Holy Trinity is in an interregnum, a period of transition and the Archdeacon, Rev. John Kiddle came to talk to the PCC of Holy Trinity on March 13th, 2019 about the Diocesan position for the future of Holy Trinity.

The Diocese strongly supports the Parish of Roehampton and would like the PCC to start with the process of finding a new incumbent for Holy Trinity, whilst also asking the whole congregation to take due time to reflect and think prayerfully about what would best serve Roehampton – the community within the parish, the wider Diocese and our church.

A consultation questionnaire has been prepared by the PCC to gather views from the congregation on a number of key points and to help in the creation of our Parish Profile.

Please, therefore, do take the time to fill this out and return it to the Parish Office.

In the meantime, Sunny and the existing team ministry at Holy Trinity have done an excellent job in ensuring that the 10am service will always have presiding minister able to give communion – and someone to preach – and this rota of Sundays has been filled up until the end of August.   We particularly thank the Revd. Daniel Eshun, Revd. Prof. June Boyce-Tillman, M Woodroffe, Revd. Dr. Mark Garner amongst others in helping Holy Trinity at this time.

On our patronal festival, Trinity Sunday 16th June 2019, we are very fortunate that Christopher, the Bishop of Southwark will be coming to preach and preside for us at Holy Trinity.

The 8am and 12 noon BCP services are suspended until a new incumbent is found.

The process of recruitment is likely to take some months and includes the creation of a Parish Profile and a Job Description.  A Parish Profile is an overview description of the church, congregation and local area which accompanies the job description for the new incumbent.

The two churchwardens met with Archdeacon John Kiddle on 1st April, 2019 and the next steps will be along the following lines:

APRIL 14th  Briefing on the process at the AGM by the churchwardens
APRIL 22nd  Deadline for collection of congregational questionnaire
APRIL 29th  MAP meeting which will also collate the results of the questionnaire and compile a report to go to the PCC/Congregation
MAY 9th  PCC meeting which will also select a small working group to start looking at compilation of profile and job description.
JUNE 1st  Wider Consultation meeting to get feedback/input from people in the community such as University, Methodists, Church School, Deanery Church Leaders, Diocesan Mission Team etc.
Further drafting of the Parish Profile etc. by the working group/PCC reflecting input from wider consultation.
JUNE 19th  An extraordinary PCC meeting with Archdeacon in attendance to formalise the whole appointment committee, the recruitment process, approve the draft Parish Profile and Job Description and agree the timetable of meetings thereafter for the appt committee.

The Archdeacon and the PCC would very much like to thank everyone who has been involved in keeping the church running so effectively at this time of interregnum and as all involved seek to do God’s will, ask for your thoughts and prayers for guidance, discernment and wisdom.


One Reply to “Interregnum”

  1. Keith & Chris Rowbottom

    Our prayers will be with you as you go through the process of appointing a successor to Jim. May God lead you all by His Holy Spirit through the many discussions that will be held and in the decisions that are made.

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