All Saints' with St John's Church, Great Horkesley


All Saints' Church

St John's Church

We are pleased to be able to formally announce the good news that, subject to appropriate DBS clearance, the Revd Heather Wilcox has been appointed as Priest in Charge of West Bergholt with Great Horkesley, Langham with Boxted, and Wormingford & Mount Bures with Little Horkesley.

Heather is currently the Team Rector for the Long Stratton and Pilgrim Team Ministry and Rural Dean of the Depwade Deanery in the Diocese of Norwich. She worked in nursing for 15 years prior to her ordination in 2008. Married to Geraint and with two grown up children, Megan and Luke, and a dog, Benji, Heather enjoys spending time with the family, taking walks and being creative.

We hope that Bishop Roger will be able to license Heather to her new responsibilities in November and we will confirm this in due course.

At the current time please contact the church administrator (please see below for contact details) with any enquiries.


Our Curate is Revd Anne Mason

Tel: 07895 970834

Email: revdannemason@gmail.com

Can you help with a gift?

During this difficult time when our church buildings are closed, we are still a church; meeting virtually for prayer services and fellowship, loving our neighbours by offering practical support to the vulnerable, and caring for our communities. The work of our church is reliant on people’s generosity, a generosity that is a hallmark of a lived-out faith and a testament to it.

We still need to support our mission, pay the insurance on the church buildings, continue our outward giving and contribute towards our parish share which covers clergy costs across the diocese, including here.

There are a number of ways to give, but with the closure of all our buildings we cannot receive all the gifts that we usually would, so we really need your help now. If you are able to give at this time, please visit our online donations page by clicking on the link below or scan the QR code with your smart phone.

https://www.stewardship.org.uk/partners/20256043

Our Church Administrator is Jo Rassell

Based in the Parish Office at St Mary's Church, West Bergholt

Tel: 01206 243683

Email: lwb.wb.gh.parishes@gmail.com

Usual Office Opening Times: 9am - 12.30pm on Mondays & 9am -1pm Tuesday to Friday (except bank holidays)

SAFEGUARDING POLICY

We are committed to safeguarding children, young people, vulnerable adults and victims/perpetrators of domestic abuse.The PCC has adopted the Church of England's policies and best practice on safeguarding which can be found on the Church of England's website: https://www.churchofengland.org/more/safeguarding.

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Lesley Richardson who can be contacted via the church office on 01206 243683.