New Clergy Appointments
It's exciting times for West Wight. As a
result of advertisements in the Church Times, meetings over the summer
and a formal interview process in November the appointment of two
clergy to West Wight has been announced, and they will play a key role
in the exciting process of developing a new Team and emerging Mission
The new clergy are:
The Revd Leisa McGovern, currently
Assistant Curate Ottervale Mission Community based at Ottery St Mary
in Devon who will become Team Vicar Designate for Freshwater and
Yarmouth and in due course for Totland as well. And, The Revd Clive
Todd, currently Rector of the Lower Swale in North Yorkshire where he
has responsibility for eight churches will be Team Rector Designate
with responsibility for Brighstone, Shorwell, Mottistone, Brook,
Shalfleet, Thorley, Newtown and Calbourne.
Licensing will take place on 22nd April
at 4pm – Venue to be confirmed. Please keep both Clive and Leisa,
their families and current parishes in your prayers as they prepare
for a new ministry with us here in the West Wight.
For a more comprehensive account of these new appointments please
here to view the Christchurch, Totland website article.