On Saturday, September 23, Bishop Bill Murdoch ordained The Rev. Craig Vickerman to the priesthood at All Saints Anglican Church, Attleboro. Fr. Craig was also officially installed as the new rector of All Saints, where he has been serving over the past year. The ceremony was well attended, with parishioners, friends, and family present to celebrate together. The worship band played contemporary music, and combined with the liturgy, readers, and Bishop Bill’s sermon, made for a varied and full service that displayed the sobriety of the call to priesthood, the Church’s joy and expectation moving forward in unity, and the love that the Vickermans have already received in their new spiritual home. There was also a presentation by the congregation’s youth, where they honored Fr. Craig for the time he has invested in them and the work he has done with them over the past year.
After twenty years of youth ministry in various states, Fr. Craig recently graduated with his Masters of Divinity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. The All Saints community have welcomed him and his whole family, expressing confidence that his collaborative leadership style will revitalize their individual and collective passion to follow Jesus and live out the Gospel. His youthful exuberance and shepherd’s heart are what they have been looking for to guide them to greater kingdom living and equip them for the good work that God has set before them.
Please keep the Vickerman family in your prayers, along with the All Saints’ Attleboro community, as they move through this transition into the next chapter of their common life.