In this season of change we want to communicate some of the exciting staff appointments that are happening and give you some details of important dates that we would like you to put in your diary.
Firstly we are excited to let you know we have just won the car park at the auction. Thank you all for praying, it will officially be ours in 28 days.
New Staff Appointments
Youth and Students: We were delighted that we had 22 applications for this role, some very strong candidates and 2 that were outstanding. After consultation with the trustees we decided to appoint both - Aaron Smith and Jeff Stamps. They have complimentary gifts and will between them cover our young people and students as well as other pastoral roles in the church. Aaron and his wife Aimee live in Sutton Coldfield and Jeff and his wife Becky are moving to Birmingham from near St Albans. Because we have significantly expanded the staff team now, we won’t be making any further staff appointments in the autumn when Simon and Keely take up their next assignment. Aaron and Jeff will both be starting on staff in the next week and we will be welcoming and introducing them both to church on Sunday 10th May.
Events and Integration: We are delighted that Gary Wicker will be joining the team two days a week to coordinate Alpha, special events and integration of newcomers.
Worship: Jon Solway will also be part of the new team to oversee worship teams and to train, resource and strengthen worship across the church.
Children: We have some great applicants for the Children’s pastor role and we are interviewing them next Wednesday. Please do pray for us as we make this next appointment.
Dates to publicly celebrate and thank staff
As you are aware some of our wonderful staff team are moving on to new places and exciting challenges. We will be blessing each person/couple in different services over the next few months, so please be aware and put these dates in your diary:
Sunday 17th May – James Pickin
Sunday 12th July – Zara Llewellyn
Sunday 19th July – Simon & Keely Bateson
On Sunday 19th July we will be having just 1 morning and 1 evening service – 10.30am and 5.30pm. After the morning service there will be a chance to have a shared lunch together and then before the evening service we will have afternoon tea. This will be to celebrate and thank Simon & Keely. We will fill you in with more details nearer the time.