For the last four years, Roman Demptos has been studying Protestant Theology in Strasbourg, and since then has been a regular worshipper at St. Alban’s. He finds the Anglican combination of Protestant thinking and Catholic traditions particularly attractive. “I felt right at home in its rich and traditional liturgy, in its bilingual celebration and in its diverse and welcoming assembly,” he says. He has become more and more involved in the life of St. Alban’s, as an altar server, reading lessons and preaching. After his confirmation in early 2022 he started the discernment programme for the Anglican ministry under the aegis of St. Alban’s chaplain Mark Barwick. This September he moved to the diocese of Durham to start the Ministry Experience Scheme and study at the theological college of Lindisfarne in Newcastle. St. Alban’s Church Council supports him in the testing of his vocation and will continue to do so, should he be recommended for training to the ordained Anglican ministry.
Our best wishes accompany him!
Roman assisting during the Good Friday service.