St Dunstan's Church
We’re delighted to announce the appointment of Richard King as the new Vicar for St Dunstan’s Church and Cranbrook.
Richard was licensed at St. Dunstans on October 25th by Bishop Rose Hudson-Wilkin. It was a very joyous occasion.
For the past seven and a half years, Richard has been living and working in Canada, before which he held various posts in the Canterbury Diocese. He comes to us with a wealth of experience and a passion for being with and meeting everyone wherever they are on life’s journey. Richard lives and breathes St Dunstan’s Church’s vision through his faith, his welcoming spirit, and his compassion for all. As Richard said to us recently, “Shelly and I are now so grateful for God’s grace and kindness in providing the opportunity to come to be with you.”
And commenting on his Parish interview in June, Richard said, “it was a wonderful, action-packed experience. I met not only members of St. Dunstan’s, but also people from the community, including the schools, parish council and local businesses. In a thirty-minute session, some of the children from Cranbrook Church of England Primary School put me to the test with some fantastic questions! That was great fun. In all, I came away with the sense that there is a lot happening in Cranbrook; that there is a great and shared desire to work together to make the community the best it can be. It feels very much a gift to be able to come and be part of that.”
Richard’s appointment came after a thorough recruitment and selection process, and our thanks go to so many of you who responded to a questionnaire last year. Your responses, feedback, support and prayers have been invaluable.
St Dunstan's strives to be a church of welcome and warmth, of friendship and comfort, of fine music and worship, of Messy Church and Tots Plus, of Bible study groups and coffee mornings. And of charity - giving to those less fortunate than ourselves.
Sunday services are at 10.00am and there is also a regular Holy Communion service each week on Wednesday mornings at 10.00am. We look forward to meeting you.
Wherever you are on your journey of faith and whatever you’re looking for, St Dunstan’s Church is here for you - and you are very welcome.
No matter what your current understanding of the Christian faith is, or if you are an enquirer seeking to find out more, you can be assured of a warm welcome. The best way to is to come along on a Sunday to one of the services, or try one of the activities during the week.