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The Reverend Tony Richards’

Commissioning Service

August 2015

On    Thursday,    August    6th,    the    Feast    of    the Transfiguration,     St     Blasius     hosted     a     special service       of       Holy       Communion       with       the Commissioning   of   the   Reverend   Tony   Richards as   our   new   Local   Minister.    The   service   was   led by   the   Venerable   Peter   Sutton,   the   Archdeacon of    the    Isle    of    Wight    and    the    Reverend    Canon David   Isaac   and   was   attended   by   a   congregation of    95    including    members    of    the    local    council, clergy    from    across    the    Island,    members    from other local churches and friends old and new. The    service    was    officiated    with    Peter    Sutton’s normal     dexterity     and     the     congregation     was treated    to    one    of    David    Isaac’s    relaxed    and informative   sermons,   full   of   messages   of   hope for     the     future.      During     the     sermon     David remarked    upon    a    moving    message    that    had been   written   into   our   visitors’   book.    It   was   as follows:   “God   touched   me.    As   an   atheist   I   was surprised.   I   feel   honoured   to   be   here.    Finally   I   see that   God   is   real.    My   faith   in   Him   is   stronger   than ever    before.    Thank    you.”      David    said    that    this message      confirmed      the      importance      and relevance   of   all   of   the   hard   work   of   our   church family   in   spreading   the   word   of   the   gospel   within our local community. During   the   part   of   the   service   when   Tony   was actually   commissioned   as   our   Local   Minister   he pledged   to   continue   to   be   faithful   in   leading   the people    of    God    in    worship,    in    presiding    at    the Eucharist,      in      preaching      the      word      and      in ministering   to   the   sick   and   the   bereaved.    He   also pledged   to   continue   to   be   diligent   in   prayer,   in reading   Holy   Scripture,   and   in   all   studies   that   will deepen   his   faith   and   fit   him   to   bear   witness   to   the truth      of      the      gospel.        On      our      part      the congregation   pledged   to   support   Tony   by   being faithful   in   reading,   hearing   and   proclaiming   God’s word;   that   our   lives   be   framed   according   to   the Gospel   of   Jesus   Christ,   and   that   we   will   strive   to make   his   life   known   to   all.    We   also   pledged   to support    Tony    by    being    faithful    in    public    and private   prayer   and   by   coming   together   frequently to   worship   Almighty   God   and   in   sharing   the   tasks and responsibilities of parish life.
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The Reverend Tony Richards’ Commissioning Service

August 2015

On    Thursday,    August    6th,    the    Feast    of    the    Transfiguration,    St    Blasius    hosted    a    special    service    of    Holy    Communion    with    the Commissioning   of   the   Reverend   Tony   Richards   as   our   new   Local   Minister.    The   service   was   led   by   the   Venerable   Peter   Sutton,   the Archdeacon   of   the   Isle   of   Wight   and   the   Reverend   Canon   David   Isaac   and   was   attended   by   a   congregation   of   95   including   members   of the local council, clergy from across the Island, members from other local churches and friends old and new. The   service   was   officiated   with   Peter   Sutton’s   normal   dexterity   and   the   congregation   was   treated   to   one   of   David   Isaac’s   relaxed   and informative   sermons,   full   of   messages   of   hope   for   the   future.    During   the   sermon   David   remarked   upon   a   moving   message   that   had been   written   into   our   visitors’   book.    It   was   as   follows:   “God   touched   me.    As   an   atheist   I   was   surprised.   I   feel   honoured   to   be   here.    Finally I   see   that   God   is   real.    My   faith   in   Him   is   stronger   than   ever   before.   Thank   you.”     David   said   that   this   message   confirmed   the   importance and relevance of all of the hard work of our church family in spreading the word of the gospel within our local community. During   the   part   of   the   service   when   Tony   was   actually   commissioned   as   our   Local   Minister   he   pledged   to   continue   to   be   faithful   in leading   the   people   of   God   in   worship,   in   presiding   at   the   Eucharist,   in   preaching   the   word   and   in   ministering   to   the   sick   and   the   bereaved.  He   also   pledged   to   continue   to   be   diligent   in   prayer,   in   reading   Holy   Scripture,   and   in   all   studies   that   will   deepen   his   faith   and   fit   him   to bear   witness   to   the   truth   of   the   gospel.     On   our   part   the   congregation   pledged   to   support   Tony   by   being   faithful   in   reading,   hearing   and proclaiming   God’s   word;   that   our   lives   be   framed   according   to   the   Gospel   of   Jesus   Christ,   and   that   we   will   strive   to   make   his   life   known   to all.    We   also   pledged   to   support   Tony   by   being   faithful   in   public   and   private   prayer   and   by   coming   together   frequently   to   worship   Almighty God and in sharing the tasks and responsibilities of parish life.
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The Reverend Tony Richards’ Commissioning Service

August 2015

On   Thursday,   August   6th,   the   Feast   of   the   Transfiguration,   St   Blasius   hosted   a   special   service   of   Holy Communion   with   the   Commissioning   of   the   Reverend   Tony   Richards   as   our   new   Local   Minister.    The service   was   led   by   the   Venerable   Peter   Sutton,   the   Archdeacon   of   the   Isle   of   Wight   and   the   Reverend Canon   David   Isaac   and   was   attended   by   a   congregation   of   95   including   members   of   the   local   council, clergy from across the Island, members from other local churches and friends old and new. The   service   was   officiated   with   Peter   Sutton’s   normal   dexterity   and   the   congregation   was   treated   to one   of   David   Isaac’s   relaxed   and   informative   sermons,   full   of   messages   of   hope   for   the   future.  During   the   sermon   David   remarked   upon   a   moving   message   that   had   been   written   into   our   visitors’ book.    It   was   as   follows:   “God   touched   me.    As   an   atheist   I   was   surprised.   I   feel   honoured   to   be   here.  Finally   I   see   that   God   is   real.    My   faith   in   Him   is   stronger   than   ever   before.   Thank   you.”     David   said that   this   message   confirmed   the   importance   and   relevance   of   all   of   the   hard   work   of   our   church family in spreading the word of the gospel within our local community. During   the   part   of   the   service   when   Tony   was   actually   commissioned   as   our   Local   Minister   he pledged    to    continue    to    be    faithful    in    leading    the    people    of    God    in    worship,    in    presiding    at    the Eucharist,   in   preaching   the   word   and   in   ministering   to   the   sick   and   the   bereaved.    He   also   pledged   to continue   to   be   diligent   in   prayer,   in   reading   Holy   Scripture,   and   in   all   studies   that   will   deepen   his   faith and   fit   him   to   bear   witness   to   the   truth   of   the   gospel.     On   our   part   the   congregation   pledged   to support   Tony   by   being   faithful   in   reading,   hearing   and   proclaiming   God’s   word;   that   our   lives   be framed   according   to   the   Gospel   of   Jesus   Christ,   and   that   we   will   strive   to   make   his   life   known   to   all.    We also   pledged   to   support   Tony   by   being   faithful   in   public   and   private   prayer   and   by   coming   together frequently to worship Almighty God and in sharing the tasks and responsibilities of parish life.
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