A new vicar

Our search for a new vicar is progressing.

Following a period of great activity, creating our Parish Profile and Brochure, the PCC met with Diocesan authorities and our Patron, Christ Church Oxford as represented by Canon Paton.  Criticism and advice were offered and received, the documents amended and the post is now published, both on the Diocesan website and the national churches’ “Pathways” site.  It will also be in the Church Times.

The timetable sets the closing date for applications as 21st November.  Interviews will take place in early December and we would hope to welcome our new priest, perhaps, in time for Easter.

A very significant step forward has been that we have finally found a new vicarage!  It is all, as they say, “Subject to Contract”, but a house has been found and an offer made and accepted.  It is in the main population centre of Cross Hills where it will be well situated to serve the whole of this widespread parish.

For the time being, we sit and wait and hope that God is speaking to just the right person right now!