On Wednesday 16th May, we welcomed Rev Angela Lawson formally as she was inducted to serve as a minister of Word and Sacraments at Stainland and Holywell Green URC. Angela had been working as a non-stipendary minister of Word and Sacraments but, following a bad accident a couple of years ago, Angela felt some retrenchment and review necessary; she felt a call to come here and, initially, her induction will see her working alongside Rev Bob Warwicker over the next twelve months.
Under the constitution of the Yorkshire Synod, Kevin Watson and Chris Reed led the Service with Rev Sue Macbeth delivering the sermon. Prayers of intercession were given by Rev Bob Warwicker.
It’s not every day that there is to be an Induction but many friends were present not only at Angela’s but also at Rosie Buxton’s Induction to the role of Community Minister at Moldgreen URC the following week. Such occasions are a time of great joy; it’s great to welcome new ideas and renewed enthusiasm to our communities. Both Services were happy and lively. The food and fellowship that followed wasn’t too bad either!