A buzz of excitement was heard as people gathered on Monday 11 November at All Saints, Ouyen for the induction of Jeremy Morgan as Priest in Charge of the Co-operative Parish of Central Mallee and Tyrell Parish of the Uniting Church.
All Saints Ouyen was filled with visitors, friends, relatives and local representatives as Jeremy and his wife Claire were welcomed to this new ministry.
Representatives from St Phillip’s, Mount Waverly commended Jeremy to Bishop Matt for induction, with the Revd Siotame Paletuá from the Uniting Church – Presbytery of Loddon Mallee offering friendship and support on behalf of the Presbytery.
Various symbols of ministry including a Bible, books of common prayer, parish map and agreements for the parishes to cooperate, wheat, bread, wine and grape juice were presented by members of each parish to Jeremy.
Following Jeremy’s induction, his wife Claire was then commissioned as deacon to serve alongside Jeremy. As clergy and others laid hands on Jeremy and Claire, Bishop Matt prayed over them.
Following the service folk moved to the parish centre where a wonderful time of fellowship and an extensive, delicious spread of finger food was enjoyed before folk headed home, many with long distances to travel.
Central Mallee and Tyrrell welcome Jeremy and Claire into their parishes and into the local communities and pray that their time amongst us will be enjoyable, fulfilling and a blessing to them and those among whom they live, work and minister