Bishop John Stephens' visit to St Philip's coincided happily with Rev Lorne Manweiler's first Sunday! Parishioners celebrated Lorne's arrival and John's homecoming. Bishop John was our rector for 15 years until he was appointed Rector of St John's, Shaughnessy in spring 2016. Rev. Lorne began his new role on October 1st.
All friends of St Philip's are invited to celebrate Lorne's Induction on Monday, October 18 at 7:00 pm at St Philip's, followed by refreshments. Let's pack the church and welcome Lorne with warmth and prayer.
Photos include processing in during the Opening Hymn, Lorne and John unmasking their smiles, Gathering the Community from the Chancel steps, offering the Episcopal Blessing of the Congregation, and John with his mum Thelma Stephens who is visiting from Ireland.
(All photos by Derek Simpkins)