News of Parish Assistants Emiriti

Its always good to hear news from or about former parish assistants. Its good to hear what they are getting up to, and remember them…

Leon writes: Leon is finding his way in Hartlepool. This often takes some time because his map (like the church roof) keeps getting stolen. He has only set fire to the chancel carpet once since his licensing- a clear improvement with the thurible since St Chrysostoms! Leon misses the Curry Mile but the fish and chips at Seaton Carew are a delicious substitute.

And Jack: Jack continues his training at the College of the Resurrection, Mirfield enjoying the beautiful Yorkshire countryside and the monastic-like rhythms of community life. At the moment he is on summer placement in a really exciting West London Church, including a retreat pilgrimage to the ancient Abbey of Our Lady at Bec in Northern France. Next month he is off to Zimbabwe on placement and hopes to learn as much as possible from the Church there. He has bought a new sunhat (not yet needed for the English summer) but he expects that he is going to need it in Zimbabwe!

Jude6 (1)It was great to hear that Neil and Naomi now have a little baby boy, Jude. Neil has sent us a photo. Neil begins training for the priesthood at Trinity College, Bristol in September.

And… Ben continues to enjoy work in his curacy in Sunderland, and continues to have Cadbury’s Wispa moments in bed.

And… Oliver (Olly) is in training for the priesthood at St Stephen’s House in Oxford (we believe without Mars bars)

And… Penny well we know her news (see above)!


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One Response to News of Parish Assistants Emiriti

  1. Oliver says:

    Greetings from ‘Olly’ who is on placement in north London. This entry has inspired me to visit the nearest shop and purchase a bar of that famed confection.

    The Parish and people of S. Chrysostom’s remain in my prayers.


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