Archbishop Peter Jensen appoints Narelle Jarrett
as Archdeacon for Women’s Ministry
10 September 2002

The Archbishop’s letter to clergy, announcing the appointment, reads -

“Dear Friends,

It is with great pleasure that I announce the appointment of the Reverend Narelle Jarrett to become Archdeacon for Women’s Ministry. Narelle is extremely well qualified for this important position, having ministered faithfully over many years, in particular as Principal of Mary Andrews College since 1985, a position which she will continue to hold.

Narelle is held in high respect within the diocese and I am confident that this new role will be one in which she will enhance the opportunities for women’s ministry.

Narelle will head a team of people whom she has invited to share this ministry. That team consists of Jane Tooher, Sarie King, Lesley Ramsay, Jackie Stoneman, and in an honorary capacity, Christine Jensen.

The introduction of a team recognises the breadth of women’s ministry in the diocese and the urgent need to encourage women’s ministry to adopt as its focus the diocesan mission. This is a task greater than one person can accomplish, so a team of women is being established. This team will continue to support and care for the women who are in full or part-time ministry positions: the team also has as its goals - encouraging, training and evangelism, and developing appropriate support structures and pastoral care for women.

I share Narelle’s excitement about the opportunities for training, encouragement, and challenge that the establishment of this team will bring to women.

Narelle will be formally recognised (“collated”) as Archdeacon at a service at St Andrew’s Cathedral on Friday 15 November, 2002 at 7:30pm. This will be a time to welcome and pray for the rest of the team as well.

I warmly encourage you to attend and support the team on this important occasion.

Peter F Jensen

Archbishop of Sydney”

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