Sunday, January 20, 2013

Announcement of the appointment of the new Rector for the Bansfield Benefice

The following letter from the Rural Dean was read out this morning at All Saints' Stansfield.

The Diocese is pleased to announce the appointment, by the Bishop (upon the recommendation of the patron and parish representatives, subject to the appropriate statutory checks and references), as Rector to Bansfield Benefice, the Rev. Brin Singleton, currently Rural Dean of Samford Deanery, and Incumbent in the parishes of Capel St Mary with Little and Great Wenham.

Brin writes:

I am very much looking forward to joining Bansfield benefice. In 2013 Marion and I will be celebrating 30 years of marriage, we have three children, our daughter is married and living in Bath, our eldest son is setting up his own home in Ipswich, and our youngest son having special needs will join us along with my mother at Wickhambrook vicarage, as well our household of dogs and cats. In
terms of my ministry I am a millennium babe, that is to say ordained in 2000 and priested in 2001.

I served my four year curacy in Soham, Ely Diocese and served these past nine years in my first incumbency in Capel St Mary, Little and Great Wenham.

I also served the Samford Deanery as Rural Dean since 2010 and benefited from sharing ministry to our deanery with Elders Readers, Self Supporting Ministers, Parochial Church Officers and Congregations.

My interests include DIY music, bell ringing, camping and the great outdoors.

I, and my family look forward to our new pilgrimage in ministry with you all.

The Rural Dean writes

A date for Licensing and Induction will be set by the Bishop and Archdeacon, and as soon as this is known it will be announced.

The Benefice and Deanery look forward to welcoming this experienced and highly respected priest into our fellowship.

Rev. Canon Ian Finn (Rural Dean of Clare)

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