|Holy Communion Service at Austwick every Wednesday at 10.30.
Visitors to our villages are most welcome at our Church services. Do come along and join us.
The last few months have given me a great opportunity to see how people work together to achieve one important goal. The interregnum has been a challenge that we have faced together as a benefice, churchwardens can’t function without the support of the church family and the retired clergy who keep our services running and every warden would like to thank you for your support.
When Ian retired he left us with a flying start having already programmed services to the end of February, this allowed us to concentrate on the job at hand, to find a new priest.
The period of an interregnumaverages at 18 months but can last several years so to think that we expect to have a new priest in place within 9 months is proof of both prayer and people working together.
Mark Foulds, churchwarden, Austwick
Appointment of Priest in Charge
The Bishop of Leeds, the Rt Revd Nicholas Baines, is pleased to announce that the Revd John Davies, currently serving as Rector of the Cam Vale Benefice in the Dioces of Bath and Wells, has been appointed as Priest in Charge of the United Benefice of Clapham with Keasden and Austwick with Eldroth, in the Ripon Episcopal Area.
Joh and his wife Diana join us in April. He will be installed as our Priest in Charge on 19 April at 7.30pm. The service will be at St James’s Church, Clapham.