We are delighted to announce that from July of this year, God willing, we will have a curate serving at St Aldhelm's.
Being a curate is the first stage in ordained ministry and we have been asked to welcome Patricia Brown, into our parish and to be part of her formation as she begins her ordained ministry. It is a privilege and an honour to be a training parish, and we are grateful for this opportunity.
Mother Anna has worked with Patricia in the past and tells us she is a very skilled chaplain and community organiser who is full of energy and joy - if you were at Mother Anna's licensing service back in March you will have seen Patricia, as she was one of the servers. Assuming everything goes to plan, she will be ordained at St Paul's Cathedral in late June or early July and will begin her three year post with us after her ordination, working part-time.
Patricia is a foster parent and works in the chaplaincy team at the YMCA hostel for homeless young people in Crouch End and is currently training at St Mellitus theological college. There will be opportunities to get to know more about Patricia over the coming months, but for now please pray for Patricia as she comes to the end of her studies and prepares for her ordination.