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Gail Reflects on her Ordination to the Priesthood

On the 1st of July I will be ordained as a priest in Bristol Cathedral, exactly one year to the date after being ordained deacon. Who knew that 24 years after the first 32 women were ordained on 12 March 1994 in Bristol Cathedral (including Reverend Sue Restall from St Mary’s ,Yate!) that I would become one of their number! The question that everyone keeps asking me is ‘do you feel ready? The answer is simple - ‘yes and no’! I am not sure anyone feels absolutely ready for this calling but what I can say is that I am ready not in my own strength but in the strength that I find in God. The year that I have spent serving the community in Yate has been amazing, difficult at times, but incredibly

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