Fr Rob has been invited to become, and accepted the post of, Vicar of All Saints’, Orpington in the London Borough of Bromley and Diocese of Rochester.
Fr Rob Says “I feel very privileged and humbled to have been asked to take on this larger post. It has many opportunities for ministry and the family and I are looking forward to this new challenge. It is however with sadness that we leave Geddington and Weekley. Sarah, Jasmine, Thomas and I have grown very fond of these villages and especially the people who live here. We have made many, many friends. Even though there was some really tough work to do when we first arrived, having addressed much of that we have seen our churches move into new eras of vibrancy, growth and expectancy. Thank you to all who have supported God’s work in this place, which has resulted in our churches becoming more visible, open and welcoming to our villages, whilst growing depth and richness in our worship and spirituality.
The next period will be different, but no less exciting. Keep the faith and hold your nerve, and God will build richly upon all the foundations we have laid together. But before then, we have a rich and full Advent and Christmas season to journey through together – let’s make it the best one yet!”
Many of us will be very sad to see Rob, Sarah, Jasmine and Thomas leave but we wish them every success in the future.
Fr Rob’s last Sunday here will be 4th February 2018 and his Licensing and Induction at All Saints’, Orpington will be at 7.30pm on Wednesday 28th February 2018. You are all most warmly invited along.