Welcome!

by Richard on August 30, 2008

It was a big day for me today. I was formally welcomed into my new role as Deputy Director of the ‘Wales Training Network’ of the Methodist Church. The service was held at Wrexham Methodist Church, which is also the church which I’ll be attending with my family when I’m not preaching elsewhere, and it felt good to be ‘playing at home’. It was a chance to meet some new friends, as well as to catch up with some old ones. The service was led by the Chair of the Wales Synod, Rev Stephen Wigley.

I’m ready to start work now.

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1

PamBG 08.30.08 at 8:52 pm

Cool. Many blessings to you in your new ministry.

2

Joel 08.30.08 at 11:04 pm

You and your family have all my encouragement! Blessings for new directions and endeavors.

3

Bene D 08.31.08 at 3:02 am

The Deputy Director part went right past me when you first said you were moving on, sir.

Congratulations Richard, may God’s blessing be with you and yours.:^)

4

Kim 08.31.08 at 7:38 am

“Deputy”? Is there a sheriff? And do you wear a badge? ;)

We’ll pray for you in your new work this morning at Bethel - and perhaps even this evening when I take a Communion service at - Sketty Methodist!

5

Richard 08.31.08 at 8:45 am

My full job title is a bit of a mouthful: Deputy Director of the Wales Training Network and Learning for Discipleship Officer. I don’t think I’ll be using it much!

6

Olive Morgan 08.31.08 at 1:34 pm

I will pray for you in this new sphere and I’ll be interested to learn of any new, successful ideasthat crop up.

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Ivan The Crank 09.01.08 at 1:55 am

I kinda missed the new ministry position as well - thought you had gone back into the pulpit. Congrats on the new ministry! By the way, please give Stephen and his wife my best - I enjoyed getting to know both of them and appreciated both of their ministries when we did the exchange. Sounds like he was promoted as well.

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Richard 09.01.08 at 11:26 am

Stephen has definitely gone up in the world and, it has to be said, deservedly so.

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