Many people gathered at our service on the morning of April 26th to witness the commissioning of Ann Cook as an accredited national lay preacher. Not only were there people from our own fellowship but also those who had supported Ann in many ways during her TLS course especially those who had supported her during the ‘Gateway to worship’ module. We were particularly pleased to welcome Des Colchin, Southern Synod Development Officer and the Revd. John Key, Ann’s tutor, who both took part in the service which was led by our own Minister, the Revd. John Cook.