Skype with Jon Lavelle
I had a good conversation with Jon Lavelle on skype, who will be joining us as a curate following his ordination as a deacon on September 13th in the Cathedral. Jon has been studying at St Michael’s Theological College, Llandaff in Wales after a few years teaching in Abu Dhabi and is the first person to be selected, trained and ordained in the Diocese. I was involved in the selection conference in which Jon was recommended for training, so I am delighted that St Christopher’s can be the community where he develops his skills in ministry and I am sure that we will gain much from his time with us. He has a particular interest in interfaith involvement and there should be scope for developing that here as well as encouraging us all to reflect on the context of the Church’s life and ministry in Bahrain.