Episcopal Visitation to St Faith's Church, Great Crosby


The following notice was read to the congregation on Sunday, 16th November, 2014.
There is an explanatory update and commentary from Revd Sue printed in the December 2014 issue of our parish magazine, Newslink. Access the online magazine here.
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Bishop Richard’s response to the to the Visitation at St Faith’s, initiated just over a year ago, was to appoint Rev Sue Lucas as interim Priest in Charge at St Faith’s for 18 months and for Rev Simon Tibbs to remain as Priest in Charge of St Mary’s for the time being. He also required that the deanery undertook to consider pastoral re-organisation in the area.
 
The bishop has decided that the formal extension of the Visitation by Rt Rev Stephen Lowe should now be brought to an end. The requirements of Bishop Richard’s response will still continue to be implemented. Moreover because the process for considering pastoral re-organisation is taking longer than expected, he is prepared to allow the present situation to continue beyond the 18 months, with a conclusion required by February 2016. This is on the understanding that the process for achieving the right pastoral scheme will be addressed energetically and urgently.

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