Ordination and Induction of Helen Higgin-Botham

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It’s almost here. June 30th at 2.30 pm will see people from all over the country descending on Christ Church for Helen’s Ordination and Induction. It should be a really exciting day and we pray, the beginning of a new and exciting period in the life of our church. Helen tells me that she will not be coming in like a whirlwind to change everything but June 30th will be quite a day as we expect every square inch of the church to be filled.

There will be quite a lot of jobs to be done before and during the day. On June 28th and 29th we are looking for people to help give the church a thorough Spring Clean and set out all the furniture etc. If you can help in any way please come along any time between 10.00am and 8.00pm. There will be light jobs like dusting through to heavy jobs like furniture removal so all abilities will be welcome.

There will also be a number of jobs to be done on the day. These will include stewarding; directing people to car parks; catering and more furniture moving. If you are able to help on the day, please see John Spencer, Carol Spencer, Olive Hurlstone, Mel Watson or Henry Rose as soon as possible.
Let’s make Helen really welcome and have a day to remember.

The service will start at 2.30pm but with so many people expected from both churches in the pastorate; the District and Circuit and Helen’s friends and family, it is probably advisable to arrive in good time. The service will last about 90 minutes and will be followed by a buffet meal. There will be plenty of chairs and tables – we hope to avoid people having to balance plates and cups in an ungainly fashion so we can all enjoy the occasion.

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