MORE than 100 clergy came together to renew their vows of service.

The serving and retired clergy, along with representatives of the 500 people involved in lay ministry, joined the Bishop of St Asaph, the Rt Rev Gregory Cameron, for the annual Maundy Thursday Chrism Eucharist service.

Held at St Asaph Cathedral, the service was also attended by congregations from across the diocese.

The bishop said: “Easter is always a special time for the church, but Maundy Thursday is especially significant when those called to ministry gather together.

“We have a particularly fine tradition here in St Asaph when so many ministers come to renew their dedication to bring the love of Jesus to the world.”

During the service, all those involved in ministry – including bishops – are invited to stand and renew their commitment to the church by reaffirming their views.

The bishop also blessed the holy oils to be used in baptisms, healing and other ministries throughout the coming year.