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Sunday, 30 August 2009

Jackie Calow

Joining us from today is Jackie Calow who is an ordinand. She is a student training for the ministry on the local part time course. She is married with two teenage children and lives in Shaw, where she will continue to live. Jackie is not a curate yet, so she is not ordained nevertheless she will be able to share in some aspects of worship and ministry. All that she experiences amongst us will be an important part of her formation for ministry – we hope that what Jackie learns here will be part of a firm foundation for her future ministry once she is ordained as a curate in the summer of 2011. We welcome Jackie with open hearts. She is seen here in front of the board to welcome all visitors that the young people at St John's have been working on over the summer.

Sunday, 9 August 2009

New Team Vicar

For those who were not in church today it was announced that the Revd Paul Monk has accepted the appointment of Assistant curate Team Vicar designate in the Medlock Head Team. He is married with a wife (Jo) and daughter (Mary) and in due course they will move into the Barnabas Vicarage. He will be licensed at Holy Trinity Waterhead on 28 October. Paul is currently the curate at Oldham Parish Church. We look forward to welcoming him and his family.