During the recent meeting of the Eastern Archdeaconry Synod Jack Noonan celebrated the completion of his training as a Reader in the church and was licensed to serve in the Czech Republic. Jack is an Irishman, originally from Cork, who has owned a flat in Prague for many years. Following taking early retirement from teaching five years ago, he moved to live permanently in the Czech Republic. As a licensed Reader, Jack will work alongside the Anglican Chaplain in Prague, Rev'd Ricky Yates, assisting both at St. Clement's and the recently established satellite congregation in Brno.
The annual meeting of the Synod took place at Attica near Athens. It reflects church life over a vast area stretching from Prague in the west to Vladivostok in the east, and from Moscow in the north to Izmir in the south. It is almost certainly the largest Archdeaconry anywhere in the Anglican Communion!
Information and pictures from Rev Ricky Yates