Twenty-eight people gathered at St Bart's at 7.00am to travel by bus to St John’s Cathedral in Brisbane, to witness the ordination of Priests and Deacons. One of these deacons was David Browne, who commenced duties with us today. Several others from St Barts travelled by car and we all gathered in a very full cathedral at 10am in what could be described as a pretty warm atmosphere. The Bishop-elect of the Northern Region, the Rev'd Jeremy Greaves addressed the congregation prior to the ordination. The process is one of great symbolism, pomp and ceremony as is right and proper in this special place. Overall there were 7 new deacons and 4 priests called and installed.
So we welcome David and Zoe and Micah for what we pray will be a long and fruitful stay back at St Bart's.