Take me to your Reader!

Saturday, March 18th was a red letter day for Cynthia Margaret Johnson. That afternoon, at 3.00 p.m. in Liverpool Cathedral, she, along with 19 other candidates was presented and licensed by Bishop James Jones as Reader in the United Benefice of Saint Faith, Great Crosby and Saint Mary the Virgin, Waterloo Park. Members of both churches and their clergy were among the vast congregation in a cold cathedral for this weighty and lengthy service.

Not long after, it was very good to be home in St Mary's warm and welcoming hall for a lavish spread,  the cutting of a celebratory cake and assorted presentations.

The process was complete when, at the services the following morning, Cynthia, draped in her new blue scarf, was formally welcomed by her two congregations and preached to them both.

Our pictures show Cynthia in the cathedral,with her husband on the way into St Mary's, tucking in gratefully to the fine food on offer, clutching her flowers, cutting her cake, and finally in front of the nave altar at St Faith's, being warmly welcomed by the church, alongside Fr Neil and Churchwarden Miriam Jones.






 Photographs: Chris Price, Alex and Kathy Zimak

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