Consecration of The Ven. Clarence Bester

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Consecration of The Ven. Clarence Bester

Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

At 11.00 am on Saturday 22 Feb 2020, Archbishop Dr Philip Freier, assisted by other Bishops from Australia will consecrate the Ven. Clarence Bester as a Bishop in the Church of God. Clarence will serve as Bishop of Wangaratta in the Province of Victoria, and will be installed the following day at Holy Trinity Cathedral Wangaratta.

All are welcome to join us for this occasion.

A live stream of the service will be available on our Facebook page, from 10.50am AEDT, Saturday 22nd February. If your timezone makes live streaming impractical, you can also replay the service at a later time via the same link.

A copy of the Order of Service can be found here: Consecration of Clarence Bester (Wangaratta)

The Ven. Clarence Bester

Clarence commenced ordained ministry in South Africa in the Diocese of Cape Town. He was Archdeacon to the Ordinary and Rector of St. Andrew s Strand for 12 years, before coming to the parish of Shepparton in Wangaratta in 2015.

Clarence also has international experience in the Diocese of Europe in Strasbourg, Cologne, and Bonn.

During his time in Wangaratta Clarence has been deeply involved in ministry development, clergy development and recruitment and in clergy and lay training as well as exploring new models of ministry for the Diocese.

Clarence, is married to Michelle, a recruitment consultant and they have two sons, Kian and Kyle.


Saturday, February 22, 2020
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
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