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Ordinands prepare for Priesting with a July retreat at Pleshey DIOCESE of Chelmsford Ordinands pose for the traditional photograph on Retreat at the Diocesan House of Retreat in Pleshey, Essex, on Saturday July 1, the eve of their Ordination as Priests, with Rt Revd Stephen Cottrell, Bishop of Chelmsford, With Bishop Stephen on the front row are Rt Revd Peter Hill Bishop of Barking, Rt Revd Qampicha Daniel Wario – Bishop of Marsabit (Kenya), Revd Dr Miranda Threlfall-Holmes - Retreat Conductor, Vicar of Belmont & Pittington & Area Dean of

Durham, and Revd Hilary Le Seve - Assistant Diocesan Director of Ordinands. l Southend Archdeaconry - Neil Dalley, Emma Wylie, Christopher Giles, Terry Brown, Clive Lucas, Susan Croucher and Jacqualine Lindoe. l Chelmsford Archdeaconry Faye Bailey, Julie Hardy, Matthew Houghton and Julie Willmot. l Harlow and West Ham Archdeaconries - Lydia Petitt, Barbara Read, Sara Batts and Benedict Atkins. l Barking Archdeaconry -

Christopher Cozier, Jonathan Deja, Kenneth Perkins, Roger Clarke, Ian Elliott and Hayley Morris. l Colchester and Stansted Archdeaconries - Wendy Pagden, Lea Williams, Colin Fairweather, Robert Stone, Susan Hurley and Tracey Harvey. l The Ordination of the 2017 Deacons in the Diocese of Chelmsford will take place on Saturday, September 30. Further profiles of this year's Deaconst will appear in the October edition of The Month.

cking is a whirl volunteered and to everyone who came along on the day." The aerialists included costumed performances by Elsa from Frozen (Diana Entwistle) on trapeze, who beamed as she twisted and contorted herself And many eyes lit up at the sight of Spiderman (Fern Butler Korro) who ascended a high rope with ease and returned to earth with a series of head first jolts that had the audience on the edge of their seats (right). Dimensions Trampoline Club is based in Braintree and Halstead with members aged 7-18 years. Two competition bed trampolines, each with end decks, provided opportunities for synchronised displays (left). Little Stars Circus, based in Chelmsford, provide circus fun for children from five years old to adults. The club is led by Dr Diana Entwistle, who appeared as Elsa from Frozen. Revd Rod Reid added: "It was fantastic to organise and put on these community events. Just a few weeks ago we hosted the Bocking Bake Off and today we have our Circus Extravaganza. "We couldn’t do it without a great team, and lots of helpers. We feel St Mary’s should be at the heart of this community and so it has been great to welcome so many to these events." l Pictures: Iris Images Photography

PASTORAL ASSISTANTS The Society of the Sacred Mission (SSM) is a religious order in the Church of England. Based in Milton Keynes, the religious community at St Michael’s Priory has a life centered on daily Eucharist and prayer. Our community life is inclusive, and our mission and ministry with local churches and other organisations are central to the daily life of the Priory. Building on the success of our first year, SSM is seeking to recruit young people as Pastoral Assistants (PA) to help with the life and mission of the Priory. We encourage applications from those who might be interested in religious life, ordained or lay ministry, or who simply wish to learn by sharing the life of the community. We provide a stipend, good accommodation, meals and will support relevant education and training. St Michael’s Priory, The Well, Newport Road, Willen, Milton Keynes, MK15 9AA. Telephone 01908 241974, email ssmlondon@yahoo.co.uk www.stmichaelspriory.org.uk

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Waterstones Book of the Year 2016 and won the British Book of the Year Award earlier this year. The book was also shortlisted for the Costa Best Novel Prize 2016 and the International Dylan Thomas Prize 2017, and longlisted for the Baileys and Wellcome Book Prizes. She lives in Norwich. Dr Champ’s lecture on November 15 is entitled ‘History as Propaganda? Catholics and Protestants rewrite the Reformation’. She follows Dr Morrow addressing ‘Causing suffering for righteousness sake? Religious division and political violence in Ulster since the Reformation’ on November 8. l For further information, log on to www.chelmsfordcathedral.org.uk. l Picture: Jamie Drew

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