Yaro was ordained Deacon on 29 June and serves the parish of St Martin of Tours, Ruislip

I have not been a Christian for very long, compared to many of my colleagues; but am as excited as anyone about the future of my ministry. I had a wonderful two years as a pastoral assistant, first in Camden and then in Cambridge. I believe the opportunity to be a pastoral assistant has been a great learning experience, and will benefit me greatly as I embark on my role as a curate at St Martin’s, Ruislip.

I am particularly excited to begin my work in youth ministry, beginning with leading a pilgrimage to the Walsingham Youth Pilgrimage. It is my hope to work to inspire the future generation of Christians, and so enable them to share their faith with their friends and peers.

Outside of my immediate pastoral work, I look forward to learning French, so as to better study the works of the theologians of the Russian diaspora with whom I’ve been fascinated for a long time – a fascination emerging from my Russian heritage.