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Saturday, 7 May 2011

Reader transfer from Wakefield diocese to Malaga

On Sunday 1 May Malcolm Tracey was licensed as a reader in St George's Church, Malaga, Spain. Malcolm comes to Europe from the Diocese of Wakefield where he served an active ministry in the parishes of Emley and of Flockton with Denby Grange.

St George's, Malaga is in the final stage of appointment of a new priest-in-charge, but as there are several worship centres in the parish it was important to begin to use the considerable gifts which Malcolm brings, so I was pleased to give a commission to the interim priest-in-charge, the Revd Dr Raymond Taylor, to license him, in the "interregnum". We welcome Malcolm to this diocese, and to the cadres of over 100 readers which serve the congregations in Europe!

Fr Raymond is himself a previous priest-in-charge of Malaga and is now, in retirement, serving as an honorary assistant. There is one other assistant priest, the Revd Sheila Mitchell.

St George's is home to the first non-Roman Catholic cemetery in Spain, with many graves of historic people, and is considered part of the historic patrimony of this vibrant Andalusian city. Visit St George's website here.

1 comment:

  1. He's a great guy and complements our ministerial team. Chaplaincy Wardens