In June of this year, after an assessment period of 18 months, Sarah was selected to train for ordination. There are now different ways of training for ordination and Sarah started in September at St Mellitus College in London (www.stmellitus.ac.uk) on a three year mixed mode course studying for a BA in Theology and Ministry. Sarah’s course is a new initiative to combine academic study with practical parish ministry on a full-time basis.
Sarah’s placement church is All Saints and we are pleased to welcome her formally onto the staff team for 2.5 days a week. With us, we hope Sarah will learn the practical side of ministry and she will have a range of roles in the parish.
Please do pray for Sarah and Nick and the children as they adjust to this new calling in their lives. Do keep all our ordinands in your prayers, especially Chris Sutton, Tim Gage, Ben Sear, Brendan Martin, Steve Ransley and Sam Carter and their respective families.