Alton Webteam: November 2015
Stationing for September 2016.
The Circuit Stewards and Staff of the Hants-Surrey Border Circuit are pleased to be able to announce the results of the recent stationing process for September 2016. As always, this is subject to Conference.
In a climate of more Circuit appointments than Presbyters available to fill them, we are delighted to inform you that we have been successful in both our matches.
Revd John Scrivens along with his wife Karen, will be moving to Alton, where he will be the Presbyter for Alton, Hale & Rowledge. John is committed to working ecumenically and is very interested in chaplaincy work. John is currently stationed in the Salisbury Circuit, where he is responsible for four churches in the New Forest area.
Revd Chris Blake with his wife Joy, will be moving to North Camp as the Superintendent of our Circuit and Presbyter of North Camp Methodist Church. Chris is currently serving as the Principal of Cliff College in Derbyshire and brings a wealth of experience to this post, having previously been the Chair of the Cornwall District and serving in two Circuits prior to that.
The Circuit invitation committee were unanimous that both John and Chris should be invited to take up these posts and both readily agreed.
Our thanks to all those who have been part of this thorough process and who have given so freely of their time.
Our thanks to God for His continued blessings upon us.
Please remember John and Karen, Chris and Joy in your prayers as they prepare to join this Circuit over the summer ready to take up their new appointments on September 1st 2016.
A joint welcome service will be held that evening, (venue to be confirmed) with Revd John Hellyer being the preacher.
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