Exciting Curate News!

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It has been announced that Rachel Gardner will be joining us at Immanuel and St Andrew Church as our Curate in the summer of 2024. We are very much looking forward to welcoming her as she serves her curacy with us for the next three years. Please be praying for her as she prepares for her ordination as a deacon on the 29th June at Southwark Cathedral.

A few words from Rachel:

“Hello my name is Rachel Gardner and I’m really looking forward to joining Immanuel and St Andrew Church as your curate! I’m originally from Surrey where her parents and siblings still live. I’ve spent most of life in the Surrey/ London borders although I’ve been living in Bristol for two years whilst training for ordination. Before training I worked in central London for a research company and then spent a few years working for my home church in Surrey. In my spare time I enjoy meeting up with friends, knitting and trying new crafts, mooching around museums and galleries and tasting new teas. I’m excited to meet you all soon!”

Loving God, We thank you for calling Rachel to your service. As she prepares for her ordination, fill her with your Holy Spirit that she may know your love and guidance. Help us be ready to receive her in our community that we may be a blessing to each other. Amen.