Readers Chalk Up Milestone

Published: 10th September 2012

For 13 Readers, church life has been quite demanding.

Services, sermons and acting as an aid to the vicar, are just a few of the duties that the 13 have undertaken during their total of 375 years in the role.

Now each has been recognised for their invaluable contribution with the presentation of 25 year service certificates from the Bishop of Lichfield, the Rt Rev Jonathan Gledhill.

Each has reached a milestone in their ministry and they deserve all the thanks of the Diocese for all that they have done and we can assure them of their prayers in the future.

His words were echoed by the Director of Lay Development with the Diocese Lindsey Hall who said that the Diocese was indebted to them for their commitment and unstinting service in being faithful to Gods word.

She presented each with a certificate prior to a Licensing Service at Lichfield Cathedral for new Readers.

Without your willingness to take on this role, churches and congregations throughout the Diocese might not have been able to function so well.

The full list is as follows:

Bill Bridgwood: Burslem S John the Baptist and Burslem S Paul

Philip Dooley: Bilston Team

Kenneth Fryer: Wrockwardine Wood Holy Trinity

Eileen Gray: Basford S Mark

Colin Harriden: Werrington S Philip

Philip Ingham: West Chadsmoor S Aidan

Wendy Kenny: Leek and Meerbrook Team

Joan Leak: Clayton S James the Great

Anna Mortimer: Ashley S John the Baptist, Broughton S Peter,Croxton S Paul and Mucklestone S Mary

Avril Neal: Codsall S Nicholas

David Roper: Shenstone S John the Baptist

Nick Rutter: Lichfield S Mary, Lichfield S Michael and Wall S John the Baptist

Andrew Sillito: Stafford Team

Richard Sparrow: Betley S Margaret

John Welsby: Wolverhampton S Jude

Another Reader, Philip Taylor, has been transferred from Birmingham Diocese and licensed to Stafford St, Mary

Picture - Thank You … Ten of the Readers who have reached 25 years service with their certificates.

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