LINDSEY STARRS ORDAINED IN SERVICE AT LICHFIELD CATHEDRAL
STARRS ORDAINED IN SERVICE AT LICHFIELD CATHEDRAL
A justifiably proud Reverend John Eardley, wife Anita
and a number of our congregation traveled to Lichfield Cathedral on Sunday 30th.
June 2002 for a very special service.
This day would see Lindsey Starrs, a former Reader at Saint Luke's, together
with nine other candidates, ordained Deacon. Lindsey will be joining the Team
Ministry at Penkridge near Cannock in Staffordshire. She officially takes up her
post on Tuesday 2nd. July.
She and husband Laurie, moved from Holmes Chapel to a new home in Penkridge
early in June. Though family members will remain with us here in Holmes Chapel.
The service, in a change to that published was led by Bishop Michael Bourke,
Bishop of Wolverhampton. This was a last minute change as Bishop Kieth Sutton,
Bishop of Lichfield, who was supposed to lead the service was recovering from a
recent eye operation, and was under strict medical instruction to rest. Our
prayers and warmest wishes go to Bishop Kieth who is, hopefully now fully
The service, though serious in nature was very bright and uplifting. The choice
of music and readings, excellent. The Preacher for the service was Bishop John
Davies. He is retired but acts as an Assistant Bishop in the diocese of
Lichfield. Bishop John led the ten candidates in a retreat immediately prior to
their ordination. His sermon which centered on the deaf and their sign language
was preached "From the heart" with great passion, which added a great
deal to the strong emotion of this service.
Leading the singing during the service was the Lichfield Cathedral Choir.
Sounding so rich, warm and rounded they are a credit to the Cathedral - a truly
first class choir.
Before the service music was provided by the musicians and singers of the
Burntwood Churches' Singing Group. They provided a really wonderful and relaxing
sound as we entered the Cathedral and awaited the start of the service. We had
to be in our places thirty minutes before the start of the service. Listening to
these people, that time passed all too quickly.
Your reporter feels confident in stating that: Everyone in the congregation that
day thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the ordination of the ten candidates, and
I am sure that we would wish each and every one of them every success. But
especially, our prayers and warmest congratulations go to our own Lindsey Starrs.
IS CONGRATULATED BY FRIENDS FROM SAINT LUKE'S AFTER THE SERVICE
and Photographs (c) A. Watkins. 2002.
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VIDEO RECORDINGS OF THIS ORDINATION SERVICE
Sue Jackson. Lichfield Diocesan Board of Ministry.
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