On Sunday 17th March at St Mary's Church, our vicar, Rev'd Joy Cousans, celebrated the 25th anniversary of her ordination which took place on 15 March 1994 in Sheffield Cathedral.
Over a hundred people including family, friends and people who had traveled from her previous parish in Yorkshire, attended the service. Joy was presented with a Fair Trade 'children hand in hand' stole by the congregation to use at Messy Church family services.
Joy has been a priest for as long as it is possible for a women, not only was she in the first group of women to be ordained in the northern Province of the Church of England, but by virtue of the starting letter of her surname, she was the very first!"
The occasion was a very happy one and it was such a pleasure to share this special day with her.
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