Simon Heron's Arrival
Updated: Jul 10, 2020
SIMON HERON’S ARRIVAL
Simon, Gill, Benjamin and Katy are here at last! Hallelujah! They are now settling into their new home in the Vicarage, and taking a short break before Simon starts work with us.
Simon will actually become our vicar once he is licensed by the Bishop of Tewkesbury. This will be at a service in Christ Church on Thursday 23rd July 2020 at 6pm. It will be the first service to take place in church since March, and the first face-to-face licensing service in the Diocese since lockdown. It will be subject to strict social distancing rules and the legal limit on the numbers of people allowed to attend; which means there can be no general invitation for members of our congregation to attend. A small number of people with specific roles will be representing the Christ Church family – but the rest of us can be praying for Simon and cheering him on! And we can all look forward to a proper warm welcome as soon as lockdown permits. For now let’s thank God for Simon’s arrival, support him and the family as they settle in and pray that his ministry here will be really fruitful.
The church will not be open for private prayer on Wed 22nd July, because we need to prepare for the licensing the following day. But we should be open for private prayer once again on Wed 29th July.