Thursday, 28 July 2016

New Deacon Ordained in Hastings, East Sussex

Newly Ordained Deacon Duncan Brown with his parish priest Fr Seamus Stapleton SCA and Bishop Richard Moth
On the Feast of St Bridget of Sweden, Saturday 23rd July, in the church of ‘St Mary, Star of the Sea’, Bishop Richard Moth ordained Duncan Brown into the Sacred Order of the Diaconate.

Surrounded by his wife Kathy and children William and Eliza, his many other family members, friends and fellow deacons, Duncan was ordained a Deacon.

The church was packed with a joyful congregation from ‘St Mary, Star of the Sea’ and the nearby ‘Parish of the Good Shepherd’. Duncan’s friends from ‘The Holy Redeemer’ and ‘St Thomas & the English Martyrs’ were very well represented in this happy throng. Their voices joyously sang Charles Wesley’s hymn ‘O Thou who camest from above’ and almost raised the roof with their rendering of George Timms’s ‘Sing we of the Blessed Mother’. The choir and accompanying musicians quite outdid themselves in remarkable renditions throughout the service.

The celebrations continued after the Ordination in the church-hall with a very generous buffet including some pretty stunning cakes.

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