The parish representatives met with the Bishop and Rural Dean on 19 November to consider the applicants that had applied for the post of Rector.
After some discussion we decided not to ask any of the applicants to attend for interview. It was felt that our profile/advert had not attracted the right candidates.
We are therefore going to re word the advert and look again at the profile and advertise again in February. We all felt it was better to take extra time now to seek the correct candidate , rather than to appoint somebody who is not right for us.
It was also felt that timing an advert in February may also attract a different sort of candidate.
We are very lucky to continue to have the support of Betty and Alan as part of our permanent team and the help of people like Geoff Warren, Tony Ball and Mike Lee keeping all our services covered. Our thanks goes to each one for all the help they are giving us
Please continue to keep the parish and our search for a new Rector in your prayers and we will update you on new dates as soon as we have been informed by the diocese.
Acting Chair, Parochial Church Council
Churchwarden, All Saints Church
Parish of Wyke Regis All Saints with St Edmund