Service of Licensing
2019 at St Mary and All Saints Church was a time of celebration as the Ismere Team welcomed Revd. Simon Archer as Team Vicar. The seven churches of the Team, church leaders from local churches and denominations, the Local Echumenical Council, representatives of our Civil Authority (including a representative from the Horsefair), St Mary's Primary School, the Deanery, Faith at Work and our Team Rector all shared with Simon words of welcome.
The Bishop of Dudley, Rt. Revd. Graham Usher led the Service, and in his sermon shared with those present, the experience of the lavish gifts of Grace given by God to His people. He explained how this overflowing goodness could not be kept to ourselves but as an inheritance it needed to be shared with others within our churches and outside in the world.
The Bishop, the Archdeacon and our Rural Dean enabled those present to feel very much a part of this commissioning and showed us the need to allow God to work in our Team, so that we can show others His lavish, overflowing goodness.