Greetings in the name of Jesus!
My name is Mark Dunstan and I'm the Rector of the United Benefice.
"Rector" is a church-word which means much the same as "Vicar", "Priest", "Pastor" or "Minister". "Benefice" is a church-word describing a geographical area which is overseen and supported by the ministry of a parish priest. I share with the Bishop the privilege and the responsibility of "the cure of souls" in the three parishes here; my role is to look after the spiritual health of every person in the villages - whether they choose to attend church services or not.
I am glad to say that I do not work alone. In the Bible, the Apostle Paul describes the church as a body - a living entity with many different members, each with their own special role and function. It is a really good picture of church life. There are all sorts of activities which take place as part of the church's ministry, and these only happen because of the talents and energies of a host of volunteers.
The Parochial Church Councils are extremely grateful to everyone who helps. If you would like to help in any way, please contact the wardens.
These people help me in a legally recognised capacity as office holders within each Parochial Church Council of the Benefice.
Wardens Ian Rosier Peter Hofer Nicholas Buxton PCC Secretary Lorraine Newman Beryl Hollylee Ann Emsley PCC Treasurer Amanda Rosier Lindsay Farquharson Sarah Hart
The following people also hold the Bishop's licence for various ministries.
|Honorary Assistant Minister:
Revd Barbara Ebeling