This morning I had the pleasure of attending the ordination of someone who I have trained with in Durham over the last two year. Like many of the other Anglican Ordinands I have trained alongside at St John’s College in Durham, most of whom have been Deaconed or Priested for those who left college last year.
It has been a privileged to train with you all. what makes this day even better is the Ordinations of this years Methodist’s also happening today. By the time I returned home my Facebook and twitter feed were full of pictures and lovely messages for all being Ordained.
Revd Canon Ann Chapman spoke in her sermon of how the ordinands had put their ‘clobber on!’ and that particularly family members can find the transition a strange experience… which I can relate to, as I can see that struggle too within members of my own family. Am I the daughter, sister, niece, granddaughter, partner… can they truly see me as a minister? I think there is some struggle there for some.
Just remember I am still ME!
I am still a daughter, granddaughter, niece and partner as well as trying to gradually fit into this new part of Me.
Congratulations to all those Anglican and Methodist who today have been Ordained as Deacons, Priests and Ministers. I pray you will be a great blessing to all those you meet, and they will be a great blessing to you and your ministry.