Commissioning services are important for the new priest and Rectory family, but also provide a wonderful occasion to celebrate and focus the life of a parish. Because commissioning services are occasions at which we welcome ecumenical as well as non-church visitors, it is generally recommended that the order of service be based around evening prayer. The Order of Service is available from the Office of the Archbishop and should be used in the form provided. Where there is a desire for the service to be that of Holy Communion, or other changes are proposed, these matters should be discussed with the Archbishop.

The Area Dean will:

The Archdeacon will:

The Registrar (or designated representative) will:

Speeches of welcome should include:

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