Rev. Sue Woolley’s Service of Welcome and Induction

Over 80 people from the Midlands and further afield, including the Mayor of Banbury, gathered at Banbury Town Hall on Saturday 2nd March, to participate in a joyous service of Welcome and Induction for Rev. Sue Woolley. The service was led by Rev. Alex Bradley, with Rev. Peter Hewis doing the charge to the minister and Rev. Ant Howe doing the charge to the congregation. Mrs. Alison Thursfield brought greetings from the General Assembly of Unitarian & Free Christian Churches, Mr. Sandy Ellis brought greetings from the Midland Unitarian Association and Rev. Gillian Peel brought greetings from the Unitarian Ministerial Fellowship. Jack Thomas read the chalice lighting words, and Doris Worrall lit the chalice. All the congregation joined in a covenant ceremony with Sue as the central part of the service. After the service, everyone enjoyed some splendid refreshments. We hope that this will be the beginning of a long and fruitful ministry for Sue and for the Fellowship.