Please pray for the 16 men and women who are due to be licensed into lay ministry roles at Chester Cathedral on 8 October 2022 at 3pm.
Nine people will be licensed into Reader ministry, seven people will be licensed as a Pastoral Worker.
Please pray for them and their families, for their new ministries, and for the parishes in which they will serve.
Readers to be licensed
Amy Davies -St Saviour, Oxton
Karen Drury - St John, High Legh
Neil King - St Mary, Cheadle
Cath Milnes - St Stephen the Martyr, Moulton
Carleton Morris - Christ Church, Wheelock
Wendy Moss - Holy Trinity, Hurdsfield
Sue Mountford - Holy Cross, Woodchurch
Gill White - St Wilfrid, Grappenhall
Helen Whitelegg - St Paul, Stalybridge
Pastoral Workers to be licensed
Mike Almond - St Barnabas, Crewe
Sue Ball - St Oswald, Brereton
Chris Downes-Ward - All Saints, Congleton
Lynn Ion - Christ Church, Higher Bebington
Kathryn Lyth - St Thomas and All Saints, Ellesmere Port
Jill Marriott - St Chad, Over
Tracey Millican - Holy Trinity, Gee Cross
In addition, the following people are transferring to or within the Diocese of Chester:
Readers transferring to the Diocese
Andrew Bevington - St Mary, Astbury with St John, Smallwood
Lee Marsh - St Thomas, Stockton Heath
Readers transferring within the Diocese
Gail Fullbrook - St John the Evangelist, Norley, Christ Church, Crowton and St John the Evangelist, Kingsley with St John the Evangelist, Alvanley & Manley
Robert Marshall - St Paul, Macclesfield
Carol Vague - St Paul with St Luke, Tranmere
Pastoral Worker transferring within the Diocese
Katy Jones - Holy Trinity, Gee Cross
The following will be given emeriti status
Pastoral Workers Emeriti
Are you being called by God?
The Director for Vocations in the Diocese of Chester has confirmed that the diocesan event, Called to Serve, will go ahead on Saturday 04 February 2023.
The flagship event will be held at Foxhill and is an opportunity for people of all backgrounds to consider what it is God might be calling them to be and do.
Director for Vocations, the Revd Canon Sarah Fenby, says: “I’m delighted that the event will take place. I will be working with my colleagues at Church House over the coming months to shape the day. We hope to offer a wide range of information sessions to reflect the broad and diverse ways in which Christians can give themselves to God and to others. Further details will be published in the E-Bulletin and on the diocesan website later in the year.”
Clergy and church leaders are encouraged to spend the next couple of months prayerfully considering who in their communities they might encourage to attend the day.
Event details will be published in the diocesan E-Bulletin once they've been finalised.