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Farewells and welcome

It's that time of year when Methodist ministers move on to pastures new and Bradford North Circuit is no exception.

During August we say farewell to our Superintendent, Rev Alistair Newton as he takes up superintendency of the Calderdale Circuit, to Rev Keith Hunt who is moving to Pudsey and to Rev Freddy Takavarasha on his move to Norwich.  We wish them and their families a smooth move and hope they settle quickly into their new homes and circuits, and pray for God's blessing on their ministries.

Although we are not welcoming anyone new to the circuit, there will be a Welcoming & Commissioning Service at 7.30 pm on Thursday 6 September 2012 at Haworth Road Methodist Church for Rev Nick Blundell who becomes our Superintendent from 1 September 2012.  Nick and Julie plan to move back into a Circuit manse so we also wish them a smooth move into their new home.

We also remember the rest of the ministry team in our prayers; they may not be moving, but they will be taking up new ways of working as we move to a team ministry from September.  Details of the duty minister are given on our calendar and the details of how to contact the ministry team are given on our contacts page.

Finally, but not least, we say farewell to Circuit Steward, Anne Willey who is retiring from office.  Anne has had a particularly busy year as a member of the Strategy Implementation Group, and we thank her for her valuable contributions to the Circuit.

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