Stratford and Evesham Methodist Circuit

Audrey's letter

March 2018

Dear Friends

During the next weeks our dear friend the Rev’d Ros Murphy will be moving to Manchester.  I am sure that we will all miss Ros terribly but hope that soon she will establish good friendships in her new setting.  Ros has promised to come back to meet with us in the summer when we can gather for a farewell service and tea.  Once we have set a date we will send posters out to the churches.

You will notice on this plan that I have introduced a list of names under the category heading of ‘Readers’. These are people who have offered to lead services where, due to a shortage, I have been unable to plan a Preacher. The services they will lead have been prepared by various Presbyters and Local Preachers for use at Own Arrangements or by Readers. Church Stewards, please contact the Reader planned for your church just as you would a Preacher for the hymns and readings.

At a Circuit Meeting held on 29th April it was agreed that the Stratford and Evesham Circuit will seek formal discussions with the South West Worcestershire Circuit and the Mid-Warwickshire Circuit with a view to forming two circuits from the current three circuits.  Evesham, Willersey and Broadway will look to amalgamate with S.W.Worcester and Stratford, Henley, Bidford, Welford and Mickleton will seek to amalgamate with Mid-Warwickshire. The aim is that the new Circuits will be formed on 1 September 2019.

Every blessing
Audrey Simpson