Diocesan press releases

Newly-licensed visitors praised for ‘heart to serve compassionately’

A group of new Lay Pastoral visitors were commissioned at yesterday’s Choral Evensong.
In his address Archbishop John said they were answering a call to be sent out to offer pastoral care, not with the ability to answer every question or sort out every problem, but with a real heart to serve compassionately.
The course was run by Rev Sally Rees and one of the people who took the course was Rev Lloyd Evans. The Archbishop said how wonderful this was as it served as a reminder that ordained people need to be constantly learning.
Others who were commissioned were Heather Parry and Margaret Sommers (St Mary’s, Brecon), Helen Rees, Harris and Avril Bailey (St David’s Llanfaes), Jill Atkins (Brecon Cathedral), Trina Lodge (Llangors), Philip Keene and Kathleen Keene (Bwlch).