our church, both locally and Internationally. Firstly, Mother Maria Francesca of our Liverpool based Franciscan Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament was ordained to the Diaconate.
Supported by her sisters in religion Sr Maria Clare and Sr Maria Solanus, she was ordained alongside Rev Christopher Nieciag from our sister community in Poland.
The Episcopal ordination of +Szymon Niemiec followed with many members of our UK and Polish communities present, to witness the event. +Szymon was elected to serve as Bishop by the support of members of the “United Christian Church in Poland.”
It was a wonderful occasion, meeting our brothers and sisters from Poland. We hope to be able to make a return visit to meet in Poland soon, perhaps in 2014 after Synod 2013 in Sydney Australia.
We also wish our Polish brothers and sisters every blessing for a fruitful growth in their congregation and ministry. Special thanks to all at Christ Church Milton United Reform Church, Portsmouth.
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