A very warm welcome to the Right Revd Stephen Conway, who is coming from Ramsbury in the Diocese of Salsbury to be our new Bishop in Ely! Many thanks are also due to Dr David Thomson, Bishop of Huntingdon, for keeping us in order during the Interregnum after Bishop Anthony Russell retired last year. (Bishop David kindly mentioned your favourite blogging gargoyle in one of his posts recently.)
On the subject of Interregna, we'll be having one ourselves in St Vigor's when our long-serving and much-loved Rector, Rhiannon Jones, leaves to work with the Suffragan Bishop of Aston in the Transforming Church project in the Diocese of Birmingham. Rhiannon hit the news earlier this year with the amazing coincidence of having an Ordinand with the same forename, middle name and surname. (What's the plural of Rhiannon...Rhiannoi? Rhianna?) Rhiannon's last service will be the 11am at St Vigor's in Fulbourn on Sunday 31 October.
Also leaving is Parish Assistant Sarah Turner, who's marrying Revd Edward Green, a Team Vicar in the Diocese of Oxford - after some negotiation, the ceremony will be in St Vigor's! Her last service as Parish Assistant will be September 19th, again in Fulbourn.
I'm sure we all wish Rhiannon and Sarah, in their different ways of serving the Lord, every best wish for the future.
New Bishop of Ely is announced - Diocese of Ely
Welsh Rhiannons have congregation seeing double - Cambridge News
Transforming Church - Diocese of Birmingham