It was announced last week 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 , to be followed by lunch. 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 – more details to follow.
We send the warmest of good wishes to Dominic on this appointment and to him and Frances as they prepare to move.