Latest Rector’s Letter

From the Churchwarden.

Dear Parish Residents,
On Sunday 21st July we said farewell to our beloved rector Jeff Cuttell, who has gone to be Chaplain at Werrington Young Offenders Unit. We will sorely miss him and his unique style of ministry but he will be a tremendous asset to Werrington and perhaps be able to bring some comfort and insight to the young residents.
We are seeking a new rector for ourselves and Smallwood and have decided to advertise nationally as there are already over a dozen vacancies in our diocese.
If you want Astbury church to be there still when you need it, for family baptisms, weddings and funerals, please show your support now.
We will endeavour to keep the services going at 8.00 am, 11.00 am and 6.30 pm as previously, and you will receive a warm welcome should you decide to visit us. Tea, coffee and cake are served after the 11.00 am service, providing an opportunity to get to know your neighbours.
Children are welcome at this service where we set aside a play area if they need it. Tell everyone you know that we are seeking a brilliant new rector, male
or female, you may just chance upon a vicar looking for pastures new. Our historic, beautiful, landmark church needs no flowery description
and we also have a brand new house, just purchased, for the new incumbent.
We are confident that there is someone special out there just waiting for the call, so please pray that our church and community continue to prosper.

Yours faithfully.
Brenda Cook.