We were delighted to announce this morning that the Rev James Boyd of Willowfield Church has been appointed as our new rector. We look forward to welcoming James and his wife Shirley and family into the parish soon.
The date of the institution has yet to be confirmed.
Please remember them in your prayers as they prepare for this new season in their ministry.
It was with profound thanks tinged with sadness that we said farewell to Stephen, Cathy and their three kids today. They have been with us for nearly seven wonderful years and in that time they have touched countless lives and made a permanent mark on the life of St. Columba’s.
Stephen, Cathy, Ruby, Patrick and Scott have become an integral part of our lives and not just on a Sunday morning or through various meetings and organisations but also through their wonderful pastoral ministry and social visits. We have been incredibly blessed by their ministry and are all the richer for it.
We wish Stephen all God’s blessings as he embarks on his new calling as the UK and Ireland mission director for SAMS.
This Wednesday (21st March) is the date for our special annual general meeting for the church. This is a very important date in the life of the church as we elect members to represent us to serve onto the select vestry. Everyone is very welcome to attend and hear a report of the last 12 months and all registered members are welcome to vote. The meeting will start at 8pm.
With a very mixed bag of emotions Stephen announced yesterday that he will be leaving St Columba’s later this year to take up his new appointment as the UK and Ireland Mission Director for SAMS. The timings have yet to be finalised.
Many many congratulations to Stephen on this exciting new stage in his mission journey. Please remember Stephen Cathy and their family in your prayers as they prepare to move on and start this exciting new chapter.
Still not sorted for mother’s Day?? Never fear, come on down to St. Columba’s and our amazing crafters will get you sorted. Better yet, bring your mum!
And once you’ve enjoyed a brilliant morning’s shopping, relax with a well earned breakfast.