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Prayer for the Interregnum

Prayer for the appointment of our new Rector

Our Rector Rev Fred Olney will be retiring at the end of September. The process for finding his replacement is already underway. The Parish Profile has been completed and was submitted to CPAS, our Patron, in June.

Please be praying over the next few months that it will become very clear whom God has chosen to lead our Benefice. Some key dates are as follows:

August 16th                   Submission of advertisement to CPAS.

August 23rd                   Post advertised on ‘Pathways’ and in the Church Times.

August 31st                   8.00 Prayer Breakfast, Trinity Church Sissinghurst

September 22nd           Closing date for applications.

September 14th/15th   Fred and Angela’s farewell weekend.

September 25th           19:00 Joint Prayer meeting in The Upper Room, St Mary’s

September 26th            CPAS Trustees meet to review applications and shortlist.

October 20th                11:00 Prayer Meeting in the Upper Room, St Mary’s

October 24th                Parish Visits and Interviews for candidates.

Our interregnum prayer:

Generous God, 

We thank you for all that you have given us in the past.

We pray that you will provide a replacement for our Rector, and that you will bless the people of our parishes and the work of our churches during the interregnum and in the years ahead. Amen.