Bishop of Taunton welcomes our new Priest
Every seat in the church in Stoke St. Michael was filled on Saturday November 12, for the Licensing and Installation of the Reverend Anthony Dickson as Priest-in-Charge of the United Parish of Postlebury and the Benefices of Stoke St. Michael, and Leigh on Mendip with Downhead. The service was led by the The Right Reverend Peter Maurice, Bishop of Taunton and The Venerable Nicola Sullivan, Archdeacon of Wells. In his address, the Bishop spoke of the challenges ahead for Father Anthony in this enlarged parish. The Reverend Martin Weymont, Priest-in-Charge of the Mells Group of churches led the prayers. At a tea party afterwards in The Memorial Hall in Stoke St. Michael the Archdeacon thanked all concerned for the hard work and dedication in the months since the retirement of the two previous priests.
Father Anthony and his family will be living in Nunney Rectory.
Picture taken during the service – The Bishop of Taunton, The Reverend Anthony Dickson following The Archdeacon of Wells out of the church at the end of the service.
Picture taken at the tea party – Bishop of Taunton, Father Anthony, Archdeacon of Wells
Photographer: John Webb