Our Curate, Simon Tarlton, has been appointed Rector of the Bartestree Cross Group of churches. This is a benefice of five churches to the east of Hereford, comprising Bartestree with Lugwardine, Withington, Dormington, Westhide and Weston Beggard.
Simon came to us as curate in July 2016, so he has been with us for almost 3 years. Since Sarah’s departure in September he has been the only full-time priest in the parish and has worked hard and successfully to maintain the momentum of development during the vacancy. He has done an amazing job and will all be really sorry to see him go.
We don’t have final dates yet, but it is likely that Simon’s last service in the benefice will be in the latter part of August. He will probably be installed in his new post some time in September.
In the weeks ahead, we will be making arrangements to say farewell to Simon and in due course we hope to organise a visit to Bartestree to be present at his installation there. We will let you know the details as soon as things progress.