We are thrilled to publish the following announcement from the Archdeacon of Bromley and Bexley.
“The Bishop of Rochester, in consultation with the Dean and Chapter of Rochester Cathedral who are Patrons of the Living, is pleased to announce that The Revd Robert Parker-McGee is to be Licensed and Inducted as the next Vicar of the parish of All Saints Orpington on Wednesday 28th February 2018.
Rob is at present the Priest-in-Charge of Geddington with Weekley in the Diocese of Peterborough in Northamptonshire. He is married to Sarah who is a qualified accounting and HR practitioner and also a Licensed Lay Minister. They have two school-age children, Jasmine and Thomas.
Rob is very much looking forward to coming to minister in Orpington. Please pray for him and his family as they prepare to move, with all the challenges that that brings, and for him in particular as he takes on a new role and ministry as Vicar.”
We have also received the following letter from Rob.
“It is a great privilege to have been asked to become your next Vicar. From the moment I came across All Saints’, it was clear that it was a very special place, has a rich history and serves an important spiritual function in the life of Orpington. My family and I are very much looking forward to the next chapter of our lives in this special place and to joining in with the wonderful things that God has in store for All Saints’ over the coming years. With your help, I very much hope that we can begin to discern how it is that God wishes us to grow, in prayer and outreach, so that more and more people can find the richness and stability in Jesus that will bless them and those around them for a lifetime. I pray that the parish may have a holy and blessed Advent and Christmas and look forward to meeting you all in the New Year”.
The Revd R.T. Parker-McGee MA (Res), BA (Hons), SR, SCP