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March of the women

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23 October 2015

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From Mr Brian Fraser

Sir, — A church near my daughter’s university deserves full marks for affirming women’s ministry.

It is the daughter church of a large parish, and is ministered to by no fewer than five women clergy: Sabina, who presides and preaches when she is in town; Janet, who is retired; Petronella, an LLM; Barbara, who is elderly but helps out when her health allows; and Susannah. Until recently they were assisted by a female ordinand, Shei, who has since been ordained and is serving her title elsewhere.

The lay leadership is just as impressive: Rosy and Ruth are the two churchwardens, and the sacristan, Zoe, is also PCC secretary. The parish magazine is edited by Lucy, and the music is overseen by the organist, Susanna. She is helped by Cynthia, who plays the organ at the main church in the parish.

Recently, the parish advertised for a Director of Music. The PCC broke the mould and appointed a man. His name is Hilary.

BRIAN FRASER
372 Willow Road
Birmingham B21 9FE

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