Welcome Andrew Brown

 On July 4th, exactly one year after the final service of our previous Rector, David Ridley, we welcomed The Reverend Andrew Brown as our new Rector. The service, attended by about 200 people, was conducted by Rose, Bishop of Dover. It was a joyous occasion with a great mix of formality and informality.

Andrew and Bishop

Bishop and Andrew

outside the churchPictures of Bishop Rose, Rev. Andrew Brown and Grace at the service 

Andrew hails from Northern Ireland but has spent the last few years in Canterbury and Ashford, where he completed his curacy. He is engaged to Grace and they are planning a wedding in the Cathedral at the end of October. 

He is now living in the Vicarage in Brook Street, Eastry and  looking forward to meeting people in the five  parishes of Eastry, Woodnesborough, Staple, Northbourne and Tilmanstone.

We thank Maggie.Carnegie for the pictures