Special congratulations to 18 soon-to-be curates who trained at Sarum College and were licensed online as lay workers today.
Lockdown and the present government restrictions have meant that the ordinations to the diaconate that would normally take place at Petertide have been postponed until September.
Family and friends watched the services via video earlier today, Sunday 28 June.
The former students of Sarum College’s Formation in Ministry are:
Ali Alexander (Salisbury St Thomas and St Edmund)
Philip Albrow (Isle Valley Benefice)
Andrew Avramenko (Benefice of Charlcombe with Bath St Stephen)
Louise Bale (Benefice of Taunton St Mary Magdalene & St John the Evangelist and the Benefice of Taunton St Andrew and also as Chaplain of Musgrove Park Hospital and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust)
Sharon Boyle (Wimborne Minster and the Northern Villages)
Adrian Burholt (Wellsprings)
Jan Church to serve in the Benefice of Cannington, Otterhampton with Combwich and Stockland
Karen Franklin (Canford Magna – The Lantern)
Philip Hopper to serve in the Benefice of Pilton with Croscombe, North Wootton and Dinder
Sue Hoskins to serve in the Benefice of Wrington with Redhill, Butcombe and Burrington
Katie Jackson (Broughton Gifford, Great Chalfield and Holt St Katharine)
Michele Kitto to serve in the Benefice of Glastonbury St John and St Benedict with Meare and also Chaplain of Millfield Preparatory School
Thea Oliver (Benefice of Cheddar, Draycott and Rodney Stoke)
Matt Smith (Corfe Mullen)
Caroline Spindlow (Warminster Christ Church)
Nick Webb (St Aldhelm)
Nick Wells (Wimborne Minster and the Northern Villages)
Helen Williams (Wareham)
During the Bath & Wells licensing service, Steve Rogers was remembered. Steve was training with Sarum and would have been licensed today, but sadly died after a brief illness in May. He and his family were remembered in prayer.
Deacons who were due to be priested this year will have their licenses extended in a service on Sunday. The hope is that ordinations for both those to become deacons and those who will be priested can take place later in the year.