Sunday, December 1, 2013

Former SA premier Lynn Arnold ordained as deacon by Anglican Church

From Australia-

Former South Australian Labor premier Lynn Arnold has been ordained by the Anglican Church.

He became premier in 1992, when John Bannon resigned over the collapse of the former State Bank, but was defeated by the Liberals in 1993.

Mr Arnold was among 12 people ordained on Saturday in one of the largest services of its type in South Australia in decades.

Now a deacon, he believes the large number of ordinations is a healthy sign for the church.

"A lot of people say faith is dead, the church is dead," he said.

"Yet we do have the largest numbers in some years of people wanting to answer the call, who are feeling energised by the call of God, so I find that very reassuring and very uplifting."

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