I want to thank so many of you for such a warm and lovely welcome as I move into the Wye Reaches group of Churches and Villages. Since arriving in mid-July it has been wonderful to begin meeting some of you and starting to find my way around; I really hope that I will meet others of you in time.
I haven’t travelled too far to get here; previously I was in a group of 7 churches between Ross-on-Wye and Hereford; before that I worked in Human Resources for Marks & Spencer and for an international Charity supporting Church Leaders around the world.
I will be based in Whitchurch for a year while Hereford Diocese build a new Vicarage in Wyesham which I hope to move into next Summer.
Jesus Christ withdrew at times, during his ministry on earth, for refreshment, space and a change. I think that this is going to be a strange summer for many – as we all work out what is safe and wise for us to do ‘holiday-wise’, but I do really hope that you are able to enjoy meeting up with family and friends, perhaps have some time away, but whatever you do that you are able to find ways of having some refreshment and space over the coming months.
Take care and God bless,