It was announced on Sunday 4 September in all our Team Parishes that our curate Revd Dr Dominic Coad has been appointed as Team Vicar in the Benwell and Scotswood Team, in the Diocese of Newcastle. Dominic’s last Sunday will be Sunday 30th October when we will have a joint Team Service at Oakham Parish Church at 10:30am. This service will be followed by pre-cooked light lunch, and we need about 20 volunteers to cook a dish for about 10 people each. If you can help please phone Marilyn (01572 723184), Araminta (01572 757827) or Jackie (01572 756613). There will be no sign-up for the meal; all will be welcome. The Churchwardens at Oakham are coordinating a collection for a leaving gift – please send any contribution to them directly or through your village Churchwarden.
Dominic will be licensed by the Bishop of Newcastle on Monday 28th November. It is hoped that some people from Oakham will be able to travel to support Dominic, and more details will follow. We send the warmest of good wishes to Dominic on this appointment and to him and Frances as they prepare to move.