We are delighted to welcome our new minister, Rev. Cath Atkinson.
Cath was ordained and inducted on 31st August, and it was a wonderful service. Our church was packed, not only with members of our own church, and those of our sisters churches in this new pastorate, but also from churches where Cath had been based during her training at Northern College. The singing was superb!
Cath will be the minister of a new pastorate in St Helens, that consists of three churches – our selves at Ormskirk Street URC in the town centre, Harefinch URC which is a little further out, and Rainford URC, in a village about 4 miles away.
Echoing the words in our magazine for this month, we wish God’s blessing on Cath for the work she will do for us and our sister churches. We hope that Cath and her husband Glen, will settle will into the manse, enjoying living there. We all look forward to working with her.
The photo shows Cath (on the left) with the synod moderator Rev Jacky Embrey and Rev Dr. Graham Adams from the Northern College, and one of Cath’s tutors. Graham gave the sermon.