Archdeacon Mark returns to Babingley

Abba Seraphim celebrated the first Lord’s Day of the new ecclesiastical year at St. Mary & St. Felix Church at Babingley. It was a special occasion as it also celebrated the return to ministry of Archdeacon Mark Saunders after a further spell in hospital as well as enabling those present to congratulate him on his recent elevation to the office of Archdeacon. Although he did not vest, but remained seated in the sanctuary throughout the Liturgy, he chanted some of the diaconal admonitions and was bright and alert, whilst his obvious delight at being at church was one in which everyone present shared. Archdeacon Mark is only six weeks short of his 92nd birthday and has served as the Deacon at the Babingley Church since 2000.