We are delighted that Andrew McCausland has answered God’s call to be our new pastor. Andrew has come from Minehead where he has been senior minister of Minehead Baptist Church for the past ten years.
On Sunday 11th September Andrew was inducted as part of a wonderful service of praise and thanksgiving.
Chris Justice from Hope Church in Beaconsfield, who was our excellent moderator during the inter-regnum, preached from 2 Corinthians 2:12 – 3:6 about how we hear the calling of the Holy Spirit in our lives, and about how God equips us for his service.
Geoff Colmer, our regional minister from the Central Baptist Association carried out the induction, which was followed by prayers for Andrew, the church and for God’s work in our community.
We were delighted to welcome many of Andrew and Denise’s friends, including Martin and Pauline from Minehead Baptist Church who brought greetings and prayers from Andrew’s old congregation.
It was good to see Maria Bond representing Gold Hill Baptist Church who have supported us so faithfully through preaching and prayer.
And it was good also to welcome Cassa, the Vicar of the local Anglican Church, Holy Trinity. We look forward to a deepening relationship between all the Christians in the village, and we have a sense of anticipation and excitement about what God will do next.