On Saturday, 13th November, Hilary Dring was commissioned by Bishop Paul Colton for the work of a Lay Local Minister in the area of pastoral care.
It was a very special occasion for me to be commissioned by the Bishop. It was the culmination of a lot of work, training and personal development, as well as a recognition by the diocese of the role I play as part of the pastoral care team at St Luke’s Home. I am delighted to be part of the Diocesan ministry team and feel very privileged to be able to serve the residents, their families and the staff at St Luke’s Home each week. A big thank you to Canon Elaine Murray for suggesting Clinical Pastoral Education to me in the first place. It has turned out to be a wonderful gift at this stage of my life.