We will be starting the new year in the knowledge that the legal processes are completed and
the paperwork signed on the 13 December 2018 forming the new
parish of Stockport and Brinnington, effective from the 1 January
calendar year and a new beginning for St Mary’s, St Thomas’ and St Luke’s. Clearly there is a lot
of work to be done making all the necessary administrative arrangements merging
us into one parish and the next few weeks will be a little complicated to say
the least, but we all accept the challenge and look forward to working together
will slowly start to change and new arrangements emerge, but first of all our
annual break following Christmas is a welcome one. With the exception of Sunday worship St
Mary’s remains closed to the public until Tuesday, 8 January 2019.
It will be all systems “go” when we return with meetings scheduled with Ian
Bishop (Archdeacon of Macclesfield) and lots to do!
can tell you that the post of Rector will be re-advertised shortly – arrangements
being made by the Archdeacon of
Macclesfield - and we hope that this time round we will be able to complete the
recruitment process. Temporary clergy
cover for St Mary’s is however more or less sorted up until Easter and a new
programme now available for our Tuesday lunch-time services.
will also be a fresh start for Bishop Libby as she prepares to leave us and
become Bishop of Derby. Congratulations
to Bishop Libby from all of us.