Interregnum Update News

Interregnum Update: May 2018

Dear All,

As you know our Annual Church Meeting was held in church on 29th April and chaired by Archdeacon Pete Spiers. 

Various reports were given to the meeting and in particular the plan proposed by the Deanery Mission and Pastoral Committee.  This informed us of how the Parishes should work together in the North Meols Deanery – as not all of the current clergy vacancies would be replaced.

The structure submitted to the Diocese for ratification includes a proposal for Emmanuel to have a clergy replacement who would also work closely with the present team at St Cuthbert’s and St John’s Crossens. The PCC will now prepare the Parish Profile and use the ‘SWOT’ analysis papers pinned up at the back of the church. 

If you would like to contribute any thoughts, now is the time, as we will be taking the papers down in the next couple of weeks. 

The PCC invited the new Area Dean, Steve McGanity, to a Special meeting to hear how the North Meols Deanery plan would evolve for Emmanuel.  He advised us to prepare the Parish Profile ready for advertising the vacancy – this will be finalised within the next six weeks.  While this process is underway please keep the PCC in your prayers.

If you have any questions please feel free to speak to the wardens, secretary or a PCC member who will be happy to help with any queries you may have.

In the meantime, the Church is carrying on with its usual range of services & events, the wardens are taking bookings for weddings & baptisms so it’s very much ‘Church’ as usual.

Yours in Prayer.