Harold Jack was appointed as a lay reader at St Mary’s and St Peter’s Church in Montrose at a service held before Easter.
Harold had to complete a three-year course to become a lay reader. He was already an alter server and eucharistical assistant at the church.
He said: “There was no doubt in my mind that I wanted to become a reader but it didn’t hit me until the service.” The role will allow him to conduct some services at the church, including funerals, preaching and evensong.
Pictured from left are, Rev. John Cuthbert, rector, Abroath; Fred Jack, Harold’s brother who was thurifer; Chloe Criggie, Sunday school pupil and boat girl; Harold Jack and The Right Rev. Dr Nigel Peyton, Bishop of Brechin.