Sisters ordained together

Home » News Stories » Sisters ordained together
Sisters

Having arrived in Cheltenham almost two years ago from The Queen's Foundation Birmingham, then a further period of challenge, testing and training, Gloucestershire based Methodist Minister the Revd. Naomi Cooke will be ordained on Sunday 3 July at the annual gathering of the church's governing body, the Methodist Conference.

Meeting this year in London, Naomi's ordination at Wesley's Chapel, City Road, London, is at the same place and time as her eldest sister the Revd. Deborah Mallett. Now working in Nailsea, North Somerset, Deborah trained through the Salisbury based Southern Theological Education and Training Scheme.

Naomi is Minister at Bethesda Methodist Church Cheltenham and Hawling Methodist Church. She says, "whilst there are many siblings in the Methodist Ministry, I am not sure how many of them have been ordained side by side. This may be quite a unique occasion in the life of our church".

The service is one of seven throughout London, Surrey and Essex, where a total of 56 people will be ordained. At Wesley's Chapel seven Ordinands will receive the 'laying on of hands' from the new Methodist President, the Revd. Dr. Roger Walton. The Preacher is Methodist Superintendent Minister at Wesley's Chapel, the Revd. the Lord Leslie Griffiths. Having preached on many occasions at Gloucester Cathedral and many other churches in the county, Lord Griffiths is no stranger to Gloucestershire.

You may also be interested in

Hope in Gods Future 5
Circuit Webteam: Wed 20 Oct 9:43am

Dear Sisters and Brothers, One starting point for a Christian approach to the climate emergency can be found in the New Testament Letter to the Colossians (1: 15-20.) The writer shatters any illusion that the world was created for our convenience and is ours to use and abuse as we wish. Talking about Christ we read, "all things have been created through him and for him." (v.16.) We...

Wreath Festival
Circuit Webteam: Fri 01 Oct 3:26pm

Lonsdale Road Methodist Church is hosting a two day Wreath Festival to be opened by BBC Radio Gloucestershire Presenter and BBC Radio 4 'The Listening Project' Producer, Faye Hatcher, at 10am on Friday 26 November.Complete with cakes and cuppas you can also buy some of the display items made by the Church Craft Group. Wreath Festival coordinator Mrs Julie Gillard says, "Some of the...

Woolaston
Circuit Webteam: Fri 24 Sep 3:04pm

It's almost a year now since Woolaston Methodist Church building in the Forest of Dean closed its doors for the final time after almost 155 years of worship and witness. Baptisms, weddings, funerals, sunday schools, flower festivals, coffee mornings, church year and milestone celebrations are just some of the many, rich memories. Now in accordance with charity law, the Gloucestershire...