Thank you, Peter, for all that you have given us over these last ten years. There will be an opportunity to mark Peter’s retirement at an afternoon tea in October (date to be announced) to which management and staff of Residential Homes as well as the fellowship at large will be invited.
Another faithful servant, Gordon Scoble, stepped down from the office of Reader at the start of the summer. Gordon’s ministry, as preacher and leader of services, has been immensely appreciated over the years. I am very grateful for the encouragement and support Gordon has given me personally over that period of time. Gordon will be taking on a new role as co-ordinator of our prayer ministry in the autumn.
Also leaving us shortly are the Ransley family, Steve and Jo, Lydia, Nathaniel and Roman. They move to Eastbourne where Steve will become Ministry Assistant at All Souls Church with the Rev Mark Redhouse. We have been greatly blessed by Steve’s ministry, not least by the excellent Mission Rescue services during the summer.
We will miss them greatly, but send them with our love and our prayers for the future.
Joining us on the staff is Oli Taylor who is our new Ministry Trainee (Apprentice). Oli begins on 5 September and more details about him and his role will appear in next week’s ASN.