The home of our Chuch of England congregation in Bergen Norway is the 12 century Mariakirken (St Mary's Church). It is not only the oldest Church but the oldest building in the city, dating from some time between 1130 and 1170.
This ancient Church was the venue for the ordination of the newest deacon in our diocese, the Revd Kirk Weisz. On St Lucy's Day, (Friday 13 December), the congregation gathered to celebrate this joyful step in Kirk's journey towards priesthood.
|Archdeacon Leslie presents the ordinand|
|Reader Iris reads one of the lessons|
|The ordinand prostrates (an ancient biblical sign of humility) as the Veni Creator and Litany are sung|
We welcome Kirk into the clergy of this diocese, and thank God for the many gifts he brings in his ministry.
|Deacon Kirk Weisz, 4th from left)|