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Easter Update

Changes in the Team

We are pleased to announce that the Reverend Theresa Musiwacho, Assistant Curate at St John the Baptist, Royston and Curate on loan to the Benefice of St Mary’s Therfield with St Faith’s Kelshall, has been appointed as Rector of the Hartford Hundred West Group of Parishes.  Theresa will join us on 5th September, and details of her institution and induction service are on the calendar, here.  Meanwhile please remember Theresa and her family in your prayers as they prepare to move.

As Theresa prepares to join us, so Reverend Caroline Keightley is getting ready to leave us for pastures new. Caz comes to the end of her curacy at Christ Church, Ware, this summer and has been appointed to the post of vicar at St Mark’s, Colney Heath, from 11th September. Please pray for her and her husband, and for the congregations at Christ Church and St Mark’s as they prepare for the changes.

MAP Update on Parish Share

The latest figures from the Diocesan Office have now been published and it is good to know that some of the arrears at the end of 2018 have been made up. Well done to those who have paid. Our Goal in relation to Parish Share is outlined in full here.

Street Pastors

Don’t forget to publicise and pray for the work of the Street Pastors – Deanery Synod members should have received a detailed briefing before Easter.

Other News

Following your annual meetings, please encourage your new PCCs to engage with the Deanery and particularly our future programme…

Our next Deanery Synod meeting is on 14th May from 7:30pm. Details are on the calendar. We look forward to considering how best to work with and on behalf of the elderly in our midst. Everyone is welcome – not just Synod Members. The full agenda is on the Synod Papers page.

Please pray for the church community in Hertford Heath as they continue to search for a new Vicar.

May God bless you all as you celebrate these days of Easter!