|Canon Hawkin presents Clive and Janet to be admitted to the office of Reader|
|The pastoral area of Midi-Pyrénées and Aude|
Two new Readers were admitted to this office and licensed to serve in the parish during my recent pastoral visit on 28 February, Mrs Janet Varty and Mr Clive Billenness, This brings the number of Readers to 5 in Midi-Pyrénées and Aude. Janet and Clive recently completed the thorough programme of theological, pastoral, liturgical and homiletic study which takes on average 3 years from the time of their selection for this ministry. It was a joy to admit them to this office and commission them to work with the parish team. This solemn moment of commitment was witnessed by over 130 members of the parish present for the celebration.
|New Readers on admission receive a copy of the New Testament, a sign of their authorisation as preachers and teachers of the Faith|
|Janet and Clive with their blue "preaching scarves" a further a sign of their office|