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Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Ecumenical Welcome for New Priest in Lanzarote

On Wednesday 28 March, Area Dean of Gibraltar, the Revd Canon Hugh Broad, licensed the Revd Tom Barnfather as the new priest-in-charge of St Laurence Anglican Parish, Lanzarote. The service took place in the church at Puerto del Carmen. The Dean of Gibraltar, the Very Revd Dr John Paddock was the celebrant of the Eucharist. It was a very warm ecumenical occasion with clergy from the Roman Catholic, German Evangelical and Norwegian Lutheran Churches present.

left to right: Eiry Rees (Congregational Worship Leader); Fr Jose Manuel (RC Parish of Tias); Canon  Broad; Ken Rees (Churchwarden); Pastor Harm Dietrich Henke (German Church); the Dean; Fr Tom; David Dowdell (Reader); Fr Sixto (RC Parish of Yaiza); Fr Mike Smith (Tenerife North); Pastor Knut Kaldestad (Norwegian Church); Robin Wardle (Congregational Worship Leader); and Linda Davis (Churchwarden).
Fr Jose Manuel, RC Parish of Tias, welcomes Fr Tom to his new ministry
The members of the Mothers' Union branch welcoming Fr Tom and Rosie Barnfather.  

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