Sponsored Walk (Delayed util 8th April by bad weather)
Holy Week 2018
Induction and Installation of The Rev’d Fr Robert Parker McGee SR
Despite the weather there was a good congregation at the Institution of The Rev’d Robert Parker McGee, as Vicar of All Saints’, on Wednesday 28th February. Ther congregation included the Mayor of Bromley, Councillor Kathy Bance MBE and the local councillors as well as representatives of the wider community. The Bishop of Rochester safely negotiated the snowy roads between Rochester and Orpington but unfortunately the inclement weather meant that parishionersfrom Rob’s previous parishes were unable to make the journey. Rob’s first Sunday as Vicar will be 4th March and all are welcome to the 8 am Holy Communion service (said) and the 9.30 am Parish Sung Eucharist.
Youth Service – January 2018
New Vicar for All Saints’
The Rev’d Robert Parker McGee will be instituted as Vicar of All Saints’ on Wednesday 28th February at 7.30 pm by the Bishop of Rochester. Everyone is very welcome to this service.
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 move, with all the challenges that that brings, and for him in particular as he takes on a new role and ministry as our 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