Marian Brookes, a former Reader, is to be ordained Deacon by the Bishop of Derby,
Alastair Redfern, at a service in St Oswald's Church, Ashbourne on Sunday July
5th. (10.45am) Marian will serve her curacy as a self-supporting LOM in the Parish of All Saints Church, Ripley.
Marian lives in Ripley with her husband Jim. They have two married daughters and four lovely grandchildren who make them laugh and keep them in touch with the ever changing culture of our time! Both Marian and Jim have retired from careers in education.
After serving as a Reader at All Saints Church Ripley for many years Marian has spent the last year training for ordination. She says: "I am really looking forward to serving with Revd John Wigram and the whole community at All Saints Church in this new and exciting part of my journey of faith and calling. It will be good to get to know everyone, both new and old friends, hearing about what God is already doing and joining in with all that God has planned for our church and community, both in Ripley and the wider church.”