Heritage Day at St Andrew's
Visit the St Andrew's on Heritage and visit the war memorial housed in the Chapel.
Exciting News - An Appointment has been made
We are excited to inform you that a written offer was made to Revd. Dr. Mike Branscombe by Bishop Andrew for the appointment as:
Priest In Charge of the Parish of St Andrew's, Cobham
which was accepted by Mike Branscombe.
The formal announcement was made in St Martin in the Bull Ring, St Andrew's Cobham and St Mary's Stoke D'Abernon on Sunday 10 June.
The appointment as Priest in Charge is made to allow for the process of suspension and separation of the Benefice, requested by the two churches, to continue, which when completed (it will take several months), it is intended that Mike would become Vicar of the Parish of St Andrew's, Cobham.
The Licensing of Revd Dr Mike Branscombe as Priest in Charge of St Andrew's Cobham will take place on Thursday 6th September at 7.30pm at St Andrew’s Church. Bishop Jo and the Archdeacon, Paul Bryer, will be officiating at the service.
Here is a note from Mike to St Andrew's Church.
"We are so very thankful for the wonderful and warm welcome we received in Cobham at St. Andrew’s on Monday and Tuesday this week. The invitation to come and join your community and share in the mission that Jesus has called us all to fills us with anticipation and excitement. We can’t wait to come and be with you and join in the wonderful work that God is doing at St. Andrew’s.
Mike and Margaret have been married for almost thirty years and we have served in a variety of parishes both here in the UK and in the USA. We will be coming from the city centre of Birmingham and look forward to settling into Cobham. Margaret will be working as a Literacy teacher at Esher High School and hopes to continue with her Drama in Education consultancy. Ella 12 and Grace 10 are looking forward to starting new schools and making new friends in September.
As a family we continue to be amazed at the way God has been leading and calling us over the years. You will soon learn that Mike follows the fortunes of Grimsby Town Football Club. Margaret is interested in all things educational and enjoys relaxing with the occasional Hello magazine. Ella loves to dance at every opportunity. Grace is our logical thinker and asks many taxing and testing questions! We are looking forward to getting to know you and hearing the stories of what St. Andrew’s means to you.
Please pray for us all in the midst of our move.
With love in Christ,
Mike, Margaret, Ella, and Grace Branscombe”
News and Events
Proposal to Suspend the United Benefice
The Archdeacon and the PCC's of St Andrew's and St Mary's have met to consider the way forward. There is a proposal to seek to suspend the United Benefice and separate the two parishes. We would then be looking for a new Vicar for St Andrew's alone. Read the full statements here.
Latest Editon of Together Magazine is available
The August & September 2018 edition (No 42) of the Together Magazine, the parish magazine for St Andrew's & St Mary's is now available,
click here to download the latest edition. Hardcopies of the magazine, including large print versions are available in the Church or the office
Prayer Meetings during the transition
There will be a number of opportunities to come together to pray for our church and for the new Vicartor during the period of transition. These will be in the Church Gate House Lounge at 8pm for 30 mins (up to an hour if people want to continue).
For the dates of future meetings, click here.
More information from Dave Greenwood or the Parish Office.