Our Priest in Charge since 2014, James Harvey, announced on Sunday 24th January to both congregations, in church and online, that after Easter he will become Priest in Charge of the parishes of St Cuthbert and Holy Trinity in Darlington. In his time with us he has nurtured our different congregations and supported us all, and we shall miss him, and his wife Ruth, in many ways.
Those of us at the online service on 31st January were privileged to hear James and Ruth share the process by which they had been led to be confident that this move is God's plan for them. Like all our online services, the recording is still online, and if you haven't seen it you really should. The highly recommended conversation lasts for less than 6 minutes from about 8 minutes into the service
Our picture shows shows James and Ruth looking perfectly relaxed during this very personal recording
No doubt despite COVID we shall find ways to express our thanks and good wishes to James and Ruth before their departure after Easter ready for licensing to the Darlington parishes on 21st April