At the United Benefice Service held at Pulloxhill on Sunday 22 October Maggie Jeeves, together with Margaret Butt from Flitton, were commissioned as Lay Leaders of Worship. They had successfully completed a six-month training, which included tutorials and workshops at St Albans as well as leading services at St James in Maggie’s case. They had both received letters from the Bishop recognising their achievement and the final step was the formal commissioning. Churchwarden Brian Brown formally asked the congregation to commission Maggie and Margaret then Dave Bell performed the formal act of commissioning. Dave Bell congratulated both of them on the successful completion of their training and explained the importance to the Benefice of having the facilities of trained Lay Leaders to support the ministry team in delivering services across the Benefice.