Images of an Installation

On the evening of Wednesday, January 9th, 2013, an end came to
a mercifully brief interregnum for the United Benefice
of St Faith, Great Crosby  and St Mary the Virgin, Waterloo Park.
The Revd Dr Simon John Tibbs was presented, licensed, anointed and installed in a service at St Mary's

Making sure they get it right: Gregor Cuff and Roger Driver study the script before the service                                                                                      Fr Simon greets Peter Garner at the door on the way in

Our four churchwardens present Fr Simon to the Bishop                                                                                                                     And our four Readers look on

'Sweet singing in the choir'                                                                                                                ... and from the front row of priests

As the service progresses, declarations are made, documents flourished and oaths are sworn

PCC members stand to join with the members of the Ministry Team in offering their support and allegiance

The congregation applaud the newly installed incumbent                                                                                                        Fr Simon gives out his first ever set of notices from the lectern

Members from both churches bring up symbols of the new ministry to present to the new vicar

The prayers are read by young people of our churches as the service draws to a close

Pictures: Chris Price

The second page of words and pictures

Fr Simon's first Sunday service - and a verbal impression

Read the licensing service

Fr Simon's introduction to us