Congratulations to Maddie Palmer aged 11, who has been installed as the 45th Junior
Bishop of Claines.
Maddie and her family are lifelong worshippers at Claines. Maddie is a bellringer
at Claines, plays in the Music Group and worships regularly at Claines with her sisters
Amy and Katie , her mother and grandparents. She is being supported by Eva Mushen
who is a her Chaplain and Eva takes an active role helping with prayers and other
duties. Maddie follows her sister Amy, who was Junior Bishop in 2013 making a historical
first for Sisters at Claines.
Maddie was installed as Junior Bishop on Sunday 6th December, by Reverend Jo Musson.
This date, St Nicholas’ day is the traditional start for Junior Bishop duties. Maddie
will undertake a wide range of duties until 27th December. Amongst these will be
regular readings, parish visits, and preaching on Christmas Day!