Since arriving in Nottingham (March 2018) Joanna and I are loving the bustle of the city, meeting lots of people and getting to know the East Midlands,
We have an amazing opportunity at St Mary’s. With well over 50,000 students in the city, and some already part of the church, I can’t wait to see many coming and discovering the inspiration and newness God brings into our lives – as happened to me when I was a student.
We have been working hard on exciting development plans to become one of the Bishop’s ‘larger resource churches’ and expect soon to take on more staff. At the moment, you’ll find the worship traditional, on the formal side and we have a brilliant choir. Part of our development plan is to include less formal worship. We aim to allow you space to experience God’s presence in a stunningly beautiful space. I base all my sermons on the Bible, praying that God’s Holy Spirit will speak into the reality of each of our worlds.
I’d love to see the church filled with people praying together in both lament and hope as we engage with the realities of our world, near and far. I’m a hands on person, believing that, just as Jesus did, central to being a Christian is friendship with all people, especially those on the edges of life. And there’s nothing better than getting together for food, especially when it’s homemade.
St Mary’s has been at the heart of the city for many centuries. You can see the big tower with a flag on the top from lots of points in the city. With underfloor heating, it’s always warm.
Do come to a Service and please make sure you say hello – I’m easy to identify with my robes on!