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Tony Berry's Retirement
The PCCs of Abinger and Coldharbour have issued the following notice:
As many are aware, Tony Berry’s retirement is approaching, after more than 27 years of dedicated service to our Parishes. When regulations relax, there will be a chance for us to get together in the summer to thank Tony and Mad for all that they have done for us, and to wish them Godspeed as they prepare for the next chapter in their lives.
Your Parochial Church Councils have been preparing for this change over the last few months, and carefully thinking about what ministry “on the hill” might look like after Tony’s retirement. St James and Christ Church are part of the Leith Hill United Benefice, and we have been developing our ideas for the future alongside our partner churches in Holmbury St. Mary and Wotton. We are also working closely with the Diocese, and in particular the Archdeacon, on a plan that continues to provide the appropriate level of direct ministry in Abinger and Coldharbour and further develops our partnerships across the other churches in our community. We believe there are opportunities within these conversations to consolidate our ministry and make sure it is relevant and appealing to all members of our communities, in particular reaching out to the increasing number of families and younger generations.
We plan to provide you with the next update by the end of May. In the meantime we ask for your support and prayers as we work to secure the right future for our very special Parish.