We are delighted for Catherine McBride and her new church, but sad for ourselves, to announce that Catherine has been appointed to St Mary’s, Market Drayton. Catherine will leave a huge hole in the staff and 6:30 teams and her oversight of discipleship. The fondest farewells will of course be from St Peter’s Hambledon and the entire village.
She will also be missed in the Diocese, where she has been a curacy tutor and teacher, and in the area of scientific research from her work on medical ethics. We do not have a date for Catherine’s farewell but it is likely to be in October. We do not want to look at the future right now but it is important to reassure everyone, particularly the congregations at Hambledon, that we will be looking at how we replace the irreplaceable! as soon as we can.