“Parish on the Myall” has a new Anglican Minister

NEW ANGLICAN MINISTER: Reverend Peter Adkins.
NEW ANGLICAN MINISTER: Reverend Peter Adkins.

 

AFTER a long and patient wait, the Bulahdelah/Tea Gardens Anglican Parish has a new Minister.

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Reverend Peter Adkins was commissioned as Rector of the “Parish on the Myall’ at a recent service at St Andrews Church in Tea Gardens.

The Right Reverend Dr Peter Stuart, the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle’s Bishop Administrator, officiated at the ceremony.

“It has been a long and patient wait for our Parish of over two years,” Andrew Sillar told News Of The Area.

“We give thanks to God for the locum ministers who faithfully served the parish over that time, particularly the Rev. Denis Kirkaldy who was our much-loved locum for some 18 months,” Andrew said.

The Commissioning Service was packed with official guests, visiting clergy, parishioners and supporters from the local community.
“Reverend Peter was presented with the symbols of his ministry of water, oil, bread & wine, a bible, prayer book and a purple stole, by members of the congregation,” Andrew said.

Speeches were given by Mr David West, the newly elected Mayor of MidCoast Council Mr Len Roberts, Pastor of Tea Gardens Baptist Church, Mrs Robyn Guthrie, Rector’s Warden of St John’s Bulahdelah and Mr Ross Weightman, Rector’s Warden of St Andrew’s Tea Gardens.

The ceremony concluded with a supper on the church lawns.

Andrew Sillar said, “It was a wonderful evening thanks to the hard work of a dedicated and always cheerful, band of volunteers”.

And just a reminder, Santa’s Toy Shed is open for business at the St Andrews Op Shop on the corner of Ogden and Witt Sts Tea Gardens and it is packed with great Christmas gifts and ornaments.

All proceeds go to support local services.

But you will need to be quick, the Toy Shed is open from 8.30am to 12.30pm every Wednesday and Friday until Friday 1 December.

 

By Margie TIERNEY

 

MYALL ANGLICAN CHURCH: Welcoming Ceremony, Reverend Peter Adkins.
MYALL ANGLICAN CHURCH: Welcoming Ceremony, Reverend Peter Adkins.

 

ST ANDREWS CHURCH TEA GARDENS: Service to welcome Reverend Peter Adkins.
ST ANDREWS CHURCH TEA GARDENS: Service to welcome Reverend Peter Adkins.

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