Sunday, 26 July 2015

Welcome Back!

It’s always a great joy to welcome back to St Paul’s past members who now live far away. There were two this Sunday. One was Steve Carter, who was previously one of our Readers, who had also been prominent in the diocese as Secretary of the Readers’ Council and a lecturer on the Readers’ Course.

Steve undertook an important leadership role at St Paul’s, during the interregnum before the appointment of the Revd Simon Harvey as vicar in 2003.

Steve still has family and friends who live in Leicester, but now lives in Devizes in Wiltshire and recently finished working with the Barnabas Fund, which encourages support for persecuted Christians across the world. He is now undertaking a research degree at Bristol Baptist Theological College and feels that God may be leading him into theological education.

We wish him well in his studies and in his duties at his home church, Devizes Baptist Church.

Also present at our service today was Sandra Hayward. Sandra led the first Music Group at St Paul’s. She was noticing with interest the various changes that have been made since her time. We hope that she was happy that we have continued with the fine tradition that she set.

It was lovely to meet them both and look forward to their next visits.