Appointing a new vicar
Stephen has submitted his resignation to the Bishop as he turns 70 this year, which will take effect in the Summer. The process of finding a new vicar is well under way. The PCC has to decide what they are looking for in a new vicar, then interview against those criteria.
The two PCCs of St Oswald’s and All Saints meet on Zoom on 15th February. They need to agree to suspend the living. (making the vicar a Priest-In-Charge, i.e. the diocese could decide to unite different parishes in new configurations), agree the Parish Profile Proforma, agree the four people to interview a candidate/candidates, confirm the date for the Section 12 meeting with Bishop, Archdeacon and Area Dean: 1 March 7pm and agree the four people to interview a candidate.
Stu and Rosie Bayford
Our mission partners Rosie and Stu are hoping to fly back to Brazil in February. Rosie writes, “We want to say a huge thank you to you all for such amazing, constant support and encouragement. Your prayers, thoughts and donations mean such a lot to us and allow us to continue our work with the girls of Revive (and a lot more besides) which we’re incredibly grateful for. Well done for showing such strength in community and sharing God’s hope and love through an unprecedented, trying time. Thank you for your incredibly generous ongoing support which means such a lot to us. We are excited to get back soon and follow God where He leads us in our work.”
Bradford Council has awarded our Churches £350 towards food parcels for callers at the vicarage door, in addition to what kind members bring. So we shall be able to continue giving out hampers.
Priscilla Malek is in South Sudan to bury her husband Mark’s body in his home town of Rumbek, and hopes to return around the end of February.