Our New Vicar’s Service of Institution

On the 5th January the church was full to welcome our new Vicar, Revd. Ted Hurst. He was ‘instituted’ into the post by the Bishop of Rochester the Rt Revd James Langstaff and is now  working part time as vicar and part time as a hospital chaplain at Darent Valley Hospital.

The procession forms
The procession to start the service
The Bishop & Churchwardens in the procession
Ted makes declaration of faith
Ted takes oath of allegiance
The Bishop's sermon
Kath, Angela & Mark present water, bread & wine
Julie presents the electoral roll
Maggie presents oil of healing
Ted responds to Bishop's questions
Inigo asks a question
The congregation offers its support
The Bishop anoints Ted
Ted is presented with the keys of the church
Ted tolls a bell symbolising taking office