The welcome of a new priest is a time of great celebration for the Church. It is an opportunity to give thanks to God for the many ways ministry and mission unfold in this community.
Orders of service are available here for use in the licensing of chaplains, incumbents, priests-in-charge or team vicars. They will generally be used by Area Deans or those in parishes arranging a licensing service for new clergy. Guidance notes are included at the end of each document.
Each service outline is adapted to the circumstances of a licensing, institution or collation (i.e. where the patron is the Bishop).