Jacqui and Ruth are welcomed as local preachers

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Two new Local Preachers for Tynedale Methodist Circuit have been welcomed at a special service.

Jacqui Cameron, of Stocksfield, and Ruth Johnson, of Prudhoe, have become accredited Local Preachers after five years of committed study.

The service finally took place at Prudhoe Methodist Church on Saturday 18th September, following earlier postponements due to Covid restrictions.

It was opened by Rev Jenny Porterpryde who said: "Ruth and Jacqui have been a hugely important part of our church family for a long time. When they said they were going to start the preachers' training we were excited and delighted. It is so lovely to be able to share this occasion and to celebrate together."

The new preachers were admitted by the Circuit's Superintendent Minister, Rev Paul Dunstan, who was joined by Ann Worthy, a mentor for Jacqui and Ruth throughout their training period.

Ann said: "The church has examined their knowledge, confidence and conviction. On the recommendation of the Local Preachers' Meeting, they have been approved by the Circuit Meeting for admission to the Office of Ministry of a Local Preacher."

Rev Paul Dunstan said: "Local preachers are called to be worthy in character, to lead God's people in prayer and praise, and to share in the Church's mission in the whole world.

"Jacqui and Ruth, yours is a responsibility rooted in the word of God. You will bring the message of salvation to all, in season and out of season. As you lead worship and offer good news to others, your own lives will be shaped and transformed."

The preacher at the service was Rev Alex Dunstan, while everyone present, from other Local Preachers to Circuit Ministers, church members and the families of Jacqui and Ruth, sent blessings for the future in their new roles.

Jacqui and Ruth spoke of their own respective callings, paid tribute to the people who have supported them along the way, and expressed their excitement and dedication for what lies ahead.

A video of the service will be posted here early next week.

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