News from our Rector, Poppy Hughes
As you may know, the Friends of Shipton Moyne Parish have very generously offered to provide a home in the village for a member of clergy who – with “Permission to Officiate” (PTO) – can help support the ministry of our church in the village. I am delighted to say that the Revd Julie Nicholson has taken up this offer. Julie is already a much-loved member of our Reader and Clergy team in the benefice, and will be moving from Tetbury to Shipton Moyne. Like all the “PTO” clergy, this is a voluntary role, and draws on the wonderful gifts and experience of ordained clergy who are either retired or employed elsewhere, but living in the parish. We are so grateful to all our PTO clergy for their support in pastoral care, taking services and serving the community in myriad ways. Our special thanks to Julie for offering this ministry in Shipton Moyne, and to the Friends for its very generous support of the church in serving the people of the village. Thank you! With love and prayers for all we are doing in Shipton Moyne! Poppy
And a note from Julie Nicholson
Hello all, and thank you to Poppy for her kind remarks above. Having moved from Bristol to Tetbury almost four years ago I have already embraced the change from city to country living and I am now looking forward to joining you in Shipton Moyne in the Spring. My ministry has been quite varied. Following ordination in 2000 I have worked in parish ministry, hospital chaplaincy and my current role of university chaplain. Pastoral care and hospitality are at the heart of my ministry and I especially love all things creative. Theatre, music, poetry have all formed part of my vocation, nurtured my wellbeing and fed my soul. I have two adult children and a baby granddaughter.
I very much look forward to living amongst you, becoming part of the village and contributing to ministry and community life.
A very warm welcome to Julie, who we hope will be moving into the village shortly after Easter.
Best wishes to all