Welcome Simon

On Sunday July 21st Revd Simon Gowler was ordained as a Deacon at the Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary at Chester, with 17 other Ordinands from the Chester Diocese. We are delighted to welcome him, and his family, to St Cross. Simon was previously a Licensed Reader at St. Helen, Witton (Northwich) and will serve his curacy at St Cross as a Self-Supporting Minister (SSM). Pictured below is Simon after the service when the newly ordained are 'sent out' through the West Door onto the St Werburgh Street. It is a place of celebration marking the culmination of years of preparation and study, but also a starting point of a new journey, serving Christ in his Church. The 'sending out' onto the street is a reminder to all Christians, every week, to live out their faith and to share the love of God with others.