During the weekend of the 17th and 18th January the congregations met and listened to Janine Atkinson who had been invited to ‘Preach with a View’, to become a Minister of Word and Sacrament in SPACE.

We enjoyed a relaxed time with her and her husband Mike on the Saturday afternoon at Ravensthorpe withHopton Church. Then on the Sunday we were able to listen to her leading us in worship at Longcauseway Church and to hear more about her life in the following Church Meeting.

After Janine and her family had left to return to Cambridge a secret vote was taken on whether: Guided by the Holy Spirit, we wished to call Janine to the pastorate of SPACE.

The result was a resounding ‘YES’ with almost a 100% majority.

John Rider, our Interim Moderator conveyed this news to Janine that evening and after 24 hours of reflection she has accepted our call. This is truly wonderful news.

We now look forward to her ordination and induction into SPACE.

There will be more news about this as arrangements are made.


Sally Speight. SPACE Leadership Team Secretary. ®
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