Having served as Priest in Charge since October 2014, Nigel has now been legally made Vicar of St Stephen's Sinfin.
The service was conducted by Zoom with Bishop Libby Collating Nigel as Vicar. Tne Right Rev Rod Thomas, Bishop of Maidstone spoke from Philippians 1 v 27 - 30. Nigel was joined on Zoom by family friends and colleagues.
Nigel will be formally Inducted as Vicar by revd Peter Walley, Acting Archdeacon of Derby, at 10.30am on Thursday 10th Decemver 2020.
The Deed of Collation gives authority to Ngel to preach the word of God and administer the sacraments.
Whilst in many ways, the day to day ministry will continue in preaching the word of God, this encourages St Stephen's by lifting the Suspension of Presentation by Church Pastoral Aid Societ
The service also acts as a reminder of the faith revealed in the Holy Scriptures, set forth in the catholic creeds whiich is to be proclaimed afresh in each generation. Led by the Holy Spirit, the Church of England has borne witness to the truth of the Gospel in the historic formularies: the Thirty Nine Articles of Religion, the Book of Common prayer and the Ordinal.