At the Circuit Meeting of June 2019 we had a lively discussion about how the church adapts to ministry and mission in changing times. This is not comfortable and challenges us to face up to new rarities and how realistically we can respond to the challenges we face.
This year we are losing two presbyters who cannot be replaced due to lack of availability of presbyters stationed to the Circuit. We thank Reverend Sue Smith for her nine years of ministry in the Circuit as she retires to Lichfield. We are saddened that the probationer presbyter appointment at Lymm has to come to a premature end for personal reasons, including the ill health of family members and wish Sian well in her ministry in the future.
The world is changing around us. Who knows where Brexit will leave our country for better or worse. With testing relationships between manor world powers international relationship are not east. We are aware that near to home as well as in far of parts of the world millions live in poverty and debt.
Still the call to the church is as current as ever
- To speak a message of love and reconciliation as we are taught by Jesus
- To continue the work of building the Kingdom of God based on the principles of peace, mercy and love.