In these photos we see the service of Celebration of the formation of the new Benefice of St Mary Magdalene and St John the Evangelist, during which the Revd Rod Corke was instituted as Incumbent of the joint benefice.
The new benefice was now not only legally launched but also spiritually.
The service is led by The Bishop of Taunton, The Right Revd Peter Maurice.
Revd Rod Corke makes the Declarations and Oaths of Obedience,
and then he is blessed as the new Incumbent.
The new incumbent, with the new Clergy and Readers’ team, are prayed for.
A churchwarden from each church is presented with a new prayer book.
The new benefice of St Mary Magdalene and St John the Evangelist
May this marriage prove fruitful and a blessing to Taunton.