I am really pleased to be able to share with you an announcement made today that I have been appointed as Rector to the Benefice of Newton Longville & Mursley with Swanbourne, Little Horwood and Drayton Parslow in Buckinghamshire in the diocese of Oxford. The benefice is kind of in the space between Buckingham, Aylesbury and Bletchley and is just to the south west of Bletchley & Milton Keynes.
These are 5 very rural parishes, the largest village has a populations of just 1,800, there are also 5 schools (4 church schools and one private). They are parishes that are genuinely wanting to grow, develop and move forward with God and reach out to the communities around them, some of them have already started to explore some exciting initiatives in terms of more interactive styles of worship, and it looks like and exciting journey to be on and help lead them in as together we seek God’s leading over the coming years.
I will be licensed to this new role on Monday 29th June.
We are very excited about what the future holds for us as a family.