Posted: February 2018
Rev. Helen Kirk, our Superintendent Minister, has been appointed Chair of the Chester & Stoke District from 1st September 2019. Helen wrote, "Last month I was approached...to consider putting my name forward for the role of a District Chair. Throughout my ministry, I have always believed that part of my calling is to be under the discipline of the church and thus to be willing to be stationed wherever the church sees fit." Last Thursday, Helen was nominated for her new post subject to Methodist Conference approval in June.
She continued, "I will of course continue to be the minister at AMC for the next 18 months and will continue to serve to the best of my ability. I am deeply grateful for all the love and support my family & I have received from the church and my decision to accept this nomination has not been an easy one to make. We have been very happy here and it will be hard when the time comes to leave. However that needs to be balanced by my calling which is to serve the church wherever I am sent. I hope you can appreciate this."
All Helen's 18 churches in the Vale of Aylesbury Circuit were informed yesterday, as were members of the Chester & Stoke Synod.
Aylesbury Methodists will continue to offer Helen and Andrew our love and prayerful support for her remaining 18 months with us and for her future ministry in her new role.
popular recent storiesAlso in the news
There is quit a buzz about our first Youth Ball that will be held this Friday. We wish all our young people from 12 to 21 a great night's fun and enjoyment.The next day, Saturday 22nd, Messy Church have their Messy Christmas from 4pm to 6pm. So a merry messy Christmas to all!After Christmas, the J Team are taking a two-week break so there will be no J Team on 30 December or 6th January...
Here are the details of this year's walk, which will take place on Saturday 29th December. Please meet at the recreation ground in Aylesbury Road, Wendover, ready for a 10.30am start. It's on the left as you enter Wendover from Aylesbury. Parking is either in the adjacent layby or in nearby side roads. The walk is a level one (a change from last year!) taking in the disused Halton...
A big thank you goes to the 29 leaders of groups and activities who contributed to our latest annual report. In it, our minister, Rev. Helen Kirk wrote, "This report tells the story of our church community as we constantly seek to journey with God, to serve our community and witness to His love and grace. We are not perfect; we have not made it, we have a long way to go but, if you read...