Meet our new Pastoral Workers 2013


undefinedFour Pastoral Workers were admitted and licensed during a service held at Chester Cathedral recently. Pictured L to R with their parishes in brackets are: Mags Webb (St Mary Magdalene, Ashton upon Mersey); Emma Jones (All Saints with Holy Trinity, Runcorn); Debra Clarke (Christ Church, Chester); and Gillian Hart (Sale West Community Church, and St Mary Magdalene, Ashton upon Mersey).

During the service, the celebrant, the Bishop of Chester said: “The Pastoral Workers are called to work in partnership with clergy and others in caring for people inside and beyond the family of the Church.

“Those admitted on this day will serve their communities in a variety of ways: preparing families for baptism, couples for marriage, and supporting them in the years that follow; visiting the sick and housebound; comforting the bereaved and lonely.”

During the current academic year, 12 people have begun training for Pastoral Worker ministry.