40th Anniversary of the Ordination of Women to Priesthood in New Zealand

Speakers on the day included The Rev'd Helen Jacobi, The Rev'd Jenny Quince and The Rev'd Brenda Reed.
This prayer below is what the Reverend Jean Brookes wrote and prayed for the women. Jean was one of the first five women to be ordained 40 years ago on 3 December in 1977
 
God of liberation, 
You dance alongside and ahead of us,
delighting in expanding our ideas of the possible.
Be with us as our journeys of discipleship unfold.
Give us the courage to measure everything we do
by fulness of life for the earth and her peoples.
May your Spirit enliven us
as we re-dedicate ourselves to your service.
In the name of Jesus we pray, Amen

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