Hello from Vicky

Vicky has now joined our Core Leadership Team, and her ordination as a Deacon will follow later in the year.

You can watch Vicky’s licensing on the the youtube clip below. For more info from the Diocese and Bishop Viv, read the post here

You can watch an edited version of the service below, and underneath that is the full version of the service.

We asked Vicky to tell us a bit about this new stage, as we welcome her to the role.


I’ve been training for ordination for the last two years, and I start work at St Michael’s on 6 July. I’ve been part of the church here for a long time and so starting on Monday feels a bit like coming home. But I have a totally different role so it is also a new start – and I have all the nerves that starting a new job brings. I am so grateful to you, my church family, for all the love and support (and food and coffee and book-lending and so on) over these two years – thank you.

One of the things we are called to do as we get ordained, is to ‘tell the story of God’s love.’ That is what I am most looking forward to. I don’t yet know exactly what that will look like (but I know it is not an essay that needs footnotes!) but it will be with people inside and outside the church, through Alpha, with families and individuals of all different ages and anyone else who stands still long enough.

Please pray for us as a family as we adjust to this new phase. Rob continues to run his film making business, Oliver (20) will be back for his third year at university in the autumn, and George (18) will – all being well – start university then too. It’s all change in the Wicks household, so please pray that it does not overwhelm those of us staying in Bristol. Please pray too that I can see, and join in with, what God is doing here in Stoke Gifford, and that there will be plenty of opportunities to tell his story.