Erica Bebb

    22 June 2010

    Erica Bebb

    Erica Bebb was ordained Deacon in July 2009 and priested on 3 July 2010. She is a curate at Sea Mills. Here she reflects gratefully on the opportunity for ordination.

    Little did I think when I moved to Bristol twenty one years ago to support my husband in a career move that I would be ordained Deacon in our magnificent Cathedral. The Anglican Church has always been a big part of my life, and I thank God for the privilege and blessing. My training at STETS has been rather like having a child later in life, unexpected yet awesome. I am passionate about Jesus Christ, community, performing arts and the value of encouragement. May God enable me to successfully integrate these motivations as I serve him and others.

    There have been challenges but love has never failed to meet any gap. I have learnt that ‘my God will fully satisfy every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus’ (Philippians 4:19).

    One year on, Erica shares her feelings regarding her first year of ordained ministry.

    In my journey over many years, I have experienced challenges, hard work, mountain top experiences, surrender and overwhelming peace. I struggle to find words to express the depth of the privilege of the last year – since being ordained Deacon. It is an honour to have access into people’s lives. Please pray for me, that I always remember "love never fails" (1 Cor 13:8).