A big thank you to all who came and contributed to the benefice service on Sunday 1st to celebrate the ordination of Mark & Bill as Deacons. Mark and Bill were presented with stoles from the benefice which were blessed by Bishop John. Mark will serve as Assistant Curate in our benefice (and continue to work full time) while Bill is formally attached to St John’s Woodbridge & Bredfield but we will still have the benefit of him leading morning prayer in Grundisburgh once a month. Revd Clare Herbert (Bill’s sister) preached the sermon and the service was followed by lovely relaxed lunch in church. Mark and Bill will be ordained as priests next summer, God willing. Thank you again to everyone who came.
If you’d like to read more about this year’s record beating ordinations and see what Bishops Martin & Mike said about it – have a look on the diocesan website.