I am delighted to tell you that, at the 9 am and 10.30 am services this morning, Dave Humphries read out the following announcement:
“The Bishop of Rochester, in consultation with CPAS and the Vicar of All Saints Orpington (the Joint Patrons of Christ Church), is pleased to announce that The Revd Sharon Smith is to be appointed the next incumbent Vicar of Christ Church.
Sharon is currently Curate of All Saints, Caddington & St John, Farley Hill in St Albans Diocese.
Sharon is married to Andrew, and they have grown up children. Sharon and Andrew will move to Orpington in time for her Induction, which we hope will take place on Saturday January 12th. The time and other details will be confirmed in due course.
Please keep Sharon and Andrew in your prayers as they prepare to move.”
Sharon send a short video which was played in church so that we can put a face to her and Andi. I include a snapshot of the video below so that see them too:
We will, of course, keep you informed about the date of her Induction and her first services here at Christ Church.