Stepping out in Ministry. #pisky

Last Sunday we celebrated in the Cathedral the ordinations of Nerys Brown to the Diaconate and of Margaret Dineley to the Priesthood.   We are gradually growing ministry within the diocese.  It’s not that we seek to be Sinn Fein (ourselves alone) about it – more that vocation and ministry arising among us are signs of spiritual vitality.  Nerys will serve a Curacy at St John’s Perth and Margaret will continue to serve at St Finnians, Lockgelly

And on Thursday, Denis FitzSimons was licensed for ministry as a Lay Reader at St John’s, Alloa.  We have been trying to establish ministry support for the congregation st St John’s and a sort of patchwork has been developing.  Denis will join Revd Swarup Bar from our Companion Diocese of Calcutta who has been providing a Sunday ministry at St John’s alongside his PhD studies in Edinburgh.  Rev Nick Green, Rector of St Mary’s Dunblane has been chairing the Church Council.  It’s a sort of antidote to ‘ourselves alone’