Sunday, May 10, 2009

I Have a New Job

By the time this goes live (am using the automatic publishing option), people will be discovering I will be their next vicar. I have been appointed as the next Priest-in-Charge of Holy Trinity, Poulton-le-Sands with St Laurence Morecambe (aka Morecambe Parish Church). Despite the name, it's only one Church building, as St Laurence's closed some time ago.

I have been thinking about the next step for some time, and I was preaching there on Easter Day when the advert was out. Having met the congregation and seen the Church it just felt right, and everything else has happened remarkably quickly. It will be a challenge readjusting to vicaring again, but am really looking forward to it.

No start date yet, but looking at early September. Meanwhile, there's an academic year to complete at UoC

10 comments:

Emma said...

Congratulations, Mike! You'll be fab :)

Methodist said...

Congratulations Mike!
One of my colleagues from my time in London worships there whilst in his weekend home!

Mr Chris said...

Congradulations. There is some exciting stuff going on in poulton, although you might not believe it! Seems to me like an excellent match.

Hannah said...

Fantastice news Mike, we're very surprised but pleased that as a family you will have a Church to call home again. God moves in strange ways but they are always exciting ways.

Mike Peatman said...

Weekend home, eh?

Thanks for your good wishes. It's all happened quite quickly, so still adjusting to the fact that it will actually happen.

Meanwhile, off to Reel Issues at chapel this evening. Hotel Rwanda led by Steve C tonight.

Bishop Alan Wilson said...

Great News, Mike. Will br praying for you as arrangements shape up...

liz said...

Brilliant. Congratulations Mike. Look forward to hearing more and being part of the journey as it unfolds. blessings

dmk said...

Congratulations Mike, my father in law has an opticians practice in Morecambe Bay, I hope and pray you thrive there.

LankyAnglican said...

Congratulations Mike. Let's hope you've not forgotten your vicar training!

St said...

Hearty congratulations mate. Get that season ticket now.