Service to celebrate Lay Ministry this weekend
Saturday will see over 200 Local Worship Leaders and Local Pastoral Ministers gather at Truro Cathedral for a service to celebrate Lay Ministry.
The 220 Local Pastoral Ministers and Local Worship Leaders will include 19 Local Pastoral Ministers who will be commissioned for the first time. A further ten will be re-commissioned.
While Bishop Philip will be giving the sermon, the service will also include readings by Local Worship Leaders and Local Pastoral Ministers while others lead prayers.
Those being commissioned for the first time will receive certificates and all the Local Pastoral Ministers and Local Worship Leaders will be able to renew their commitment to the roles before receiving a holding cross at the end of the service.
It is hoped families, friends and the wider church family will attend the service to support and celebrate their Lay Ministers.
The 19 new Local Pastoral Ministers
Honor Budden (Read her story), Liz Hargreaves and Carole Willoughby (Read their story), Helen Bowden, Charles Butchart, Carolyn Elliott, Carolyn Hendra, Beverly Hulme, Pam Mcloed, Pam Miller, Susan Odgers, Margaret Sellwood, Elizabeth German, Daphne Atkinson, Sandy Griffiths, Keith Robertson, Lydia Nightingale, Lesley Batham and Mary Wills.
The Celebration of Lay Ministry will take place at 2.30pm on Saturday, February 2 in Truro Cathedral.