbrother

 

Originally ordained priest in Dunedin nearly 20 years ago, Erice has served in national, regional and parish ministries, the latter two being in the Diocese of Waiapu. At the end of 2013, she left parish ministry and was vested as a Solitary Consecrated Life in the Benedictine tradition of the Order of the Holy Cross, of which she has been an Oblate since 2000. Prior to, and during her time in parish and diocesan ministry, Erice has continued to write and publish liturgy, poetry and feminist theology. Latterly she has been developing her role as Poet theologian, believing that prosody is not the only theological genre, with poetry often being more able to express the higher nuances of theological exploration and expression. Her work has been published by Mowbray, SPCK and IBRA in the UK and latterly by Pilgrim Press in the USA. Her Song for White Ribbon Day is used annually by international networks, and her current work is regularly featured on a blog site in the US. As a contemporary Solitary her work is growing across the dioceses as teacher of benedictine spirituality, leading retreats, spiritual companioning and pastoral supervision. 

  • 11 February 2017

    When time has goneAnd christians find an honest voiceTo sing an honest songtravellers will come againGuided not by far off signsbut by heart-strong beatsand feet firm-treading waysmore simply more»