First step along the Road
Church News | Sunday, 26 June 2016 |
Revd Julie attended her first service at St Mary’s this morning, Revd Carolyn introduced her to the congregation and welcomed her officially to St Mary’s – The Declaration was read and signed by Margaret Powell the Churchwarden. Julie was then presented with a beautiful bouquet of flowers by Alun Powell, a lovely card made by the children of Edward Bear, a basket of flowers, and a beautiful scrap-book entitled ‘The Start of a Journey’. Revd Carolyn explained that some photos of St Mary’s Church and of Julie’s ordination had been inserted and that the blank pages could be filled with pictures and mementoes of her Journey as a Deacon and Curate here. The children of Fun Faith wouldn’t say what they were studying today other than saying it was to be a ‘surprise’. The surprise turned out to be a beautiful hand-made card for Revd Julie that I am sure she will treasure forever.
Revd Julie’s long day ended with the ‘Service on the Green’ which had to be held in church because of the threatening and unpredictable weather. There weren’t as many people as usual attending this service owing to the poor conditions, however, it was a beautiful service with lovely hymns, beautiful readings and prayers that were read by Revd Julie. Revd Carolyn gave the address during which she read the poignant poem ‘If’ by Rudyard Kipling. Her words were ones of hope and of reconciliation between family, friends and neighbours owing to the shock result of last Thursdays Referendum on our position within the European Union. Carolyn encouraged us all to keep calm and pray for our uncertain future. A truly wonderful, moving and joyful day for all…