Fr Ryan Green, our Honorary Associate Priest, has been appointed as Vicar of the Parish of All Saints, Hove, in the Diocese of Chichester, by the Archbishop of Canterbury. He will Inducted and Collated as Vicar by the Bishop of Chichester on 8 May 2016.
We offer Fr Ryan our sincere congratultions on his appointment to this exciting parish and the assurance of our prayers as he prepares to move back to England in late April. The Diocese of Perth has been greatly enriched by his ministry, not only as former Rector of our neighbouring parish of Swanbourne, but also in his service to the wider diocese as an inspiring and entertaining theological educator. We will miss his partnership in the gospel but hope that as an Australian citizen he will return and visit us in the future.
A prayer of St Richard of Chichester (1197-1253):
Thanks be to you, our Lord Jesus Christ,
for all the benefits which you have given us,
for all the pains and insults which you have borne for us.
Most merciful Redeemer, Friend and Brother,
may we know you more clearly, love you more dearly,
and follow you more nearly, day by day. Amen.