Fr Michael Glover has been inducted as Parish Priest at St Teresa of the Child Jesus, Trent Vale, Stoke-on-Trent.

Canon John Gilbert, Parish Priest of St Gregory’s, Longton, and Dean of North Staffordshire, presided over the recent Rite of Induction.

A number of other priests also attended from the deanery, diocese and beyond.

In his homily Canon John reminded those present that the Rite of Induction provides the parish with a new start for a community and emphasised that the heart of every parish was unity and co-operation between its priest and people.

Following the reading of the Letter of Appointment, Fr Michael was presented with the keys of the church, a bible, the tabernacle key and was also accompanied to the font and confessional.

These are places and symbols that express the ministry of a parish priest.

Many of the parishioners came to the Induction together with parishioners from Fr Michael’s former parishes, family, friends and representatives from North Staffs Area Pastoral Council.

Fr Michael was warmly welcomed to the parish and asked for prayers for the mission of the parish.

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