17 August 2013

sheep stole

Today I start my third year of part-time ministry training. I hope to be ordained at the end of the (academic) year as a deacon in the Church of England, and then the following year as priest. A few months ago I took a deep breath and ordered my first stole (to be worn once I am ordained).

Why this design? When Bishop David interviewed me he asked what "my" Gospel was, what the Good News was from my point of view. I answered, steeped as I was in Godly Play at the time, "The Good News is that there is a Good Shepherd, and he knows all the sheep by name and he cares for them."

stole by Juliet Hemingray

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