Readings and Prayers

A message from the Rev'd Mark Long

I am looking forward with great excitement to joining the Leominster Team Ministry as Team Vicar of the Eastern Parishes.

Dawn and I join you with a deep sense of consolation that we are where God desires us to be at this time in our lives, a new adventure that echoes the longing of our hearts to explore the greater intimacy of relationship that rural ministry offers alongside my own longing to explore my British roots.

We are drawn by the friendliness and warmth of welcome we experienced when we visited as part of the interview process, and I am excited by the developing vision for ministry and the opportunity to work collaboratively within the Team in an area of outstanding natural beauty with committed and active lay leadership.

It is a wrench to leave Southern Africa, but the journey of exploration over the past while has eased this, and Dawn and I look forward to putting down our roots and engaging the fresh opportunities this move offers us.

The Rev'd Mark Long

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