Trish Nowland ordained to the Diaconate

On 30 July, Rev Ms Trish Nowland was ordained a deacon by the presiding bishop of the Gnostic Church of Saint Mary Magdalene, the Most Reverend Christine Payne-Towler at Bishop Christine’s home in southern Washington state.

On her return to Sydney, Trish will take up dual affiliation with the AJC, allowing her to serve as a deacon in both churches.

The role of a deacon is to proclaim the gospel, to assist the priest or bishop at the altar, to visit and care for the community. Our prayers go with Deacon Trish in her new ministry.