After a long spell of ill health, Father Stephen retired so the Parish is now in an interregnum and the Church Wardens together with the support of the Area Dean and Archdeacon are working towards a replacement for him.
What is an interregnum and what does it mean for the parish?
An interregnum, comes from the latin for between two rulers but in modern day terms, means that we have a vacancy for a priest.
How does this affect the running of the parish?
The Area Dean together with Church Wardens are responsible for ensuring the transition between one priest and the next runs as smoothly as possible and this is achieved by calling upon retired clergy locally to cover services.
We are very fortunate at St Andrew’s to have a loyal group of priests to cover the services who are Fr Roger Marsh, Fr Martin Clark, Fr Anthony Fletcher, Fr Christopher Dent, Canon Robert Lunnon and Fr Toby Marchant. There are also numerous lay people who help out on a daily basis. We would like to thank them for their support as without them our job would be almost impossible.
The Church Wardens
Parish Priest: Vacant
Please note, photos of all the priests covering the interregnum will be added in due course.
Director of Music:
Lantern Editors: Lionel Ball / Pat Wilson
Lantern Advertising: Grace Reeves
PCC Secretary: Carole Gabriel
PCC Treasurer: Geoff Hobbs-East
Safeguarding Co0ordinator: Mrs Ali Robertson – Tel: 01304 381131
Electoral Roll Officer: Christopher Gabriel
Junior Choir: Jo Woodhead