New Clergy Pattern
With increased numbers, the clergy will often now be able to provide support around services. On Sundays when all clergy are present, the deacon at St James (the one wearing a stole diagonally) will stay on to chat during post-service refreshments. Meanwhile the deacon at St Clement will arrive early at St Clement, to help set up for the 11.30 mass. The two deacons will therefore not necessarily be present at the other church. We have wanted to provide pastoral and practical support for the congregations for a long time. This is a very significant and positive development.