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12 men and women will be licensed into lay ministry on Saturday, 09 October at 2.30pm. 

Bishop Mark will lead the service and will be assisted by Bishop Sam and Bishop Julie.

Nine people will be licensed as a Reader, one person will be licensed as a Pastoral Worker, and, for the first time in the Diocese of Chester, two people will be licensed as a Lay Pioneer. 

Watch the service online here.
Download the Order of Service here.
 

Please pray for each of the 12 individuals and their new ministries and the parishes in which they will serve. 
 

Helen Byrne

Reader

St Paul with St Luke Tranmere and Christ Church Higher Bebington

Elizabeth Cooper Clark

Reader

St James with Emmanuel, New Brighton

Simon Eardley

Reader

St James the Great, Thornton-le-Moors with Ince and Elton

Stephen Eccleston

Reader

Holy Trinity, Whaley Bridge

Alison Hunter Johnston

Reader

United benefice of St Michael, Marbury, St Chad, Tushingham and  St Mary, Whitewell

Lindsey Lawrence

Reader

Christ Church, Moreton

Richard Lewis

Reader

St Mary and St Helen, Neston

Graham Morris

Reader

St Mary, Upton

Edward Newman

Reader

Christ Church, Chester

Jane Fisher

Pastoral Worker

Christ Church, Moreton

Alice Price

Pioneer 

St Hildburgh, Hoylake

Caroline Bishop

Pioneer 

St Mary the Virgin, Weaverham


Are you being called by God? Speak to your parish priest, or contact the Director of Vocations, Sarah Fenby, to arrange an informal conversation with a vocations adviser.


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