Sunday the first of November saw a joint celebration where the two morning congregations of St Stephens church gathered together. The occasion was the ordination of Jared Hey and Chris Ramsbottom by Bishop Gary Bedderson. Jared has been serving as youth pastor at St Stephens for a number of years having graduated from GWC. Chris has finished his curacy following his GWC studies and so was made deacon. He serves in an assistant capacity at St Stephens and from next year will lead the preaching at the evening congregation. It was a delight to welcome family and friends, as well as to rejoice in God’s provision in thrusting out more men into full time gospel ministry.

submitted by: Geoff Gertzen, Senior Pastor, St Stephens