The announcement below was made at Holy Trinity, St Martin’s and St Stephen’s on Sunday. Please pray for us all as we embark upon this challenge!
St. Martin’s & St Stephen’s, Wolverhampton
Announcement: Sunday 5 May 2019
Since the retirement of Fr Stuart Powell on health grounds earlier this year, conversations have taken place involving Bishop Clive, Bishop Jonathan, the Archdeacon and The Society Representatives concerning the future pattern of ministry across the two parishes. It has been decided, after consultations with churchwardens in all the parishes concerned, that an interim pattern of ministry should be put in place to enable the respective congregations to establish themselves under new leadership to become equipped to make longer term decisions.
For St Stephen’s, Fr. Roger Gilbert will be licensed as Interim Minister for the period of one year, in addition to his presence at Holy Trinity, Ettingshall.
For St Martin’s, Fr Damian Feeney will be licensed as Interim Minister for the period of one year, in addition to his continuing as Vicar of Holy Trinity, Ettingshall. For this purpose he will be stepping back from his wider responsibilities as Catholic Missioner in the Diocese for that year.
Each will be able to draw on additional personnel and resources, both from within our parishes and from the wider diocese.
In each case there will be opportunities to reflect upon our lives as two distinct communities, and to discover afresh a vision for the future which God hold before us. There will be inevitable changes to accustomed patterns which these appointments will bring. Please bear with us as we try to establish a way forward which enables us all to flourish.
It is anticipated that the licensing of both Fr Roger and Fr Damian will take place as soon as a suitable date can be found, possibly in June.
Please pray for our parishes, our clergy and lay ministers: and pray for one another, that we may all stand in the light of the Risen Christ.
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We are a community of Christians whose life centres on the life, teachings, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We are friendly, welcoming and try not to take ourselves too seriously. We gather together every Sunday morning at 9.30 am to celebrate, to pray, to reflect upon our lives and on what God might be doing with them.
The Church of the Most Holy Trinity serves the Parish of Ettingshall which lies to the south of the city of Wolverhampton. The church building was consecrated in 1961 and along with our Parish Hall provides a flexible, modern building in which both worship and a variety of community projects are able to work side-by-side to serve God and his people amongst whom we live and work.
Holy Trinity is a church in the Anglo-Catholic tradition, proclaiming Jesus Christ through Word and Sacrament. We are part of the Diocese of Lichfield, under the Episcopal care of the Bishop of Ebbsfleet. At the heart of our lives together is the regular celebration of the Mass throughout the week, most particularly on Sunday mornings (0930). We do our best to offer to God the very best worship we can, and as we are fed by the Word of God and his Sacraments we are sent out to live transformed lives in the service of the local community and the world beyond.
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Fr Damian Feeney SSC