We are having a season of Lay Reader licensings at present – three in quick succession. These are all people who have committed themselves to a minimum of two years’ training in TISEC (Theological Institute of the Scottish Episcopal Church). Like many of our Lay Readers, they are all people who are prepared to step outside the ecclesiastical comfort zone in the cause of mission
The first was Carol Latimer at St Peter’s, Kirkcaldy. Carol will develop her ministry in partnership with Revd Christine Fraser, recently instituted as Rector. Members of the Prayer Group surprised me by giving me a Prayer Blanket which they had knitted for me – typical thoughtfulness from a very caring congregation. The picture is of Martine, Maria and Shirley.