|Bob Kelly holding his licence in Nossa Senhora da Luz Church|
The ministry team in St Vincent's Algarve continues to grow. On Sunday 3 July, Bob Kelly was licensed as a reader, joining the two priests and two other readers who serve the 4 congregations of the parish stretched across the Algarve.
Normally the licensing of a reader is undertaken by an archdeacon or bishop, but the Senior Chaplain, Fr Haynes Hubbard was able to preside at this service with an episcopal commission for that purpose. The service was held in the beautiful church of Nossa Senhora da Luz, Praia da Luz.
We welcome Bob to this new lay ministry in our diocese. There are about 100 licensed readers who serve our 300 congregations.