A service was held at Steeple Langford on Thursday 27 April, whern seven new Lay Pastoral Assistants and three new Lay Worship Leaders were commissioned by Bishop Andrew, to serve a number of different churches.
Revd Jonathan Plows, Rector of Wylye and Till Valley and Assistant Rural Dean of Stonehenge Deanery said: “I have had some wonderful feedback from those who attended which has been much appreciated - by my team especially, giving them a boost as we move forward. Commissioning services are so important to encouraging others in the Church.”
Bishop Andrew said: “How encouraging these occasions are!”
Elsewhere on Sunday Bishop Karen commissioned eight new Lay Worship Leader in the Milton and Blandford Deanery.
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A course designed for those in benefices wishing to assist in the leading of worship to ensure their churches maintain a full and regular pattern of worship, alongside the Eucharistic Ministry provided by the clergy is starting on 10 May. Find out more information here.