m2o Churchwardens Update No. 7
Sunday 1st September 2013


Thank you for your prayers as we have journeyed towards the appointment of a new incumbent for m2o. This next week is an important one in that journey.

Short-listed candidates will arrive in Rugby on Tuesday, 3rd September. During the afternoon they will have the opportunity to look around the parish and church properties, including the vicarage. In the evening there is a meal in church so that candidates can meet members of the PCC and others with responsibilities in the church and the local community.

The Church Centre will be open Tuesday evening for those who would like to gather to pray.

Interviews are on Wednesday, 4th September in the Church Centre. During the interviews, church will be open for personal prayer for anyone who is able to come. Stay for whatever time you would like.

Please pray for the candidates and for the selection panel.

  • Archdeacon Morris, who chairs the panel
  • Graham Archer, CPAS
  • Peter Watkins, Rugby Area Dean
  • Marion MacLellan and Richard Farnell, our Parish Representatives

The selection panel will meet following the interviews, but there will be no immediate announcements. The panel has the responsibility to report to the Bishop, making a recommendation for the appointment.

Bishop’s approval is required before any announcement can be made.

What to do now?
As we keep saying, please pray that God’s purposes will be done among us, in His love and with confidence in Christ alone.

With our love and prayers,

Mark Richard Graham
Mark austin Farnells Graham old
[576076] [578258] [550552]
email: churchwardens@m2o.org.uk


“And Jesus is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.”

Colossians 1.18-20

“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 4.4-7

Graham Old, 01/09/2013