This weekend I am being inducted as the Pastor of Mortimer West End Chapel, a small semi-rural church situated between Reading and Basingstoke.
Having been active in local church leadership for 15 years, I’m excited about taking on this role. As Leader of the Faithworks Movement I work with church leaders on a day-to-day basis, so I’m passionate about being able to grapple with the same issues and challenges that many of them face.
I believe strongly in the power of a local Christian community as being transforming, including, healing and loving. I’m looking forward to serving the people of the area, and to discovering ways of developing a community of Christ’s followers who are committed to serving others and loving those around them.
I will, of course, continue as Leader of the Faithworks Movement, but I hope this additional role will help me bring new insights to my team’s work, as we seek to resource and support local churches and groups across the UK.
I would value your prayers for me and my family at this exciting and challenging time.