Three Announcements

Announcement One

On Tuesday 14th January the PCC voted by 12 votes to 3 in favour of “The Resolution”, that arrangements be made accordance with the House of Bishops’ Declaration on the Ministry of Bishops and Priests.”

 

Announcement two

Part of a letter received of Friday from Bishop James

Dear Churchwardens

You will of course be aware that Fr Gary has been away from ministry in the parish since he was taken into hospital in December. Since then he has had treatment and further investigations and has been in conversation with the Archdeacon and me.

The outcome of this is that, has written to me resigning his appointment as your Priest-in-Charge.  I am very sorry indeed about this, though in the circumstances I fully understand and support the decision which Fr Gary has made. 

Please assure your congregation of my prayers for you and your parish at this time.

With my prayers and good wishes,

 + James, Bishop of Rochester

 

Announcment three

Sister Gill Martin has announced that she will be leaving the Post of Family and Childrens Missioner on 2nd February, to take up a new role as a Prison Chaplain.