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john davies
notes from a small vicar
from a parish
in Liverpool, UK

    Monday, March 22, 2004
    Power, money, permission, prayer
     


    "I DAVID WILLFRED MICHAEL by Divine Permission BISHOP OF WARRINGTON by virtue of the powers designated to me by JAMES STUART by Divine Permission LORD BISHOP OF LIVERPOOL

    To: Our Brother in Christ

    JOHN DAVIES Clerk in Holy Orders Batchelor of Arts

    GREETING

    WHEREAS the Church of the Good Shepherd West Derby in the Diocese and Jurisdiction of the said Lord Bishop of Liverpool now stands vacant NOW THEREFORE I do hereby grant you license and authority to serve during the pleasure of the said Lord Bishop of Liverpool or until the admission of an Incumbent thereof [which ever shall be the shorter] [at a stipend in accordance with the Diocesan scale] and to perform all ecclesiastical duties belonging to the said Office

    AND SO we commend you to Almighty God humbly praying in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit that His blessing will rest upon you and your work

    IN TESTIMONY whereof the Episcopal Seal is affixed to this deed and we have subscribed the same this Twentysecond day of March in the Year of Our Lord Two thousand and Four

    + David Warrington"