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The Churchwardens, Mrs Sonia Grantham (nearest) and Mrs Yrina Morgan-Kendall lead the Rt. Revd Christopher Morgan, Lord Bishop of Colchester in procession towards the altar where he will preside at the evenings proceedings leading up to the formal installation of Sharon Miles as Vicar of St Osyth.


Church bells welcome the congregation


Bishop Christopher Morgan greets all present



The Choir leads the processional hymn
“All my hope on God is founded”



A view from the back. The person standing is
‘signing’ the service for the deaf



The Lord Bishop delivers his sermon for the occasion.



To the left is the gentleman ‘signing’ for the deaf present.



Another view of the congregation looking from the left access aisle towards the font area at the back.



Having just been nominated and presented to the Bishop, he questions her on her calling to the ministry.



Rev. Sharon faces the people and with the bible in her hand takes the Oath of Allegiance to the Queen.

The oath says,"I, Sharon Elizabeth Ann Miles, swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, her heirs and successors according to law; so help me God."
Revd. Sharon then gives her oath of canonical obedience to the Lord Bishop of Chelmsford and the area .... in all things lawful and honest.



Sharon signs the documents followed by the Lord Bishop which confirms
Revd Sharon Miles as Priest in Charge of our Parish



The Bishop kneels with Sharon in silent prayer



The Bishop reads the licence then standing blesses our new Parish Priest.



The Archdeacon leads Sharon to her seat as Parish Priest

At this stage the Churchwardens have just presented Sharon with the Keys to the Church and a map of the Parish, using words, “Let this church be a place of welcome to all and may you be welcome in this community. Revd. Sharon now leads prayers for the first time as Parish Priest.



The Choir sing as a solo “Come down O love divine”



The Bishop says “Here is your new priest, Greet her warmly!”



This posed photograph shows from the left the Archdeacon, the Revd Sharon Miles and the Lord Bishop the Rt. Revd Christopher Morgan.











Word of welcome were spoken by the following representatives of organisations: (from the left) Mrs Jackie Baldwin, Deputy Head of St Osyth CofE Primary School; Pastor David Bavister, on behalf of the Methodist Chapel; Councillor Mrs Sonia Grantham, Chairman of St Osyth Parish Council; Councillor Michael Talbot, on behalf of Tendring District Council and Sister Canon Penny Horseman CA, on behalf of the Colchester Area Team.



Looking from the altar to the congregation after the service had finished.

The Installation service is now complete and St Osyth has a new Vicar. The Bishop led a well organised service which no doubt caused much concern in its preparation to be sure it went smoothly. The Parish has said its goodbyes to Rev Tony Pugsley and The Rev Heather Connell, who have served the Parish during the interregnum. We look forward to what Sharon will bring to her ministry here!



Tea, coffee and soft drinks were available for all



A selection of cakes and fancies were also provided

Please Note: Apart from the close up photographs, all pictures were taken in the darkened church without flashlight, so as not to disturb the congregation. This produces very dark pictures that have needed special computer treatment to make them acceptable. I apologise for their rather poor quality.

M.J.T.
27/11/10.



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