Annual Report 2019/2020
Priest in Charge
Rev Ruth Newmarch
‘I will build my church and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it’ Matthew 16:18
Induction July 1 – a very special service conducted by Bishop Paul Barker, Archdeacon Dianne
Sharrock and Area Dean John Carrick. Twenty permitted people attended from St Philips, St
Thomas, and my immediate family.
Since then I have only conducted face-to-face worship on July 5.
Live stream Covid 19 lockdown took effect and since then Sunday worship with Holy
Communion has been live streamed.
Youth and Young Adult Service 27 Sept.
Blessing of the Animals Service 4 Oct.
Three-part series on Working Relationships with Rev Kevin and Mrs Lynley Giles, in
September, October and November.
I want to pay tribute to Doug Myers for hours spent in research, acquiring software and extra
equipment, to start live streaming our services, and make them increasingly professional and
seamless. Janaka Mendes has assisted Doug greatly. Thank you to you both for serving God and
assisting our worship so generously.
In addition, Alex Boemo has selected, played, sung and recorded the songs for every service
since lockdown. Thank you Alex, we have been spiritually uplifted and enabled to worship God
through your ministry.