On Saturday I had the pleasure of attending a lunch at Luther King House (Manchester) and Northern College’s Annual College Service for 2017-2018. The afternoon was an opportunity for the whole college community to gather together, and to welcome all those who share in some way with its life. The service included a celebration of the students who have just completed their ordination training (the image shows the chair of the governors, Revd David Salisbury, presenting Daleen Ten Cate with her leaving certificate in the College chapel) as well as welcoming those who are becoming immersed in the preliminaries of a new course.
Please pray for:
- those United Reformed Church ordinands training at our Scottish, Manchester and Cambridge colleges
- the staff and tutors as they begin a new term, and for the Northern College Principal (Revd Dr Rosalind Selby, to the left in the snapshot) as she commences her sabbatical this autumn
- those who are exploring a call to serve through ordained ministry; and give thanks to God for all those responding to His call within the North Western Synod
- the renewed emphasis within our Synod, and the denomination, on missional discipleship and the equipping for ministry of all God’s people.