Greetings from your new Rector

Chris 600                                                           
By the time you are reading this, my wife Laura and I will have moved into The Rectory at Kinnerley and our three children will have begun to settle into the village.  Things will have begun to fall into place as they always do when we trust in God’s provision.

As a family we are very much looking forward to continuing our ministries in Kinnerley, Melverley, Knockin, Maesbrook and Maesbury.  We would like to thank Andy Smith for taking such good care of you as Interim Rector.  Change can be a difficult word, for some, but God continues to change us throughout our lives, deepening our relationship with Him and one another.

You might be wondering what will having a new Rector mean for you?  I’d like to invite you to have a think about that question… What would you like me to offer these communities?  What would you like to see happening because I am here?  These questions are things you can chat to me about during my first few months with you. 

I am coming to lead and serve our churches in their ongoing mission, so you might be surprised to hear I am very much looking forward to learning from you.  We often undervalue our own gifts and talents and think the work we do offers little to the world around us; yet we should remember we are all created in God’s image and that each and every one of us is a uniquely important part of the body of Christ. 

As a family we enjoy spending time together, walks and picnics as well as reading books and watching films.  We love exploring and look forward to getting to know you and this wonderful area we will now call home.  We hope to see you at my Institution Service at 7pm on Monday 8th July.

With every blessing   
Rector (from 8th July)

Morning Prayer: every Wednesday in June, 9am at St John's Maesbrook