Rev Barry Pate retired on 31st July (and then volunteered for two days to complete this years Holiday Club)
This is somewhat scary – nobody in charge! However, we have arranged clergy cover for most Sundays up to Easter 2020, so our Sunday morning Eucharist will continue as usual. Well, not quite as usual, because each preacher/celebrant brings their own style of preaching, and of presiding at the Eucharist – quite exciting really – we never know quite what to expect!
Also exciting is the preparation of a Parish Profile – our pitch to prospective Vicars. We need to declare all our positives, but also the negatives, and we need to properly describe what we need from a new priest, and what we want to give to the church when lead by the new priest.