Right now the parish leadership, and especially the parish nominators, is working towards selecting of a new ministry leader (vicar) for your parish. It is my encouragement that you make this a matter of faithful prayer. Be praying for wisdom, insight and discernment. Be praying about God’s call for this church, what makes this church what it is, and where the Spirit is leading you as a community. Pray for the nominators as they carry out this important responsibility, for their partnership with the diocesan nominators and, for all discussions that will surround the process.
Finally be praying for the person who will come (and their family.) Be praying for God’s blessing to be resting on them and for your coming together to form the ministry that will lead you into the next stage of the church’s life.
Ministry is always a partnership. It is not the sole responsibility of one person but of us all. Therefore be praying for this partnership that it will be good and strong, one that seeks God’s Kingdom above all else.
Go well and blessings
Priest in Charge