The Revd Norma Fergusson
Norma with one of the youngest members of the congregation at St Andrew's.
We are sorry to announce that the Rev'd Nina Summerfield will no longer be joining us as Associate Vicar of the Benefice.
Rev’d Summerfield writes:
Dear friends, you will know by now that I am unable to take up the post of Associate Vicar in the Benefice. This decision was reached after several weeks of reflection and prayer and has not been easy, but the impact of coronavirus has made aspects of the post (and especially schooling for our daughter) unworkable.
I am sad not to be joining you and confess to some bewilderment that something which seemed so right in January is now just not possible. Every church felt so different and with something special and unique about it. And I will never forget how instantly at home I felt in Ashbury on the day of the interview.
However, God holds us in his hands and the verse that I cling to is Jeremiah 29:11 "For surely I know the plans I have for you says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope."
I absolutely know this is true for all of us, but living by that knowledge is hard for a natural forward planner like me who always likes to have dates in the diary and be organised for what next - so I would value your prayers for Norma and I to have the courage to wait for the future to be revealed in God's timing.
Bless you and thank you again for making me so welcome.
Licensed Lay Ministers
Lord Rodney Elton and Richard Fergusson
Revd Robin Cardwell and Revd Frank Parkinson
The Benefice has a growing lay ministry team who help in all aspects of the churches’ life and mission.
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