Today was a cause for great celebration as we held the licensing service of our new Minister, Revd Dr Sam Ashton. We had a great turn out for the service and afterwards, gathered together in the lovely sunshine outside for bubbly and cake.
Thank you to everyone who was involved in the process of appointing our new Minister, we really value and appreciate, your time, dedication and wisdom.
We look forward to Sam's ministry at St Paul's. Do be praying for him and his family, wife Alice and children Bertie, Daisy and Addie as they settle into Hadley Wood.
Today we wished farewell to our Oakhill students, Lydia Taylor and Simon Oatridge and his family, Rebecca and Rosanna. They go on to new ministries in Manchester and Sheffield, respectively. Do be praying for them, that God would help them to settle in and bless their new ministries. We have valued their time at St Paul's immensely and benefitted so much from their wisdom and servant heartedness. It was a lovely way to see them off as they move onto their next chapters later this month.
This was Rupert's final Sunday as Minister at St Paul's Hadley Wood. We said farewell to Rupert, Hillary, Victoria, Jamie, Nick and Lexie with a wonderful bring and share church family lunch. Thank you to all those that made the day so special. Many thank to Rupert and his family for their many years of service at St Paul's Hadley Wood.
Finally thank you to Hester Ruoff for putting together the video displayed below so that this day can be remembered.
We held our first pancake party to celebrate the up coming Shrove Tuesday. There were lots of pancake themed crafts, tasty pancake snacks, a pancake quiz maze and plenty of pancake races. Thank you to everyone who came and made it such a pan-tastic event, hopefully we'll see you again next year.