Both St. Andrew, Netherton and St. Peter, Darby End were delighted by the announcement in churches of the appointment of the Rev. Richard Hackett to the post of Vicar (designate) of both parishes.
It's been a long time in vacancy for both churches since Fr. Mike Rutter left to enlist as an Army Chaplin.
Richard comes to us from Holy Trinity, in Old Hill where he is currently serving his Curacy and will remain under the guidance of the Rev. Nick Gowers for a while.
We welcome him, his wife Jo and their family as they begin a new stage of their journey in Christ.