On Sunday 1st July James Bell-Winfrow was ordained deacon in Wells Cathedral, having completed his training at Cuddesdon College Oxford. He says it was a very emotional day but he is looking forward to taking up his post in Langport, Somerset.
Please pray for James and the whole family as they began their life Somerset.
A prayer from the service of ordination of deacons
God our Father, Lord of all the world,
through your Son you have called us into the fellowship
of your universal Church:
hear our prayer for your faithful people
that in their vocation and ministry
each may be an instrument of your love,
and give to your servants to be ordained
the needful gifts of grace;
through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.