Following the early move of Revd Christine Gillespie to the Goole & Selby Circuit in February, the members and friends of Harlow Hill MC were understandably slightly nervous about how things would work without a minister in the intervening 6+ month period. They need not have worried, the Circuit appointed Revd Steve Barlow, as part of his District Circuit Support Team role, alongside Revd Linda Phillips, a Supernumerary from Woodlands, to provide some part-time ministerial support on a job share arrangement.
Praise God, things have worked out just fine! From the initial get to know each other meeting in mid-February, relationships have been strong which has meant pastoral care, church meetings and worship that Linda and Steve have been able to lead have all happened without hassle or concern.
Every one has mucked in, it’s been a real team effort and a blessed time for all concerned. Now as we say farewell to Steve and Linda, we look forward to the arrival of Revd Moses John and his family and seeing what God has planned for us in the months and years ahead.