Sunday, 1 July 2012

Sharon's Ordination


I travelled to Chelmsford Cathedral today for my friend Sharon's Ordination. I paraded in with the other clergy and stuck out like a sore thumb!!! hahaha however, Alexandra (one of Sharon's daughters) told me after the service that it was 'really cool to see you walking up the isle in your full uniform' - so I made one person's day at least :))

The service was very moving and it was a priviledge to be asked by Sharon to attend in the role of 'supporting clergy'. Chelmsford Cathedral is such a magnificient building and the atmosphere within certainly added to the occasion.

Sharon and I first met at Redbridge Technical College (as it was called in an bygone era) where we took a shorthand and typing course - just sweet 16 (this year we both celebrated our 50th) We then went our separate ways and caught up with each other again 8 years ago when I moved back in to the area.

It still seems incrediable to me that we are both, although in different denominations, ordained minsters of the gospel - when we were 16 that thought was far from our minds..  Isn't it funny how life turns out?

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  1. So glad you enjoyed the ceremony Judy. Your pictures are lovely and your friend looks very happy.
    As you say, at the age of 16, who'd have thought it?

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    1. Thanks Ray - I was and still am so pleased and proud of Sharon and 'yes' she looked radiant and happy.

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  2. You look like sisters!! very similar.
    Sounds like a lovely day glad the sun shone on you.

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  3. what wonderful day and what great photos,it is is lovely when you meet people who you knew long ago but have travelled different paths but you have ended up at the same destination

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    1. yes Charles - it still amazes me :))

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