Our curate Rebecca is ordained as a priest!

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After a four day long (partially silent) retreat at Park Place in Wykham, Rebecca and 9 other deacons were ordained as priests in a moving ceremony in Winchester Cathedral.   There were some fantastic hymns and worship songs in this service and it was very moving to see Rebecca ordained by the laying on of hands by Bishop Tim and many other clergy supporting her, as all of us from Itchen Valley, her sending parish of St Pancras, Chichester, her family and friends stood to note the moment. It is one of the very best of Anglican liturgy, ceremony and worship.

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We all wish Rebecca many many congratulations, confident as we are in her calling and in amazing work that she has been doing and will do amongst us.

Revd Alex Pease

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