Readers Licensed At Cathedral Service
Four Readers were licensed at a service at Durham Cathedral on Saturday 15th September.
Jennifer Lake from South Sheilds, Mavis Worsley from Felling, Jacqui Tyson from Bishop Wearmouth and Frances Cooper from Bishop Auckland were welcomed to their new office by a capacity congregation and the Bishops of Durham and Jarrow.
In his sermon Bishop Justin made reference to needing to review and fully appreciate the text that one reads from before launching into a service. He said: "When I was at Liverpool Cathedral I found myself without prior preparation reading from Leviticus 11 'The part where Moses is spoken to by the Lord in reference to which animals should and should be eaten' - as I read I was overtaken by a strong urge to laugh and things quickly descended in to fits of laughter, across the choir and throughout the congregation.
The message is - make sure you read and understand the text being delivered so that it doesn't take you by surprise ... unlike my unfortunate situation!"
Before the service, Jennifer, Mavis, Jaqui and Frances were interviewed by Keith Blundy who asked them about their experiences of the three years of training, what it means for them, their parishes and to share their feelings on the pending service.
The interview can be heard here:
Click here for Bishop Justin's sermon
Pictures from the service are presented below along with a link to purchase images from the service.
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