Tuesday, November 15, 2005

New Job



It's now official - I am to be the priest-in-charge of what Queen Elizabeth I described as 'The goodliest, fairest and most famous parish church in England' - St Mary Redcliffe Church in Bristol. It is a large church (allegedly the largest parish church in England, at least in floor space), with the third highest spire in England. It also has a maze (more accurately a labyrinth) in the roof. There are loads of tourists, two church schools, a flourishing choir, civic occasions in the church, a large parish with some of the most desirable housing in Bristol along the riverside and some less desirable tower blocks. I'm a little daunted, but hugely excited about what can be done there (as well as what already happens). I fully intend to have some fun there!

I'm not sure yet when I will start, but it won't be until the new year. Please pray for me in the months to come.

7 comments:

Rhys said...

Congragtulations - hope you and jacqui are very happy there.

Kathryn said...

Wow! That's very exciting indeed...will certainly pray.

maggi said...

excellent news. congratulations!

Gareth said...

Congratulations. I'll bet that it makes up for you being beaten to that little job in York by John Sentamu...

Looks like you'll be kept very busy - those lawns will take an awful lot of mowing!

Fantastic news!

Rob said...

Great news, congratulations.

John H said...

Glad to hear you're not going too far away :)

Phil C said...

Good news! But, what, does this mean I have to frequent yet *another* church when I get back in the UK? Geez... :)