Paul Wheeler will be joining us as Curate following his ordination as deacon on 30 June 2019. His sending church is St Thomas of Canterbury in Chester and he is currently training at Mirfield College of the Resurrection. Please pray for Paul as he prepares to share in the ministry at St Mary’s.
New Youth & Children’s Worker
We look forward to Susie Boxhall joining the St. Mary’s team as full-time Youth and Children’s Worker on 15th January. Earlier in the month, Susie graduates in Theology, Ministry and Mission from Ridley Hall, Cambridge. During her time there she had a placement at Romsey Mill, Cambridge as Children’s Centre Worker. Susie said in her application that she is seeking “a challenging role where I can use my skills in children’s work to help show the church and the surrounding community the love of God”.
Cranmer Reading Competition
The Cranmer Reading Competition for young people in Chester Diocese will take place at St Mary’s on Saturday 12 January, 2pm. There are junior (11-14) and senior (14-18) categories, with £50/£25/£10 prizes in each category. You will need to read part of the Book of Common Prayer, a passage or passages lasting 3-5mins. Please contact the Rector, Mark Hart, if you are interested or want to know more. Help with preparation and time to practice in church can be provided. See here for more information on the awards, and note here for further advice and the rules.
Winners are invited to the national final at Lambeth Palace on 21 February (£200/£150/£100 prizes).
Y&CW Steering Group
A Steering Group for Youth & Children’s Work is being set up by the PCC. If you may be interested please contact the Rector. The Terms of Reference are available here.