THE Knaresborough Anglican Team was strengthened by two important ordination services held recently.
On June 27, Rev Sue Reilly was ordained Priest by Bishop James, the Bishop of Knaresborough at a service in St John's Church whilst the following day, Rev Darryl Hall was ordained Deacon by Bishop John, the Bishop of Ripon and Leeds, at a service in Ripon Cathedral. At a party afterwards in St John's Church Hall, Rev Hall and his family including his wife, Sharon and sons Tom and William were welcomed by members from all the Anglican Churches in the Team.
Knaresborough Team Rector, Rev Elizabeth Sewell said: "Sue's priesting, which enables her to celebrate communion, and Darryl's arrival are both causes for great celebration in the Team.
"Together with Rev John Bullamore and I, they will be part of our ministry to Knaresborough, Brearton, Goldsborough, Flaxby and Coneythorpe.
"People will see them in schools and homes, in the churches and around the town and villages and they would be delighted if you introduced yourself to them."
Rev Darryl Hall added: "This is a very exciting time for us all. We moved to Knaresborough in the middle of June from Durham where I have been undergoing two years training at St John's College for the ordained ministry.
"We're all really looking forward to meeting everyone and getting to know everyone better.
"We've only been in Knaresborough for a couple of weeks but the whole family have already been made very welcome. We look forward to helping folk here experience more of God's love and care for them."