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We are very pleased to announce that the Revd Alan Comfort, presently Vicar of St John Walthamstow in the Diocese of Chelmsford, is to be installed as the next Incumbent of Standon, the Mundens and Sacombe on September 9th 2014. He comes with much experience having been a Team Vicar in Buckhurst Hill, Vicar of St. Mary’s Loughton and currently Vicar of St. John’s Walthamstow. He is also a Member of the Archbishop’s College of Evangelists, currently the Chelmsford Diocesan Advisor on Sport, and Chaplain of Leyton Orient Football Club. Before being ordained Alan was a professional footballer for ten years during the 1980‘s before his career finished through injury whilst he was playing for Middlesbrough. He is married to Jill and has three children, Sarah (23), Henry (20), and Ollie (13).
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He writes;.

“We as a whole family are looking forward to this new role and becoming part of your communities very soon. We look forward to discovering what God is already doing through your churches and helping to shape the future ministry with you! We bring a passion for Jesus and a real love for community. Jill has a burden for seeing children and women grow in faith as well as a beautiful singing voice, and I love church, getting to know people, and helping every person young and old discover how much God loves them. Can’t wait to meet you!” Alan.

Please remember Alan and his family in your prayers along with the parishioners of the parish of St John Walthamstow.

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A Church Near You ID: 7825
Built: Saxon
Archdeaconry: HERTFORD (323)
Deanery: BISHOPS STORTFORD (32302)
Parish Legal Name: Standon (320074 32/74)
CofE Church Info: (632074 32/74)
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St Mary : High Street, Off A120, Standon, Hertfordshire, SG11 1LA


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