Finding a new Rector (or possibly a Vicar) - Updates

Candidate to be Interviewed

Dear Friends.

Wonderfully encouraging news !

Late last week, we met a prospective candidate for the position of our new vicar of St Andrew's Parish (based on the expected outcome of the formal separation of St Andrew's and St Mary's which is in process). This person has known Bishop Jo for many years and it was through a wonderful coincidence that they spoke a few weeks ago and our vacancy was discussed.

Fiona and I both met with with him informally for two hours at the archdeacon’s residence, along with Paul Bryer and Alan Jenkins, and then we had much discussion and prayer afterwards. We both agree he has wonderful qualities and gifts and would fulfil well the needs we identified as those required for our new shepherd at St Andrew’s.

He is now scheduled to visit the parish officially, in early June, to meet with clergy and parishioners, and then attend a formal interview.

Best wishes

Michael & Fiona

16th May 2018