Jesus said, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God” (Matthew 5:7).
Next Easter will mark the 20th anniversary of when Joanna and I came to Virginia Water. After much prayer, and in consultation with the Church Council, we have decided that Easter Sunday will be the right time for me to retire from parish ministry. God willing, I will then dedicate the rest of my life to serving the Lord in countries where the Church is under-resourced, disadvantaged or persecuted or where human rights are denied. Friends have helped me set up a charity to facilitate this. We will share more with you at the launch in December. Please pray for the Church Wardens and Church Council as they discern whom the Lord would have serve as your vicar next year. If you have any questions, please feel free to speak with me, or the Church Wardens, at any time. They will keep you informed with progress. God bless you.