St Mary's is an Open Church - Open to God, Open to You
Since Fr Grant Holmes retired on 25 October 2020, St Mary's is a parish in vacancy (ie without a Vicar).
WHAT HAPPENS IN OUR VACANCY?
In a vacancy, as Fr Grant mentioned at both services on his last Sunday with us, the Churchwardens are legally responsible for St Mary’s. Of course, they can’t do it alone so they are grateful for the help and support of Paul Wiggins, our Reader, and PCC members. Talk to any of them if you have any queries. Contact details here
This appointment process affects St Mary's as a whole so we asked ALL of St Mary's congregation to get involved by completing a questionnaire. Having input from as many people as possible will mean that both the Informal Vacancy Meeting and the Parish Profile will better reflect St Mary's. See here for the Questionnaire Although the Informal Vacancy Meeting was held on 1 December 2020, we have yet to prepare the parish profile, so if you have not yet sent in your response, feel free to do so before the end of the year.
APPOINTMENT PROCESS - see here for overall view of the steps involved
Informal Vacancy Meeting held on ZOOM with Bishop Michael, Archdeacon and Rural Dean
Tuesday 1 December 2020 at 7.45 pm ALL CONGREGATION WERE INVITED TO THIS MEETING