We are delighted that the Bishop of Chester will be sending a new stipendiary curate to our church community from Summer 2021.
Holly Torr, who is currently an ordinand in her final year at St Mellitus College, will be joining our church community after her ordination as a deacon this coming summer. It is expected that she will be ordained priest in the summer of 2022.
Holly is married with two children. Her husband, the Revd Dr Steve Torr, is currently vicar of a church in Runcorn.
Please pray for Holly as she continues to prepare for ordination, for Steve as he prepares to leave his current post, and for the Torr family as they prepare to move home.
Almighty God, the giver of all good gifts,
by your Holy Spirit you have appointed
various orders of ministry in the Church:
look with mercy on your servants
who are preparing for ordination as deacons and priests;
maintain them in truth and renew them in holiness,
that by word and good example they may faithfully serve you
to the glory of your name and the benefit of your Church;
through the merits of our Saviour Jesus Christ,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.
(Source for the Collect: Common Worship, amended)