Here we see a group photo of everyone who attended the service, Reverends Rose Lawley (on the right, Vicar of St Oswalds) and Mary Austin (Minister of Broadwaters Methodist) cutting a cake that was made especially for the occasion and the cake before it was cut.
Rose was born in Brierley Hill, but moved with her family to Kinver just before her fifth birthday.
As a child she
attended St Peter's Church in Kinver and went to Sunday School both there and at the Methodist Church
Later, she was to become the Treasurer, a Churchwarden and, in 1997, was licensed as a Reader.
During her training as a Reader, Rose felt called to the ordained ministry and went to Queens Theological College in Edgbaston.
was ordained Deacon on 28th June, 2003, in Lichfield Cathedral
, and priested in 2004 at the Parish Church of St Thomas
new appointment, Rose
was an Assistant Curate in the United Benefice of Kinver and Enville and Assistant Chaplain to the Black Country Urban Industrial Mission
read the advert for her
new appointment in the Church Times
immediately felt that this was where she
should be and what she
had trained and worked for.
met her husband, John, at a Manfred Mann concert in the 1960's and they were married at St Mary's Church, Oldswinford, John's Parish Church