Thursday, 9 July 2009

celebrating the course in christian studies ‘09

Another great celebration in Chelmsford Cathedral last night as graduates of the Course in Christian Studies and Pastoral Assistants’ Training received their certificates from Bishop John. Nearly 70 CCS students and 12 Pastoral Assistants successfully completed their courses and arrangements are well under way for the new courses beginning this autumn. It was a wonderful service with music led by Dry Bones and an excellent sermon from Revd Graham Hamborg (Graham receives his doctorate from Nottingham University next week). The bishops of Chelmsford, Barking and Bradwell, archdeacons of Colchester and Southend, families, friends and clergy from across the diocese all joined in congratulating the students on their achievement. Here are a few photos from last night’s service.

A packed cathedral

Bishop John and Lydia Gladwin

The Pastoral Assistants & tutors

Students from the Ilford CCS centre with tutors

Three Essex bloggers at the service: Sam Norton-Elizaphanian, Phil Ritchie-Phil’s Treehouse, Tim Goodbody-Friends’ Meeting House

Details about the new Course in Christian Studies starting in September can be found at CCS.

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