The Rev Canon Malcolm Bradshaw was formally licensed and instituted as Chaplain of St George's Venice and Christ Church Trieste on Saturday November 25th 2017, by the Venerable Vickie Sims, Archdeacon of Italy and Malta on behalf of Suffragan Bishop David Hamid.
A substantial congregation was there to formally welcome Malcolm and his wife, Olga, who we hope will be with us for many years to come.
The service was also attended by members of the Roman Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Waldensian and Charismatic Episcopal churches, reflecting the strong ecumenical partnerships in our city; whilst the gospel was read by Pastor Bernd Prigge of the Lutheran church in Venice.
We were also delighted to welcome Mayor Andrea Pasin, councillors and friends from the Comune of Calvene, with whom St George's has formed a deep and lasting friendship in recent years.
Here are some photographs of a memorable afternoon.
With many thanks to Roger Branson for the photographs