During the interregnum, the Diocese has assigned two senior curates to minister to our two churches and to provide pastoral support.
They are Garreth Frank (from St Nics, Nottingham) and Debs Moyo (from St John’s Carlton and St John’s, Colwick). Garreth will be attending Sunday services at St Mary’s this week and will be introduced by Bishop Paul.
Obviously we are enormously grateful to everyone who has supported us so far on this journey, especially Owen and Gill Page together with John Smith and we hope that they will continue to do so when Garreth and Debs are unable to be with us. Especially in these difficult times, it emphasises what a team effort is required!
Welcome to Garreth and Debs!
Revd Debs Moyo
Hi St Mary’s and St Leonard’s, I’m Debs. I’m currently in my 3rd year of curacy at the churches of St John’s Carlton and St John’s Colwick. I’ve been in Nottinghamshire since 2010, except for 2 years away at theological college in London – just couldn’t stay away!
I’m married to my wonderful husband Mandla. We had our wedding reception near Newark in the beautiful Kelham Hall, so I have a fondness for this area. When we’re allowed to travel, we enjoy a good walking holiday.
I’m looking forward to joining you in Newark and will be with you for the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month.
God bless, Debs
Revd Garreth Frank
I am so excited to meet you and to be able to spend the next six months serving alongside you. It will be a real privilege to get be part of a worshipping community with such a rich spiritual heritage. I know I won’t be with you long, and we remain in the midst of challenging circumstances, but my prayer is that this will be a season where we hear from God and see him move powerfully in Newark. Here’s a bit about me and what I have and will be doing.
Having grown up in rural North Wales, I moved to York to study and work before training for ordination at Cranmer Hall, Durham. In 2017, I came to Nottingham in order to serve a curacy in the parish of St Nicholas (St Nic’s) in the city centre. This has involved overseeing their 6.30 congregation, regularly teaching on the diocese’s Real Life discipleship course and co-chairing the Nottingham Citizens work and wages team.
As part of a new role as an Associate Missioner at St Nic’s, I will be seconded for six months to serve and support the ministry of St Mary Magdalene and St Leonard’s on a part-time basis. On Sunday’s this will mean being based in Newark for morning services, before being back at St Nic’s in the evenings. This will begin on the first Sunday of February, but I’m looking forward to joining you to worship this Sunday.
God bless, Garreth