After a long spell of ill health, Father Stephen retired so the Parish is currently in an interregnum. A new priest, Fr Peter Harnden has now been appointed and will join us on May 28th 2020.
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 and Canon Robert Lunnon. 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: Father Peter Harnden will be joining us in May 2020
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