“It’s funny that many are looking for a new leader just now” said someone in the house group this week. “The Conservative, Labour and Ukip parties, English Football, Top Gear and St Andrew’s Oxshott.” He then went onto add, “I don’t mind who we appoint just so long as it is not Chris Evans!”
We’re not sure how much prayer, if any, goes into the other vacancies but here at St Andrew’s we have been praying regularly for our new vicar. Four candidates will come on Wednesday to meet the PCC, tour the parish and look round the vicarage. We are confident that each will have prayed much about their next move and will want God’s guidance as much as we.
On Thursday Bishop Andrew will interview each, assisted by the Archdeacon, Area Dean and our two Parish Representatives, with the intention of coming to a common mind on who should be appointed. Please continue to keep this in your prayers and join us, if you can, in the Lady Chapel on Tuesday evening at 6 o’clock to pray together.
Phillip Herbert & Norman Steven