New Benefice of Christchurch
On the 26th February 2018 Christchurch has been afforded Benefice status within the Diocese of Bath and Wells with Revd Clive Jennings being inducted as the Vicar of the new Benefice of Christchurch Clevedon.
Clive was inducted by the Archdeacon of Bath and the Revd Donna Wilkie was similarly licensed as curate of Christchurch.
The creation of a new Christchurch Benefice within the Diocese of Bath and Wells will bring little change to the what has been for many years a thriving and innovative Methodist/Anglican Ecumenical Partnership, it’s life, mission, outreach and growth. It will however clarify matters within the wider Anglican Church setting.
We give thanks to God for this innovative and exciting part of our continued and evolving ministry of our Church and for every member of our Church family.
We give thanks too for our past within the life of the United Benefice and pray for Revd Trevor Cranshaw and the congregations at St Andrews and St Peters as they start their new journey as a Benefice together.