Revd Harriet Johnston is serving her Title at St James the Less, Bishopbriggs; her husband, the Revd Lee Johnston, is also a Curate in the Diocese of Glasgow and Galloway, serving at Christ Church, Lanark. Both Harriet and Lee spent short periods staying with Anna and James during their training, experiencing ministry in East Sutherland and Tain. Here Harriet describes her ordination to the priesthood in November.
“My ordination to the priesthood was memorable for all the right reasons. I was encouraged by the kind words of those who brought greetings from family, friends, and colleagues around the world.
Bishop Kevin preached a memorable sermon that he made personal to me. As you might imagine, the moment of ordination was deeply profound for me too. Only 20 people were permitted to be in the church but that made the service intimate and personal.
Due to the travel restrictions, my family watched the ordination on Zoom from their kitchen. It was good to know they were there along with many friends and members of St James’ Church.“