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Licensed in Lincoln Cathedral 8th October 2016Photo - foreground from left:Sally Buck (Warden), Paul Maple (Welton & Dunholme with Scothern), Sara Davies (North Lafford Group), Bishop Nicholas, Corinna Langridge (Bardney Group), Jennette Ballantyne (Fotherby, North Somercotes, Grainthorpe & Conishholme).During the Service, the Bishop of Grantham - The Rt Revd Dr Nicholas Chamberlain Admitted & Licenced four new Readers - as above. He also Licenced Keith Batterbee (Alford Group with Willoughby & Ulceby) and Richard Vickers (North Lafford Group) as Readers on transfer from other Dioceses.
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2016 Readers Service Celebrating 150 years of Reader Ministry!
Congratulations to those Licensed during our Annual Service and Celebration of 150 years of Reader Ministry!Our special service this year was held in the Quire and not the Nave of Lincoln Cathdral. It took the form of a Service of the Word where Readers led many aspects of the service. Reader Susan Horle came rushing in with 'a letter from Paul'. John Davies opened the scroll and read Paul's message of greeting from Philippians 4.2 - end with great enthusiasm and encouragement..."Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! " During his sermon, Bishop Nicholas encouraged us all to focus on Christ - within and without! After the Act of Dedication the Cathedral Consort sang a beautiful work by Jonathan Dove - 'Seek him that maketh the seven stars'. As they did so, the light of Christ was spread amongst all who were gathered. With lit candles we were dismissed and sang the lively chorus 'We are marching in the light of God' as we left the cathedral by the great west door. The service had been uplifting and at times deeply moving. Thank you to all involved - especially those who organised the service and our hosts at the Cathedral.Our AGM followed - ring which we remembered colleagues who had been 'called home' and were able to congratulate both Roy Sutton and John Davies - entering their 50th year of Reader ministry! J.M.Diary Date: 7th October 2017Reader Annual Service and AGM
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