Churchwardens from all four churches in the Ashover mission and ministry area were formally introduced to the Archdeacon of Chesterfield, the Ven. Christine Wilson during a service at Holy Trinity Church, Chesterfield.
They were at the special service to mark the Archdeacon’s annual visitation and admission of churchwardens and were presented to the Archdeacon by the Rev Ralph Lawrence, rector of Ashover.
The wardens then made a solemn promise to share in the administration of the parish, to care for their church buildings, and to promote the pastoral, evangelistic, social and ecumenical mission of the church. “It was a most moving occasion,” they said later.