The Installation of Rev. Canon Sue Pinnington as the first Archdeacon of the Gwent Valleys and Diocesan Director of Mission

On Saturday 7th July some intrepid members of St Michael’s congregation attended a wonderful service held at Newport Cathedral, having navigated a rather sweltering 6+ hours trip from Houghton. It was a real delight to share in this special service with Sue’s family and friends from all over the country and we were all made to feel very welcome. Newport Cathedral, St Woolos is a beautiful light and ancient building that was full of amazing flower displays as the week preceding had been a flower festival. The service itself was a real celebration of Sue’s achievements with reflections of her time at Houghton alongside welcoming her warmly into her new post. There were lots of good conversations during the refreshments following the service and some of us were able to gather the following day for a celebration lunch.

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