Announcement of the Appointment of the new Priest to the Incumbency of the Benefice of the Parish of St. Wilfrid’s Bognor in the Diocese of Chichester, Sussex.1st December 2019
This morning we have some wonderful news to share with you all.
Bishop Martin and our Patron, the Archbishop of Canterbury, have been able to appoint the Rev. Joel Mennie as our new Incumbent. This appointment means that the Apostolic Partnership with St Peter’s, Brighton will be going ahead.At the moment we do not have a date for the Institution and Induction, but it is likely to be in early 2020. Joel, his wife Lella and children, Heidi and Austin will be moving into the Vicarage before Christmas. Please pray for them as they prepare to begin their new life with us, and for our Parish as we look to the future with joyful confidence and thanksgiving.We would gratefully ask as they settle in, and before the Institution and Induction date is set, that they are afforded some privacy at the vicarage and allow them to make any approaches as they see fit.
Email to the congregation of St. Wilfrid’s: 30/11/19
Joel, Lella, Heidi and Austin are delighted to be moving into the Vicarage in the coming weeks and joining the church family at St Wilfrid’s. As a family we love sharing food and stories with people, taking our puppy on walks, discovering new places and all-weather picnics on the beach!We eagerly look forward to seeing God’s plans and purposes unfold in the coming years and can’t wait to meet you all.Warmest regards,
Joel and Lella.