It’s been an exciting summer in the Benefice, in which we have seen lots of people take on new roles and ministries.
At the beginning of the summer our curate, Timothy, was ordained priest in Worcester Cathedral, supported by many from the Benefice. This was celebrated in the parishes the next day, with lunch (and cake!) after Timothy presided at the Eucharist for first time. Over the summer, he also had the joy of officiating at his first weddings.
This Sunday, seven people from across the churches took part in a service at Worcester Cathedral to mark the end of their year’s training to become Authorised Lay Ministers:
Diana was authorised as a pastoral worker;
Penny and Stan became authorised children’s and youth workers;
Rob, Rod, Sue and Theresa are now authorised worship leaders.
It’s a wonderful sign of growth in the parishes, and we are really looking forward to seeing the extra dimension that these new roles add to all of our worship and life as people of God in this place.
As we look ahead to new and exciting times, perhaps you feel God might be calling you to something different, or new. Please visit the website link below for some resources to help examine this - or please get in touch with any of the ministry team, who would be more than happy to explore this with you.